A message from your Property Appraiser

Early each calendar year our office mails tangible tax returns to Tangible Personal Property owners of record. Tangible personal property is defined as everything other than real estate used in a business. This includes furniture, fixtures, tools, machinery, signs, equipment, leasehold improvements, supplies, leased equipment or any other item used in a business or to earn income. If you are an owner of tangible personal property and you did not receive a return, it is for one of these reasons:

  1. Our office does not have you in our records as an owner of tangible personal property. Click here to download a return. Return completed returns to our office before the filing deadline of April 1st.
  2. You may be exempt from filing a tangible personal property tax return. With the passage of Amendment 1, effective January 1, 2008, some taxpayers with less than $25,000 in business assets are not required to file a tax return. If our office believed you were waived from filing for the current tax year, you should have received a waiver postcard from us in early January. If you believe the value of your business assets is less than $25,000, you must file an INITIAL return with our office in order to receive the exemption. Failure to file a return constitutes a failure to “apply” for the exemption.

For more information about Tangible Personal Property, visit the FAQ tab at the top of our homepage. Two helpful links are available: Tangible Personal Property and TPP Exemptions. If you have questions about your status as an owner of tangible personal property, email us at TPP@ManateePAO.com .


New change of address form- We have released a new change of address form on our website. Try it out now by clicking the change of address box at the top or click here.

County Permits dated prior to 1992 are no longer available on this site- Please visit the County Building and Development Services site at www.mymanatee.org should you require information on older permits.        

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact the office by phone or in writing.

Location & Hours

Manatee County Property Appraiser
915 4th Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Important Notice

The deadline for filing 2015 TPP returns is Wednesday, April 1st.