FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions, How do I contact....

  • Ambulance or Emergency Medical Services billing questions

    Location:

    2101 47th Terrace East

    Bradenton, FL  34203

     

    Mailing address:

    Post Office Box 1000

    Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

     

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Billing Questions: 800-226-1012

    EMS Records:  941-749-3500 x1681

    Administrative Staff:  941-749-3560  

  • Animal Services, lost pets

    Location:

    305 25th Street West

    Palmetto, FL

     

    Mailing address:

    Post Office Box 1000

    Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

     

    Phone: (941)742-5933

     

    Adoption Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

     

    Downtown Adoption Center:   Monday - Friday  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

     

    Location:   

    1002 B Manatee Avenue West

    Bradenton, FL  34205

     

    Phone:  (941) 748-4501, x. 5824

     

    Searching for Lost Pet: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. or Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

     

     

  • Auto license plates, title and registrations, pay property tax, hunting and fishing licenses, disability parking permits and driver's license services

    Manatee County Tax Collector, Ken Burton Jr.


     

    Locations:

     

    • DeSoto: 819 US 301 Boulevard West, Bradenton 34205
    • Lakewood Ranch: 6007 111th St E, Bradenton 34211
    • Palma Sola: 7411 Manatee Ave W, # 200, Bradenton 34209
    • Palmetto: 1341 10th Street West East, Palmetto, FL 34221

     

    Mailing address:

    Post Office Box 25300

    Bradenton, FL 34206-5300

     

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Main Switchboard: (941) 741-4800

     

    Website:  www.taxcollector.com

     

    Services Provided:

    Registration, license plates and/or tags for vehicles, boats, and mobile homes; payment of property taxes; purchase of fishing and hunting licenses and obtaining disability parking permits. 

     

    Driver's license services.

     

    State law requires you to register a motor vehicle with the Tax Collector's Office within 10 days of becoming a legal resident/becoming employed/placing your children in public school. You will need a current driver's license, proof of Florida automobile insurance, a prior registration certificate and the car's title. If there is a lien on the vehicle, a transfer of title is necessary. The vehicle's identification number must be verified at the time of application for a Florida license plate.

     

    You must apply for a Florida driver's license within 30 days of becoming employed/entering children in school/registering to vote/filing for homestead exemption/becoming a resident of Florida. You will need proof that your vehicle is registered in Florida, your out-of-state license, your social security card.

     

  • Convention Center and Powel Crosley Estate

    Location:

     

    Civic Center: 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto

     

    Crosley Estate: 8374 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (by appointment only)

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 729-9177

     

    Website:  www.bradentongulfislands.com/bradenton-area-convention-center/ or

     

    Email:  manatee.civiccenter@mymanatee.org

  • Clerk of Circuit Court (Historical Court House)

    Location:

     

    1115 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 749-1800

     

    Website:  www.manateeclerk.com

     

    Services Provided:

     

    Filing a Declaration of Domicile, deeds or probate recordings, payment of traffic violations, small and civil claims, violence protection advocate, foreclosure sales, marriage and divorce filings, passports and many more court processes.

  • Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Location:  1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 729-9177

     

    Website:  www.bradentongulfislands.com

  • Crosley Estate and Museum

    LOCATION: 

     

    One Seagate Drive

    8374 N. Tamiami Trail

    Sarasota, FL  34243

     

    PHONE:   (941) 722-3244

     

    WEBSITE:  www.bradentongulfislands.com/crosley-estate  

    EMAIL:   crosleyestate@mymanatee.org

  • Declaration of Domicile - Declare Florida your legal residence

    Clerk of Circuit Court - Historical Court House

     

    Location:

    1115 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 741-4040 (Recording Department)

     

    Website: www.manateeclerk.com

     


     

    To file a Declaration of Domicile you must provide a government issued driver's license or photo ID.  This recorded documentation may be used as proof of residency when filing your Homestead exemption at the Property Appraiser's office.

  • Driver's License and testing, Florida ID card

    SERVICES WERE TRANSFERRED TO TAX COLLECTOR ON APRIL 4, 2011.

