Addressing

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The Addressing Section of the Manatee County Building and Development Services Department is responsible for the assignment of streets and addresses in unincorporated Manatee County, as well as the correction of addresses that do not meet the Manatee County Addressing Standards. These standards were developed to facilitate emergency response as well as enhance the delivery of mail by the United States Postal Service.

What is an address?

An address is a method used to describe a physical location and is used by law enforcement, fire and ambulance personnel to provide emergency services response, and by the United States Postal Service for the delivery of mail.

Why is an address so important? Because “Every Second Counts in Emergency Response!”

Many people, including those in public safety, view enhanced 9-1-1 as a great emergency response tool. However, without accurate and consistent address information, it cannot always be counted on to help speed-up emergency response. Of the total parts that comprise the enhanced 9-1-1, addressing can be considered one of the most vital.

Future Requirements for Submittals for Addressing and GIS

Manatee County expects to launch the DataMark VEP Master Address Database in early 2020 as a solution to create a paperless addressing system. This database will serve as the one stop location for multiple Addressing jurisdictions.

This addressing solution will streamline and automate the current address process which involves multiple departments and relies on a combination of GIS software tools and manual processes.

Manatee County Addressing will now require paperless (electronic) file submissions for every Application that is filed through the County’s Online Services website. The Addressing and Centerline submission requirements are shown below.

ADDRESSING AND CENTERLINE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The AutoCAD file will require that all line work be snapped at nodes and endpoints. The file should also not have any overlaps, gaps or dangles. For example, the centerline should be split at an intersection. The AutoCAD file will need to be submitted in the State Plane Coordinate System. NAD83 (1990 Adjustment or later) Florida West Zone.

You can email any feedback to vickie.warner@mymanatee.org and suzanne.cook@mymanatee.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VOTER REGISTRATION

To change the address on your voter registration card, you may visit the Manatee County's Voter Registration website.. There is no charge to change your address.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

The Property Appraiser’s Office is notified when an address is changed, however it is recommended that you contact them when you receive your address change notification. You may do that online at the Property Appraiser's website or by phone at (941)748-8202.

WHAT IS THE COST TO CHANGE MY DRIVER LICENSE OR ID CARD ?

Your address must be corrected on your driver license within 10 days of the date of notification. Visit any one of the Manatee County Tax Collector Offices to correct your address or at the Tax Collector website. There will be a convenience fee charged for that service.

HOW ARE VEHICLE, BOAT AND MOBILE HOME REGISTRATIONS CHANGED ?

Vehicle, boat and mobile home registrations must be corrected within 20 days of the date of notification. Visit the FL Highway Safety website to correct your address online and request duplicate registrations, or visit the Tax Collector’s office to change your address and request duplicate registrations at the Tax Collector website. There will be a convenience fee charged for this service.