BOAT TITLE PACKET CHECKLIST
In order for the Manatee County Tax Collector's office to process your paperwork, you must provide proof that you reside in Manatee County either on a full-time basis or a part-time basis. (If you cannot provide proof of Manatee County residency, you cannot process your paperwork by mail in Manatee County.) Please submit a copy of one of the following items indicating a Manatee County address:
In order to obtain a Florida title, please send the following:
1. IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All individual(s) must submit a copy of one of the following with the application for title:
When a title is being transferred into the name of a business, proof of the validity of the business must be submitted and may be a copy of the following:
For a Florida registered business:
For an out-of-state registered business:
The following are unacceptable types of verification for businesses:
NOTE: Proof of authorization of an agent is required for all vehicles going into a business name.
One of the following must be submitted:
*The title must be signed over on the purchaser and seller lines and the odometer disclosure statement & applicable dates must be completed when:
In the case of a "casual sale" (between individuals) of a boat and outboard motor
("complete rig"), the outboard motor is exempt from sales tax when the
transaction is accompanied by an itemized bill of sale that specifically breaks down the sales price of each item. The bill of sale must be notarized or contain a perjury clause. This does not apply to boat dealers. This does not apply to a complete rig with a different type of motor (i.e. inboard).
If you purchased this from a boat dealer, you will need to submit a copy of the dealer's invoice for proof of purchase price.
Amount due will be determined by the empty weight of the trailer. To determine fees see "boat trailer fees" at the bottom of the computation page.
7. Mail your paperwork to:
Ken Burton Jr., Tax Collector
Attn: Customer Contact Center
819 301 Blvd. West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Note: Please allow 10-14 business days for processing and mail time. If you would like expedited mail services, a prepaid overnight envelope must be supplied with your transaction. *Fast titles cannot be issued by mail.
COMPUTATION OF AMOUNT DUE FOR APPLICATION FOR A FLORIDA TITLE AND REGISTRATION
The registration begins the day of purchase/ownership change until the first owners' birth month. (Exception: Company owned vehicles use the month of June). If this is only a transfer from out-of-state and ownership is not changing, the effective date would be today's date. The registration fee is determined by the first owner's birthday and length of the boat.
Visit our website for boat title/registration fees.
To determine the number of months required, start with the month the vehicle was purchased and count through to the owner's birth month.
Did you include all required documents?
The information contained in this packet is believed to be correct, but
is not warranted and is subject to change.