Before visiting our offices, we strongly encourage you to check the status of your license to ensure you have all the documents required to complete your transaction. We will not provide this information over the phone.
The Manatee County Tax Collector's branch offices are not full-service driver license providers. They serve only as an agent of the Division of Driver Licenses and perform very limited functions.
Specialized Driver License Department
(Located in DeSoto Office of the Manatee County Tax Collector)
819 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton, FL 34205
Appointments: (941) 741-4800
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)*
This department serves walk-in customers; however, appointments are recommended and given preference. (Note: Class E Road Tests and all written tests are administered by appointment only.) To schedule an appointment call the number listed above.
*Customers with driver license transactions must be seated with an associate by 4:30 p.m. due to the length of time required for processing.
This department does not administer:
- Commercial driver license (CDL) Road Tests
- Hazmat endorsement applications
- Motorcycle safety courses
- Medical reviews
If you require these services (excluding motorcycle safety courses), you must call or visit one of the following locations:
601 S Pompano Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
Ph: (941) 361-6222
10137 E Adamo Dr Ste 800A
Tampa, FL 33619
Ph: (813) 740-7534
4100 MLK Blvd W
Tampa, FL 33614
Ph: (813) 871-7375
Tax Collector's Office
110 W Oak St. Ste 102
Wauchula, FL 33783
Ph: (863) 773-6365
USCIS (INS) questions must be directed to the Tampa Sub Office location at 5524 West Cyprus Street, Tampa, FL 33607-1708 or (800) 375-5283. You can visit https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/index.jsp to verify the status of a USCIS (INS