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To continually strive to improve our customer service, we have implemented ways for specialized title transactions to be processed. The options below provide you with the flexibility to meet your needs and avoid wait times in our lobbies.
Visit the First Manatee South County Tag Agency, located at 5756 14th Street West, Bradenton, in the Southwood Shoppes plaza. This office has extended hours Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). All transactions can be processed as a walk-in (with some restrictions) or can be dropped off. Drop-off work will be processed with a one-business-day turnaround. This office accepts cash, check, and debit. A 3.5% fee is 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. Appointments are available at this office but are not required. To schedule an appointment, visit the auto tag agency website.
This option is available only to Manatee County residents and Manatee County businesses.
Drop off title and/or registration work with the receptionist at our DeSoto Office, located at 819 301 Boulevard West, Bradenton. Most transactions are completed and available for pickup within two business days, not including the day the work is dropped off and holidays. You will receive an email/text notification when the work is ready for pick up.
A signed control sheet and a copy of the applicant's valid, unexpired driver license or ID card must accompany the drop-off work. It is preferred that you place everything in an envelope or folder when being dropped off. Please choose one form of payment below:
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.
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 two-business-day turnaround.
The following publication lists provide information for the specialized title transactions that must be processed at the First Manatee South County Tag Agency or as drop-off work at the Manatee County Tax Collector's DeSoto office.