Did you lose your title, pay off a lien, or need to apply for a replacement? You may be eligible to request a copy of your title online, through the mail or in one of our offices. A current odometer reading and date read is required, in addition to a lien satisfaction form, if applicable.
Option 1. Request Your Title Online
Paperless, Electronic Titles, or “E-Titles” are titles that exist only in the DMV database system. If your vehicle had a lien on it which has now been satisfied, you may be eligible to have your title mailed to you from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ MyDMV Portal – or scan the QR code to access the site.
Option 2. Request Your Title through the Mail
This service is offered as a courtesy to Manatee County residents only. You will need to submit the following:
Note: Duplicate titles are mailed from Tallahassee within 7 to 10 business days. If you need your title expedited, apply in person.
Option 3. First Manatee South County Tag Agency – extended hours and Saturday Hours
The First Manatee South County Tag Agency processes registration and title transactions for vehicles, boats, and mobile homes, as well as parking permits. This office does not offer driver license, hunting and fishing, or property tax services.
It offers extended hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday) and Saturday hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Appointments are available but are not required. To schedule an appointment, visit the auto tag agency website (autotagagency.net). It is located in Southwood Shoppes at 5756 14th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207. Their phone number is (941) 782-6050.
This office accepts cash, check, and debit. A 3.5% fee will be charged on all check transactions to guarantee funds and on all debit transactions as a processing fee. An additional $20 fast title fee applies to titles printed on-site.
The First Manatee South County Tag Agency is a privately owned office operating under the authority granted by the Manatee County Tax Collector’s office.
Option 4. Make an Appointment at Taxcollector.com
Appointments are REQUIRED for all transactions! Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment for your duplicate title. We only serve Manatee County residents and businesses. Limit 4 transactions per appointment. We have three convenient offices to serve you: Our DeSoto Office (located closest to the Island, West and Central Bradenton), our Lakewood Ranch Office (located closest to Lakewood Ranch and East Manatee County), and our North River Office (located closest to Palmetto, Ellenton, and Parrish).
Acceptable Methods of Payment and Estimated Fees
We accept cash, check, debit cards, and credit cards. A $2.50 processing fee for debit cards and a 2.5% processing fee (with a minimum of $2.50) for credit cards will apply. Our office does not retain any portion of this fee.
Vehicles, Mobile Homes, and Trailers over 2,000 lbs: $78.25 to $85.75
Boats: $10.00 to $12.00
Death Scenario Transactions
Due to the many variables that may be involved with a death scenario transaction, the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office has created the Death Scenario Assistance Chart (taxcollector.jotform.com/221954883649977) - or scan the QR code to access the chart - to walk you through determining the requirements.
You may also refer to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' procedure, TL-18 (flhsmv.gov/pdf/proc/tl/tl-18.pdf), for details and instructions on processing your transaction. Exhibits and charts are located at the bottom of the procedure to assist with determining the requirements.
Non-Manatee County Residents
Not a Manatee County Resident? Out-of-county residents can only be served at First Manatee South County Tag Agency. See the section above for more details regarding the First Manatee South County Tag Agency. Otherwise, you will need to visit your home county tax collector’s office.