When you are Relocating to Manatee county you have many options: Manatee County has 5 cities (Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Palmetto), one town (Longboat Key), and 9 census designated places (Bayshore Gardens, Cortez, Ellenton, Memphis, Samoset, South Bradenton, West Bradenton, West Samoset and Whitfield).
30 unincorporated places are part of Manatee County as well: Duette, Village of the Arts, Myakka City, Oneco, Parrish, Terra Ceia, Gillette, Palm View, Memphis Heights, Palma Sola, Manavist, fort Hamer, Rutland, Manhattan, Oak Knoll, waterbury, Verna, Old Myakka, Marsh Island, Snead Island, Rattlesnake Key, Rye, Elwood Park, Ward Lake, Cedar Hammock, Willow, Foxleigh, Lake Manatee and Lakewood Ranch.
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Florida residents enjoy living in a state that imposes very few taxes. The majority of revenue is derived from sales/use tax and intangible and corporate income tax. The sales tax rate in general is 6%. Each retail sale, admission charge, storage, use, or rental is taxable, along with some services. Some items are specifically exempt. Some counties impose an additional tax. Floridians do not pay a personal income tax. How sweet is that? For more information on taxes in Florida, call or write:
If you purchase a home in Florida, you will pay ad valorem or “property” tax based on the taxable value of the property. Ad valorem taxes are assessed by the county property appraiser and collected annually by the tax collector’s office.
Appraisal and Mapping: firstname.lastname@example.org
Change of Address: email@example.com
Tangible Personal Property: firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Department: email@example.com
To reach the Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office by telephone during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm EST)
tel: (941) 748-8208
fax: (941) 742-5664
P.O. Box 1338
Bradenton, FL 34206
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Hunting and fishing licenses are available through the county tax collector’s offices and other agents like sporting good stores or retailers that sell outdoor equipment. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission allows you to purchase your hunting or fishing license by dialing a toll-free number and using a credit card. You can also go online to purchase a license. There are two different licenses for fresh and saltwater. Fishing from certain fishing piers does not require a license.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Boating in Manatee County
No boating license is required in Manatee County, although, there are certain rules and restrictions in place. It is the obligation of the individual boat owner to know his responsibilities.
Manatee County is the perfect place for boaters. Boating and fishing opportunities around Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach,Longboat Key and Palmetto are almost endless.
Does my Pet need a License in Manatee County?
Do I really need a license for my pet? Oh, yes. Your pet (dog or cat) must be licensed in Manatee County. Failure to obtain a license could result in fines up to $1,000. Rabies vaccinations are also required by Florida State Statute and by Manatee County Ordinance.
"A Manatee County license tag is required annually for dogs and cats, which they are required to wear. Your dog or cat must be on a leash no longer than eight (8) feet in length when the dog or cat is off the property of the owner and must be under the physical control of the owner or custodian." We, that says it all. Big Brother is watching you!
You may register to vote if you are a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age (you can pre-register at 17), and you are not a convicted felon unless your civil rights have been restored. You can apply to register to vote at any time. However, to vote in an election, you must be registered in the county where you live by the book closing date, usually the 29th day before each election. Absentee ballots can be requested from the County Supervisor of Elections by mail, telephone, or via website. Provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number, your name, residence address, date of birth, and voter identification number.
Division of Elections
Florida Department of State
107 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
Schools in Manatee County