FLORIDA VEHICLE TITLES
Florida Vehicle Titles can now be issued by this office at the time of the transaction for an additional fee of $10.00 or you may have the title returned to your address within 3 – 4 weeks by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Tallahassee.
To transfer a Florida Title, the seller must complete the transfer information on the current title, including the purchaser’s name, selling price and odometer reading at the time of sale. The purchaser then completes from FLHSMV 82040, to make application for title, and signs the face of the title in the “transfer of title” section of the title. In the case of a lost title, a duplicate title can be applied for using form FLHSMV 82101. A duplicate or lost title may be applied for when the vehicle owner is not present, provided the vehicle owner signs a Power of Attorney, form FLHSMV 82053. A Bill of Sale may be submitted for proof of purchase price. Sales tax will be collected if applicable. All transfers of ownership must be completed within 30 days of the date the vehicle is assigned by the seller or a $20.00 fee is levied at the time of transfer.
OUT OF STATE TITLES
An out-of-state title must be submitted as proof of ownership and if transfer of ownership is involved, it must be properly assigned indicating the new owner’s name and address. An Application for Florida Title must be completed and accompanied by a verification of the Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) and odometer reading on FLHSMV 82042, this form may be signed by any law enforcement officer, Florida notary or Florida motor vehicle dealer. The owner(s) or purchaser(s) must sign this form or give power of attorney. Sales tax will be collected if applicable.
NEW VEHICLE TITLES
All new vehicles are required to have a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin(MCO) which must be signed and notarized by a licensed dealer for transfer to the buyer. To obtain a Florida Title, the MCO must be filled out completely and attached to the title application form, FLHSMV 82040. The information must include the owner’s complete name and Florida address, date of birth, sex, drivers license number, a complete description of the vehicle and any lien to be recorded. Sales tax will be collected if applicable. Proof of Florida insurance is required for registering the vehicle