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Who has time to wait?Make an appointment and jump to the front of the line! (Appointments are only available for driver license and title transactions.) Once you have set up an appointment with our office, inform the receptionist or a staff member when you arrive that you are there for your appointment.
The Tax Collector performs many duties both for state and county agencies. Some transactions can be time consuming and, at times, confusing for the customer and are best completed in person by appointment. Therefore, appointments are required for the following Driver License and ID Card transactions:
Class E Driving Skills Road Test (Manatee County residents only)
Written Testing (Manatee County residents only)
Learner Licenses — Written Testing needed in person or already passed testing online
Non-US Citizens — Includes all immigrants, permanent residents, “green card” holders, non-immigrants, and temporary residents
Naturalized US citizens (Naturalized less than 2 years ago)
Naturalized US citizens (never issued a Florida driver license or ID card)
US citizens born abroad
Transfer Out-of-State Driver License or ID Card to Florida when License/ID is Lost or Stolen
First-Time (In Lifetime) ID Card Issuance — Never had a government-issued ID Card in any US State
Medical-Related Testing, Re-Exams and Issues/Questions
Commercial driver licenses (CDL)
Sexual Predator/Offender and Career Offender Transactions
DUI Reinstatement and/or Ignition Interlock Restriction
Hardship License Issuance
You may be eligible to complete your transaction online through our online registration renewal service, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles online services website (GoRenew.com), or our property tax website. See our online services page for more options. For those customers who do not have to come in and can complete transactions online or by mail, it will reduce the wait for those who must come in. This also assists our office in improving efficiency by planning and placing staff accordingly and innovating better ways to serve.