Special Needs Registry

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The Special Needs Registry is designed to assist residents of Manatee County who will require transportation or sheltering assistance when the citizen is notified to evacuate their residence because of a storm.

Special Needs Overview, Checklist and Application

Hurricane Season begins June 1 and runs through the end of November.


You may need to evacuate your home from a pending hurricane if you are power dependent or live in an evacuation zone or in a mobile home. Residents are encouraged to use public sheltering only if no other options exist.


If you need evacuation transportation or require sheltering assistance, you must preregister.


The application and checklists are available below. Please complete, print and sign the application. Return the completed application to Manatee County Emergency Management, P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, Florida 34206-1000.  Annual registration is required. Once registered, you will automatically receive an application for renewal approximately 60 days prior to your birthday.


Register Online

If you prefer to register online, please click on the link below: