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The Real ID Act is a federal act requiring the establishment of minimum standards for state-issued driver licenses and identification cards in accordance with The REAL ID Act of 2005.
IMPORTANT: If your Florida Driver License or ID Card does not have a gold star in the upper right corner, or you are obtaining a first time Florida Driver License or ID Card, you must provide identity documents when processing a transaction in person.
To determine the documents you will need to comply with the Federal Real ID Act, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's REAL ID page.
Not a Manatee County resident? Out-of-County residents can only be served at our Driver License office, located at 904 301 Blvd W, Bradenton. For details, read our Driver License office publication. An appointment is required. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment. Out-of-County residents must select the “Non-Manatee County Resident DL/ID Card Transaction” Service in order to be served. Testing services (e.g. road testing, written exams) are provided for Manatee County residents only.