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Electronic Titles (E-Titles)
Did you just pay off a lien and need to print your title to paper? See your options below.

Important! Make sure to check the status of your title using the State's Motor Vehicle Check (services.flhsmv.gov/MVCheckWeb) to determine if your title has already been printed to paper. If the status check shows the title is a "paper title" refer to our Duplicate Title publication (https://www.taxcollector.com/cip/cip-view.cfm?cip=104) for more information.
 
Option 1. Request Your Title Online

Request your title onlineor scan the QR code to access the site

It is less expensive and more convenient! The cost per title is only $2.50 and the service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your paper title will be mailed to you within 7-10 business days.

 
Option 2. Visit the First Manatee South County Tag Agency
 
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.
 
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 3. Make an Appointment at Taxcollector.com
 
Your paper title can also be printed in person at any local Tax Collector’s Office.  (Note: Our office does not offer printed titles by mail.)  The cost is up to $10.00 per title.  If someone other than the registered owner is requesting a paper title, they must have a Fast Title Authorization Form signed by the owner and a copy of the owner’s ID. (The Fast Title Authorization Form can be printed from our website.)
 
Appointments are REQUIRED for all transactions! Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment for your Electronic 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
 
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.

 
What is an Electronic Title (or E-Title)?
 
An electronic title (or e-title) is a certificate of title that is stored electronically and has not been printed to paper. It is maintained in an electronic status at no cost to you until you (the owner) or your lienholder requests that a paper title be printed.  Request an e-title when transferring a title into your name or when adding a lien to an existing title in your name.

 
Why Should You Store Your Title Electronically?
 
First and foremost, it is a fraud deterrent.  By choosing to store your title electronically, you get immediate peace of mind in knowing that your title record is in a safe and secure (electronic) location.  This means that there is much less of a chance that someone could get their hands on your title and transfer ownership without your knowledge.
 
Save time looking for a lost or stolen certificate of title!  Store it electronically, so you don’t misplace or lose it. You could also potentially save up to $85, which is the typical cost for a lost or stolen title!

 
When Do I Need to Convert an E-Title to a Paper Title?
 
As long as you own your car, motorcycle, boat or mobile home, you do not need to convert your title to paper.  (Your proof of ownership is your vehicle registration.)
 
However, before you sell your vehicle to a private party (not a dealer), you will need to request that your e-title be converted to a paper title. Once you have your paper title, you will complete the appropriate “Transfer of Title by Seller” section to transfer your interest to the buyer.

 
What If My Lienholder is an Individual or Exempt Business?
 
If your lienholder is an individual or a business that is exempt from being an ELT participant, the lienholder can choose to apply for the paper title in person. This can be done as early as four business days after the transfer has been completed.
 
Note: Individuals as lienholders are exempt from completing the Fast Title Authorization Form mentioned above. However, the Fast Title Authorization Form
is required if the lienholder is a business.
 
How do I know if my lienholder has released my electronic title?
 
You can check the status of your title one of two ways:
  1. The State’s Motor Vehicle Check - services.flhsmv.gov/MVCheckWeb
       
  1. Visit the State's MyDMV Portalor scan the QR code to access the site  
 
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 information regarding the First Manatee South County Tag Agency. Otherwise, you will need to visit your home county tax collector’s office. 
 
Electronic Titles (E-Titles)  – Last Update: 10/20/2022