     

    Locations:

     

    DeSoto Main Office:  819 - 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton

    W. Bradenton:  7411 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

    E. Bradenton:  6007 111st St. E., Lakewood Ranch

    Ellenton:  4333 U.S. Hwy 301 N., Ellenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday  (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

     

    Phone:  (941) 741-4800 (ALL LOCATIONS)

     

    Website:  www.dmvflorida.org  or  www.taxcollector.com

     

    You must apply for a Florida driver's license within 30 days of becoming employed/entering children in a public school/ registering to vote/ filing for homestead exemption or establishing residency.

     

    There are 14 million licensed Florida drivers.  Every year the Florida DMV issues over 800,000 new driver's licenses.  They issue licenses for over 400,000 new out-of-state residents annually.

     

    As of January, 2010 the requirement to obtain or renew your driver's license changed.  Know your requirements and be prepared before going into an office to save yourself time.  The primary identification must be an original birth certificate or social security card.  For a list of required documents, please call or visit their website.

  • Financial/Homeless Assistance

    Organization: United Way 2-1-1 of Manasota

     

    Phone:  (941) 308-4357  or  "211"  (clients must call, no walk-in assistance)

     

    Website:  www.uw211manasota.net

     

    Purpose:  "211" is a free referral service in which an Information & Referral Specialist leads the caller to an agency or program that will them with;  emergency food,  emergency clothing, shelters, foreclosure assistance, legal aid help, food stamps, mental health counseling, addiction problems, domestic abuse,  family counseling, children and elder services . . . and the list goes on.

     

    Organizations:  One-Stop Resource Center

     

    Location:

     

    701 - 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, FL

     

    Phone:  (941) 747-1509

     

    Services:  Provides day resource services for the homeless, including assistance with obtaining legal identification, benefits, as well as showers and a laundry service run by volunteers.  Other services provided are health and social services, a soup kitchen, clothing closet and employment counseling.

  • Florida Commission on Human Rights

    Location:

    2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite #100; Tallahassee

     

    Phone:  (850) 488-7082 or (800) 342-8170

     

    Florida State-wide Relay Voice Service:  711

     

    Website:    http://fchr.state.fl.us

     

    Looking for a listing of 55+ communities; have a complaint on human trafficking, employment or sexual harassment; housing or discrimination laws; need information on Florida Whistle Blower's Act, please call the Florida Commission on Human Rights.  They can offer mediation between both parties involved to exchange concerns.

  • Food Stamps - Department of Children and Family Services

    Location:

    4210 - 20th Street W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:   Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Bradenton Service Center

                  Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.   Toll free Customer Service Call Center

     

    Phone:  (941) 751-8444  Bradenton Service Center

                  (866) 762-2237  Toll free Customer Service Call Center

     

    Website:  www.dcf.state.fl.us

  • Health Department

    Location:

    410 - 6th Avenue E., Bradenton

     

     

    Hours:

    • General Clinic : Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Environmental Health : Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Pediatric Immunization Clinic: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. No Appointment necessary.
    • INS Physicals: Monday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Day-care, school, and employment physicals: Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Overseas Immunization: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by appointment only
    • Family Planning: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • STD Clinic: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Vital Statistics: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • WIC Clinic: Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by appointment

     

    Phone: (941) 748-0747

     

     

    Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/chdmanatee

     

    Rural Health Service Centers:

     

    Edgar H. Price, jr. Children & Family Healthcare Center

    12271 US Hwy 301 North, Parrish

    (941) 776-4050

     

    Lawton Chiles Health Center

    1515 - 26th Avenue E., Bradenton

    (941) 708-8600 or (941) 747-2955

     

    Myakka Family Healthcare Center

    37220 Glenwood Avenue, Myakka City

    (941) 322-6500

     

    North Manatee Family Healthcare Center

    5600 Bayshore Road, Palmetto

    (941) 721-2020

     

    Southeast Family Healthcare Center

    919 - 53rd Avenue E., Bradenton

    (941) 751-8100
     

  • Homestead Exemption Filing

    Property Appraiser's Office: 

