THIS TRANSACTION MUST BE PROCESSED BY APPOINTMENT AT THE DRIVER LICENSE OFFICE – 904 301 BLVD W, BRADENTON Customers will be charged a $6.25 Tax Collector service fee for information and processing, and additional transaction fees may apply. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule your appointment. Services are for Manatee County residents and businesses only.
If you were cited at-fault in three crashes within three years (36 months), your driver license will be cancelled until you complete an approved driver improvement course that includes behind-the-wheel training and an assessment of your driving ability. In order to clear a cancellation for three crashes within three years, all of the following must be adhered to:
Step 1. Advanced Driver Improvement Course
You must complete an approved Advanced Driver Improvement course (ADI). You may contact the traffic school of your choice to register for the applicable course. However, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) must approve the course. Traffic schools are listed in your local telephone directory under "driving instruction" or "traffic schools”. Approved providers are also available at http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/drivingcourses.html. Proof of completion must be uploaded directly to the DHSMV. We will not accept a paper certificate of completion.
Step 2. Behind-the-Wheel Training
You must complete a 4-hour behind-the-wheel (BTW) training from a Florida licensed Commercial Driving School (CDS). You may contact the traffic school of your choice to register for the applicable course. However, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) must approve the course. Traffic schools are listed in your local telephone directory under "driving instruction" or "traffic schools”. And, approved providers are also available at http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/drivingcourses.html. Proof of completion must be uploaded directly to the DHSMV. We will not accept a paper certificate of completion.
Step 3. Extended Driving Skills Road Test
Steps 1 and 2 must be completed before you are eligible to take the extended driving test.
You must pass the driver license extended driving skills road test with a DL examiner. The Driver License Office at the Manatee County Tax Collector’s office administers the extended driving skills road test. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment. If you are not a Manatee County Resident, or you would like to find an office that processes walk-ins, contact the Division of Motorist Services at 850.617.2000 or visit flhsmv.gov/locations for a list of all locations.
Note: If you have multiple cancellations for three crashes within three years, you will be required to take the extended driving test for each cancellation.
Acceptable Methods of Payment and Estimated Fees
We will acceptcash, check, debit cards, and credit cards. A $2.50 processing fee for debit cards and a 2.5% processing fee (minimum of $2.50) for credit cards will apply. Our office does not retain any portion of this fee. Estimate of fees* for your transaction:
Service Fee..........................................................................$6.25 Extended Driving Skills Road Test Retake...............$20.00 (each)
*Fees listed above only apply to reinstatements processed at the Driver License Office; they do not apply to any fees owed for any other courses and/or training.
**Other related reinstatement or issuance fees may apply.
Need to replace or renew your license? You will be required to pay an additional $25 to $75 at the time of reinstatement. (There may also be a $7.00 fee per endorsement and a $15.00 late fee, if applicable.) You must also submit documents that establish your identity pursuant to the Real ID Act, unless you already have a Real ID compliant Florida driver license and no changes are needed. For a complete list of acceptable identity documents, visit flhsmv.gov/whattobring.
An Online Application is REQUIRED for all transactions! To complete your driver license or ID card transaction at one of our offices, you must complete the Online Driver License & ID Card Application (https://taxcollector.jotform.com/210103795736152) – or scan the QR code to access the application – prior to your appointment. Do not print the application; an associate will access your electronic submission during your appointment. Applications are valid for 90 days.
Not a Manatee County Resident? Our offices are open by appointment only for Manatee County residents/businesses only. All out-of-county residents must visit their home county for information and processing. To find a location visit flhsmv.gov/locations.