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Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Dealer Services & Information
We value Manatee County Dealers and understand that your time is important. We understand that timely completion of your work is necessary for the operation of your business, and we remain committed to providing that service to you. We have two options available to you to have your dealer transactions processed in Manatee County.
OPTION #1 – Visit the First Manatee South County Tag Agency
Address: 5756 14th St W, Bradenton 34207 (Southwood Shops) 
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-2pm Phone: 941.782.6050

 ~Walk-Ins Welcome – No Appointment Required ~ Serving Dealers from All Counties ~ FREE Courier Service ~ Extended Hours ~ Saturday Hours ~ No Transaction Limits* ~ 
1-Business Day Turnaround for Drop-Off Work
Additional processing fees apply.  Please contact this agency for details on your specific transaction.

*After 5pm, only 3 deals may be waited on. The dealer lobby closes at 5:45pm; however, work can still be dropped off and will be processed & ready for pick-up by the next business day. In order to drop off work, you will need to provide: (1) all completed work, (2) contact information, (3) dealer PIN number, and (4) cash, check, or debit. A 3.5% fee will be charged for all check transactions to guarantee funds and on all debit transactions as a processing fee. An additional $20 fast title fees applies to titles printed on-site.
EFS DEALERS: Inventory requests must be made by email to David@autotagagency.net. Please allow 3 business days for your order to be processed.  For additional information on becoming an EFS Dealer, visit https://www.flhsmv.gov/.

OPTION #2 – Manatee County Dealers ONLY – Drop Off Dealer Work at the Express Lockers located in the Drive Thru of our DeSoto Office
819 301 Blvd W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Drop Off Requirements:
  1. Submit 1 check (for each control sheet submitted) made payable to Ken Burton, Jr., Tax Collector (no cash accepted) with the amount blank.
  2. Submit a Credit Card Authorization Form (for each control sheet submitted). A 2.5% processing fee (minimum of $2.50) for credit cards will apply. Our office does not retain any portion of this fee. This form must be printed and submitted with the drop off work.
Processing Time – Most transactions are completed and available for pickup within 3 business days (not including the day the work is dropped off and holidays). Any rejected work will be returned with a checklist detailing the reason for rejection. Work that is resubmitted after corrections have been made is still subject to the 3-business day turnaround. You will receive an email/text notification when the work is ready for pickup at the Express Lockers.
3-Business Day Turnaround Chart
Work Dropped Off On: Work Ready on:
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday
Additional information for Manatee County Dealers:
Communication – If you have questions before or after submitting work, please submit a question to https://bit.ly/mctc_dealerquestions. We ask that you include copies of all documents related to your inquiry for review so we can provide the most accurate answer possible.  Please note that we will only review paperwork related to a specific question you may have; we will not review an entire transaction for accuracy before it is submitted. Dealer questions have a 3-business day turnaround, not including the date we recieve the request.
Requests for Forms – If your dealership is in need of Secure HSMV forms (82994, 82995, etc.), please submit a request to https://bit.ly/mctc_dealerquestions. If you need more control sheets, please see the second bullet under the Drop Off Requirements section above.

ETR Temporary Plate Inventory – To request ETR temporary plate inventory, please complete the Dealer ETR Temporary Plate Affidavit and submit with your completed Control Sheet when dropping off your work to be processed.  This request must also be listed on the Control Sheet.

Trust Account Deposits – To make a deposit to your existing trust account, please indicate your request on the Control Sheet.  Please submit a separate check for a trust account deposit if also submitting work to be processed.  Remember, a trust account deposit must be a minimum of $5000.00.

Dealer Information – To update your information on file with our office, please submit your request to https://bit.ly/mctc_dealerquestions

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Dealer Services – Last Update: 10/03/2022