     

    Location:  415 10th Street W., Bradenton 

     

    Hours: 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 748-8208

     

    Website: www.manateepao.com

  • Legal Services

    Citizens Dispute Settlement Assistance

    Location:     Judicial Center

    1050 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

    Phone:         (941) 749-3660

     

    Family Law - 12th Judicial System

    Location:      2033 Wood Street, Sarasota

    Phone:          (941) 951-5090

     

    Find-A-Lawyer

    Location:     www.lawyers.com

     

    Florida Bar Association

    Location:    651 E. Jefferson Street; Tallahassee, FL  32399

    Phone:        (800) 342-8060 or (850) 561-5600

     

    Gulf Coast Legal Aid

    Location:     430 - 12 th Street W., Bradenton

    Phone:         (941) 746-6151

     

    Law Library at Judicial Center

    Location:      1050 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

    Phone:           (941) 741-4090

     

    Legal Aid of Manasota

    Location:      1101 - 6th Avenue W., Bradenton

    Phone:          (941) 747-1628

     

    Manatee County Bar Association @ Judicial Center

    Location:      1051 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

    Phone:          (941) 741-4091

  • Libraries

    ALL LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAY.

     

    MAIN BRANCH OPEN MONDAY, ALL OTHER BRANCHES CLOSED ON MONDAY.

     

    MANATEE COUNTY OFFERS SIX LOCATIONS TO OUR LIBRARY SYSTEM.  WE ALSO OFFER A WEBSITE FOR THE BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY SERVICES.  SEE BELOW FOR ALL LOCATIONS:

     

    MAIN BRANCH - Central Library

    LOCATION:  1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton (Downtown next to Manatee River)

     

    PHONE:  (941) 748-5555

     

    HOURS:

    Monday & Tuesday:  9am - 9pm

    Wednesday:  1pm - 9 pm

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday:  9am - 5pm

     

    BRADEN RIVER BRANCH

    LOCATION:  4915 - 53rd Ave E., Bradenton

     

    PHONE:  (941) 727-6079

     

    HOURS:

    Monday:  CLOSED

    Tuesday & Thursday:  12 noon - 8pm

    Wednesday & Friday:  10am - 6pm

    Saturday:  9am - 5pm

     

    ISLAND BRANCH

    LOCATION:  5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

     

    PHONE:  (941) 778-6341

     

    HOURS:

    Monday:  CLOSED

    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:  10am - 6pm

    Wednesday:  12noon - 8pm

    Saturday:  9am - 5pm

     

    PALMETTO BRANCH

    LOCATION:  923 - th St. W., Palmetto

     

    PHONE:  (941) 722-3333

     

    HOURS:

    Monday:  CLOSED

    Tuesday & Thursday:  12noon - 8pm

    Wednesday, Friday & Saturday:  9am - 5pm

     

    ROCKY BLUFF

    LOCATION:  7016 US 301N, Ellenton

     

    PHONE:  (941) 723-4821

     

    HOURS:

    Monday:  CLOSED

    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:  10am - 6pm

    Wednesday:  12noon - 8pm

    Saturday:  10am - 5pm

     

    SOUTH MANATEE

    LOCATION:  6081 - 26th St. W., Bradenton

     

    PHONE:  (941) 755-3892

     

    HOURS:

    Monday:  CLOSED

    Tuesday & Thursday:  12noon - 8pm

    Wednesday, Friday & Saturday:  9am - 5pm

     

    BRAILLE and TALKING BOOK LIBRARY SERVICES

    Website:  http://dbs.myflorida.com/library

  • Local News and Weather

    Local news and weather may be viewed on television stations

     

    WWSB (ABC):  Channel #7

    WFLA (NBC):  Channel #8

    BAYNEWS 9:  Channel #9 (Bright House customers only)

    WTSP (CBS):  Channel #10

    WFTS (ABC):  Channel #11

    WTVT (FOX):  Channel #13

  • Manatee Educational Television - METV

    METV provides commercial free programs that are focused on enriching, informing and providing educational access information for all the residents of Manatee County.

