Vehicle Titles

Please note if you a purchased a new or used vehicle from a Florida Dealership, the dealer is required by law to process your application for title. 

If you purchased the vehicle from an Out of State dealer, your paperwork will be sent to the tax collector's office based on your address. Our office will mail you a letter to advise you that your title work has been received. The letter will include what location you need to go to and a list of items you will need to bring to complete your transaction.  

Florida Title


Please bring the following documents for Florida title transfer of ownership:

  • Original Florida title properly completed by buyer(s) and seller(s) 
  • All applicants (purchasers) for title must be present in our office. If an applicant is unable to come in, they may provide a completed Power of Attorney to the applicant visiting our office so that applicant may sign their behalf.
  • Proof of Florida insurance, if applying for a license plate.
  • U. S. Driver License, U.S. Identification card or valid passport for each owner.
  • Transfers involving Businesses, Trusts, repossession, towing and storage, or deceased persons may require additional documentation

 

Out-of-State Title


Please bring the following documents for out-of-state title transfer:

  • Original out-of-state title properly completed by buyer(s) and seller(s)
  • All applicants (purchasers) for title must be present in our office. If an applicant is unable to come in, they may provide a completed Power of Attorney to the applicant visiting our office so that applicant may sign their behalf. 
  • Proof of Florida insurance, if applying for a license plate.
  • U. S. Driver License, U.S. Identification card or valid passport for each owner.
  • Transfers involving Businesses, trusts, repossession, towing and storage, or deceased persons may require additional documentation
  • Vehicles titled out-of-state require a VIN inspection, which can be done at our office. If unable to drive the vehicle to our office, a VIN verification form can be completed by law enforcement or a Florida notary.

 

VIN verification is NOT required on the following:

  • New motor vehicles regardless of whether purchased in Florida or out of state
  • Mobile homes
  • Trailer-type recreational vehicles (camp trailers, truck campers, and travel trailers)
  • Trailers and semitrailers with a weight of less than 2,000 pounds

 

New Vehicle Never Titled


Please bring the following documents to title a new vehicle that has never been titled:

  • Original Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) properly completed by buyer(s) and dealerships.
  • All applicants (purchasers) for title must be present in our office. If an applicant is unable to come in, they may provide a completed Power of Attorney to the applicant visiting our office so that applicant may sign their behalf.
  • Bill of sale on dealership letterhead.
  • Accurately completed odometer disclosure.
  • Proof of Florida insurance, if applying for a license plate.
  • U. S. Driver License, U.S. Identification card or valid passport for each owner.
  • Transfers involving Businesses, Trusts, repossession, towing and storage, or deceased persons may require additional documentation

 

Duplicate Florida Title


If you are replacing a Florida title that is currently in your name, please bring the following:

  • Valid photo identification required (U. S. driver license or valid passport)
  • Owner must be present in our office. If there is joint ownership with a conjuction of "AND" both parties must be present. If an applicant is unable to come in, they may provide a completed Power of Attorney  to the applicant visiting our office so that applicant may sign their behalf.
  • If title owner is a business, a letter on company letterhead signed by a company official signifying who is authorized to pick up title must be provided. The letter must be less than one year old.
  • Owners may verify the current title status at https://services.flhsmv.gov/MVCheckWeb/

 

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