Frequently Asked Questions About Address Changes

When an address is changed, there are many questions that arise for those affected. Research has been done into the types of questions that are frequently asked and both the questions and answers are provided.

  • UNITED STATES POSTAL SERIVCE

    The USPS will forward mail from the old address to the new address for a period of 12 months.  That time begins when the Postal Service is notified of the address change.  After the 12 month period, any mail bearing the former address will be returned to sender, so be sure to notify all of your personal correspondents of your new address.  During this 12 month forwarding period, you may use up any printed materials you have such as checks or return address labels, however, be sure to correct the address when you re-order. 

     

  • VOTER REGISTRATION

    To change the address on your voter registration card, you may visit the online site at www.votemanatee.com or contact the office by phone at 941-741-3823.  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 www.manateepao.com or by phone at 941-748-8202. 

     

  • IRS

    To change your address with the Internal Revenue Service, you will need to complete IRS Form 8822 (Address Change Form).  This form can be found online at http://www.irs.gov or you may reach them at 1-800-829-3676.  Completing this form will officially change your address with the IRS. 

  • SOCIAL SECURITY

    To change your address with the Social Security Office you may visit the online site at http://www.ssa.gov or you may contact them by phone at 1-800-772-1213.  There is no charge to change your address.

     

  • DO PROPERTY DEEDS HAVE TO BE RE-RECORDED?

    It is not necessary to re-record a property deed due to a change in the address of the property.  An address on a deed only serves as additional information and is not part of the legal description of the property.  However the option is available to re-record the deed if you so wish, but there is a fee to do so. You may obtain this information online by visiting www.manateeclerk.com, or by phone at 941-749-1800.

     

  • 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.  Your address may be corrected for free, provided you bring a copy of the official change letter to the Division of Driver Licenses, located at 3611 1st Street E, Suite 1010, Bradenton, Fl  34208.  To make an appointment you may contact them at 941-708-6432 or visit their website at http://www.flhsmv.gov. 

    As an additional option, you may choose to correct your address at the Tax Collector’s office for a $5.25 convenience fee accompanied with the address change letter, or online for $10.00.  The Tax Collector’s website is www.taxcollector.com.

  • 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 http://www.flhsmv.gov to correct your address online and request duplicate registrations for $3.70 per registration ($3.45 for boats), or visit the Tax Collector’s office to change your address and request duplicate registrations for $3.00 per registration ($2.75 for boats).