     

    Mailing Address:  2501 - 63rd Avenue E., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  On air 24 hrs a day/7 days a week

     

    Phone:  (941) 751-6550, ext. 2192

     

    Website:  www.metvweb.com

     

    Email:  clapsadc@manateeschools.net

     

    Found on Channels: 

    Bright House:  Digital Channel #614

    Comcast:  Channel #19

    Verizon FIOS:  Channel #31

  • Manatee Government Access - MGA

    Manatee Government Access was created by the Board of County Commissioners in 1994 to provide live and taped coverage of government meetings and events in Manatee County.  Live and recorded meetings as well as informational videos and a scrolling information bulletin board appear online at www.mymanatee.org or on local cable channels.

     

    Mailing Address:  Post Office Box 1000, Bradenton  34206

     

    Hours:  On air 24 hours a day/7 days a week

     

    Phone:  (941) 745-3717

     

    Website:  www.mymanatee.org

     

    Email:  mgatv@mymanatee.org

     

    Located on local cable channels:

     

    Bright House:  Digital Channel #622

    Comcast:  Channel #20 (or #18 in Tara Subdivision)

    Universal Cable:  Channel #2

    Verizon FIOS:  Channel #30

  • Marriage License, Divorce Filing and Passport

    Clerk of Circuit Court @ Historical Court House (Civil Division)

     

    Location:  1115 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

     

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 741-4020

     

    Website: www.manateeclerk.com

  • Post Offices

    United States Postal Services

     

    Toll Free Phone:  (800) 275-8777

     

    Manatee County Branch Locations:

    Manasota Processing Center

    850 Tallavast Road, Sarasota (34243)

     

    Main Downtown Bradenton

    824 Manatee Avenue W (34205)

     

    Anna Maria Island

    101 B. South Bay Boulevard (34216)

     

    Braden River

    4112 - 53rd Avenue E. (34203)

     

    Bradenton

    2005 - 57th Avenue W. (34207)

    6123 - 26th Street W. (34207)

     

    Bradenton Beach

    116 Bridge Street (34217)

     

    Cortez

    12112 - 44th Avenue W. (34215)

     

    Ellenton

    2605 Victory Road (34222)

     

    Holmes Beach

    5354 Gulf Drive (34218)

     

    Longboat Key

    560 Bay Isles Road (34228)

     

    Myakka City

    10490 Carlton Avenue (34251)

     

    Oneco

    2333 - 53rd Avenue E. (34264)

     

    Palma Sola

    115 - 75th Street W. (34209)

     

    Palmetto

    520 - 7th Street W. (34220)

     

    Parrish

    12144 US Hwy 301 N. (34219)

     

    Tallevast

    2205 Tallevast Road (34243)

     

    Terra Ceia

    1891 Center Road (34250)

  • Property Appraiser

    If you have questions or concerns regarding your property assessment or exemptions, just call the Property Appraiser located in downtown Bradenton.

     

    Location:    915 - 4th Ave. W., Bradenton, FL  34205

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

     

    Phone:  (941) 748-8208

     

    Website:   www.manateepao.com 

     

  • Renter's Rights

    The Landlord Tenant Act is found in the Florida Statutes; title VI Chapter 83.  This may be viewed on-line at:  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/ or at the public library.

     

    If citizen has an active lease they may be able to mediate their issues through the Citizens Dispute Settlement Program at the 12th Judicial Circuit Court.  Their services are free.  (941) 749-3660

     

    Legal Aid Services:

    If citizen does not have an active lease they may need an attorney to resolve the issues.

     

     

    Find-A-Lawyerwww.lawyers.com

    Florida State Bar:  (800) 342-8060 or (800) 342-8011

    Gulf Coast Legal Aid:  (941) 746-6151

    Law Library at Judicial Center:  (941) 741-4090

    Legal Aid of Manasota:  (941) 747-1628

    Manatee County Bar Association:  (941) 741-4091

  • School Board of Manatee County

    School Board Support Center: 

     

    Location:  215 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 708-8770

     

    Website:  www.manatee.k12.fl.us

     

    Human Resources:

     

    Location:  115 Manatee Avenue W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

     

    Phone:  (941) 708-8540

    Applications are completed on-line.  Please call Human Resources for additional information.

     

    Parent Information Center: 

    The Parent Information Center is a clearing house for questions and/or concerns when you are not sure where to call for help. Staff members can either provide the information you seek or put you in touch with the appropriate office to answer your questions.

     

    Location:  234 Manatee Avenue E., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 708-4971

     

    Registration Information:  A child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st of the year entering school.  In Florida, kindergarten is mandatory.  Proof must be furnished for date of birth, local address and immunizations.   Immunizations can be obtained at the Health Department by calling (941) 748-0747.  Call the Parent Information Center for further requirements for registration.

     

    School Bus Route Information: 

     

    Phone:  (941) 708-8800, ext. 1135

  • Sheriff and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

    Sheriff:  W. Brad Steube

     

    Location:  600 US 301 Boulevard W., Suite #202, Bradenton  34205

     

    Phone:  (941) 747-3011

     

    Personnel:  (941)744-3789, Press #6; Toll Free: 877-667-1287

     

    Hours:  24 hours/7 days a week

     

    Website:  www.manateesheriff.com

     

    Divisions:
    Central Jail: 
    Booking: ext. 2851
    Inmate Information: ext. 2915, 2901
    Child Protection: ext. 1904, 1925
    Citizens Law Enforcement Academy: ext. 3459
    Crime Investigation Department:  ext. 2522, 2526
    Crime Prevention:  ext. 2500
    Finger Printing:  ext. 2260
    Gun Permits: ext. 2260
    Off-Duty Employment of Officers: ext. 2283
    Public Information:  ext. 2278 
    Report an Issue:  ext. 2260
    Sexual Offender Registration: ext. 1937
    Special Investigation Department:  ext. 2559
    Teen Drivers Challenge: ext. 2736
    Victim Advocate Unit: ext. 2501
     
    Other Important Telephone Numbers:
    Child Abuse (Florida Abuse Hotline): (800) 962-2873
    Crime Stoppers:  Toll Free (866) 634-8477
    FBI Wanted Fugitives (reporting information): (813) 253-1000
    Featured Fugitive List: (866) 634-8477
    Graffiti Hotline: (941) 744-3768
    HAZMAT (Hazardous Material): (941) 721-2693
    Marine Enforcement:  (941) 721-6607
    PAL (Police Athletic League) – Academy Charter School: (941) 714-7260, ext. 140
    Sexual Predator Information: (888) 357-7332
    Traffic Hotline:  (941) 723-5197
     
    Other Law Enforcement Agencies within Manatee County
    Anna Maria Island Police: Law enforcement provided by the Manatee Sheriff’s Office
    Anna Maria substation: Sergeant David Turner
    Location: 1000 Gulf Drive, Post Office Box 779; Anna Maria 34216
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: (941) 708-8899
     
    City of Bradenton Police: 
    Chief – Michael Radzilowski
    Location: 100 10th ST W; Bradenton 34205
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: (941) 932-9300
     
    City of Bradenton Beach Police: 
    Chief – Sam Speciale
    Location: 107 Gulf Dr N; Bradenton Beach 34217
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: (941) 778-6311
     
    City of Holmes Beach Police: 
    Chief – Jay Romine
    Location: 5801 Marina Drive; Holmes Beach 34217
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: (941) 708-5807
     
    City of Palmetto Police: 
    Chief – Rick Wells
    Location: 1115 10th Street W.; Palmetto 34221
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: (941) 721-2000
     
    Town of Longboat Key Police: 
    Chief – Albert Hogle
    Location: 5460 Gulf of Mexico Drive; Longboat Key 34228
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: (941) 316-1977
     
    Florida Highway Patrol: 
    Captain - John Baumann, Bradenton District Commander
    Location: 5023 53rd Ave E, Bradenton 34203
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: (941) 751-7647
      
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission “FWC”
    Regional Director - Tom Champeau
    Location: 3900 Drane Field Road; Lakeland 33811
    Hours: 24 hrs/7 days
    Phone: 1(888) 404-3922
    Website: www.myfwc.com

     

     

  • Suncoast Workforce (formerly Jobs, Etc.) - unemployment filing and career training

    Location:  3526 - 9th Street W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 714-7449

     

    Website:  www.swdb.org

     

    Suncoast Workforce offers free computer services for filing unemployment claims and direct telephone access to a State unemployment representative; resource room available for workshops on career training; opportunity closet offers the use of business clothing for interviews.

