Manatee County purchases two sites for Sheriff’s Office, Tax Collector needs

  • Mar 24, 2015

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (March 24, 2015) – Manatee County Commissioners today unanimously approved purchasing two properties that will be used by Manatee Sheriff’s Office (MSO) and Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office.

 The Board voted 7-0 $2.9 million to purchase and renovate the former Bright House building at 3500 Ninth Street W., Bradenton. The Sheriff’s Office plans to use the facility for Child Protective Services. MSO has proposed using a state grant to provide a lease payment to cover the annual debt service payment for the purchase price.


Recognizing a request from Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr., the Board today also unanimously approved the $375,000 purchase of the former ABC Liquor building at 904 West 301 Blvd. The 7,582-square-foot building is located less than half a mile west of Sheriff’s Office headquarters, 600 U.S. 301. Plans call to demolish the building and construct an 8,500-square-foot facility for the Tax Collector to better serve the community. The Tax Collector will reimburse the County from excess fees returned to the County each year.


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