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.

Please submit a copy of one of the following items indicating a Manatee County address:

  • Florida Driver license (must have a Manatee County address)
  • Paid receipt for utility, telephone service, paid contract or turn-on order for utility service
  • Proof of homestead exemption
  • Rental or lease contract agreement
  • Current year motor vehicle, mobile home or boat certificate of registration
  • Copy of insurance policy for motor vehicle, mobile home or boat
  • Other documentary evidence that provides independent proof of a Manatee County address

If you cannot provide proof of Manatee County residency, you cannot process your paperwork by mail in Manatee County. Please contact the tax collector's office in your county of residence to obtain mailing instructions, or mail form HSMV 82101 (Application for Duplicate Title) to:

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee FL 32399

In order to obtain a duplicate Florida title, please send the following:

All individual(s) must submit a copy of one of the following with the application for duplicate title:

  • A valid driver license or ID card with photo issued by any US state or territory (Florida driver license must indicate a Manatee County address).
  • A Canadian driver license or ID card
  • A valid US or out-of-country passport
  • If transaction is being completed by Power of AttorneyPDF file a copy of the valid driver license, identification card or passport for both the applicant and the person appointed power of attorney is required.
Proof of authorization of an agent is required for all vehicles in a business name. One of the following must be submitted:
  • If the agent is signing for a Florida registered business and the person is listed on www.sunbiz.orgNew window as an officer or director a screen print must be submitted.
  • If the agent signing or business is not listed on the Sun Biz website or the business is not registered in Florida, the agent signing must submit a letter on original business letterhead, which states that they are authorized to sign on behalf of the business. (The letter may be signed by any individual, provided s/he is someone other than the person signing the application.)

Required documentation:
  • Application for Duplicate Certificate of TitlePDF file must be accurately completed by the applicant
  • Proof of address change (if applicable) - See page 2 of application for acceptable proof
    • If your mailing address will only be temporary, please sign the Temporary Address Change Affidavit listed below.
  • Lien satisfaction (if applicable)
Completing the application:
  • If there is more than one owner on the title and the names are joined by "and", the application must be signed by all owners of record.
  • Current odometer reading and date read is required for vehicles 10 years or newer.
    • If you choose to exempt the odometer reading on a vehicle that is more than 10 years old, write the word exempt in the boxes where the odometer reading would be disclosed.
    • If your odometer reading is less than 100,000 miles, please start in the correct box according to what your current mileage is. (Ex: If your mileage is 54,989 you would start with the 5 in the 2nd box.)

PLEASE NOTE: A duplicate title with transfer of ownership is not permitted by mail.

3. CHECK made payable to Ken Burton Jr., Tax Collector. Your check is welcome provided it includes: Full name, street address, home telephone number with area code, driver license number and state of issuance. Starter checks are not acceptable. If your check is returned, it may be re-presented electronically. By submitting your payment by check, you are authorizing service charges and processing fees, as permitted by F.S. 832, to be debited from the same account by paper draft or electronically, at the option of the Tax Collector.

4. Mail your paperwork to:
Ken Burton Jr., Tax Collector
Attn: Customer Contact Center
819 301 Blvd. West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Phone: 941-741-4800
www.taxcollector.comNew window 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.

FeesNew window:  

Because you are applying for your title by mail, the "fast title" option is not available.
Motor Vehicle/Motor Home/Travel Trailer $78.25
Vessel $9.00
Lost-in-Transit - Never received from Tallahassee within 180 days of issue
(After 180 days, duplicate title fee applies.)

Did you include all required documents?

  • Your contact information on the front page of the Mail Packet
  • Proof of Manatee County Residency
  • Proof of Identification
  • Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title
  • Current odometer reading and date read OR Mileage recorded as exempt
  • Proof of address change (if applicable)
  • Lien satisfaction (if applicable)
  • Check made payable to Ken Burton Jr., Tax Collector

Temporary Address Change Affidavit:

I am requesting a temporary address change for the following address:


Printed Name________________________________________________________________________

Signature _________________________________________________Date _____________________

The information contained in this packet is believed to be correct, but is not warranted and is subject to change.