  • Tax Collector

    Services:  Payment of property taxes, resort and rental taxes.  Also purchase of vehicle, boat, mobile home tags and registration, fishing and hunting license, disability parking permits and obtaining driver license and id cards.

     

    Location: 

    DeSoto (Main Office):    819 301 Blvd W., Bradenton

    West Bradenton:    7411 Manatee Ave W., Suite #200

    Lakewood Ranch:    6007 - 111th St. E.

    Ellenton:    4333  U.S. Hwy. 301 N.

     

    Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 25300, Bradenton, FL  34206

     

    Hours:   Monday - Friday (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

     

    Phone:    (941) 741-4800

     

    Website:   www.taxcollector.com

  • Unemployment

    Florida Unemployment Filing

     

    State of Florida  - Agency for Workforce Innovation

     

    Phone:  (800) 204-2418

     

    Website:  www.floridajobs.org/unemployment

     

     

     

    If you are able to complete your unemployment application on-line, visit one of the following locations for assistance in the on-line filing:

     

    One Stop Center

    One Stop Center will assistance in career counseling, job searching, resume writing, and computer application filing for unemployment.

     

    Location:  701 - 17th Avenue W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 747-0383

     

    Suncoast Workforce

     

    Location:  3526 - 9th Street W., Bradenton

     

    Hours:  Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Phone:  (941) 714-7449

     

    Website:  www.swdb.org

  • Utilities - cable/electric/gas/telephone

     

    Electric
    Florida Power and Light (FPL)
    Location: NO local address, for current payment locations call FPL.
    Phone: (941) 917-0708 or (800) 226-3545
    Website: www.fpl.com 
     
    Peace River Electric
    Location: 15105 – 59th Avenue E., Bradenton
    Phone: (941) 758-1118; (800) 282-3824; (877) 282-3656
    Website: www.preco.org
     
    Gas
    Peoples Gas/TECO
    Location: NO local address, for current payment locations call TECO
    Phone: (877) 832-6747
     
    Telephone/Cable
    Bright House
    Location: 5413 St Rd 64 E., Bradenton
          1166 – 8th Avenue W., Palmetto
    Hours: Monday – Friday 9.am. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Phone: (941) 748-3816
     
    Comcast
    Location: NO local address, for local payment locations call Comcast
    Phone: (800) 266-2278
     
    AT&T
    Location: various addresses, call or visit their website for service and payment centers
    Phone: (888) 757-6500
    Website: www.att.com
     
    Verizon
    Location: various addresses, call or visit their website for service and payment centers
    Phone:  (800) 483-4200
    Website: www.verizon.com
     
    Water/Sewer/Garbage/Recycling
    Manatee County Utilities
    Location: 4410 – 66th Street W., Bradenton
    Phone: (941) 792-8811; ext. 4999 (English) or ext. 4981 (Spanish)
     
    Payments can be made via phone, web-site or walk-in
    Main Office: 4410 – 66th Street W., Bradenton
    Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Drive-Thru Payment Drop Box available 24/7
     
    Downtown Bradenton: 1112 Manatee Avenue W., 4th Floor - Cashier
    Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    2nd Floor Payment Drop Box available 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     
    Phone payments: (877) 578-2700
     
    Other payment locations: 
    Tax Collector offices via drop box only
    Amscot - Payments made prior to 2pm on business days will post the same business day.  Payments made after 2pm will post the next business day.  There will be a $1.00 convenience fee using this service.  Amscot only accepts cash payments.

    For a search of Amscot locations, visit www.amscot.com