✅ Updated October 2020

Ultimate Guide to Registering your Vehicle in Florida

Here's the ultimate guide to registering your vehicle at the Florida DMV. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.

 

What You’ll Need to Register your Vehicle in Florida

📌 Completed Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration (Form HSMV 82040) (signed by all owners)

📌Florida driver’s license

📌Proof of identity for all owners of the vehicle

📌Proof of Florida vehicle insurance (insurance card OR a copy of insurance policy)

📌Completed Florida Insurance Affidavit (Form HSMV 83330)

📌VIN and odometer verification

📌Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification (Form HSMV 82042) (for vehicles not previously titled in Florida; can be completed by tax collector’s office) OR Odometer disclosure statement (for vehicles less than 10 years old)

📌Completed Notice of Sale and/or Bill of Sale for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, Off-Highway Vehicle or Vessel (Form HSMV 82050) (optional: signed by a notary public)

📌Out-of-state title OR title from the seller (with transfer section completed & signed)

📌Lienholder information (if applicable)

📌Payment for applicable fees and taxes

  • Title fee ($75.25 for new electronic titles; $77.75 for new paper titles; $85.25 for out-of-state title transfers)
  • $225 initial registration fee plus additional registration fee based on the weight of the vehicle
  • County fees (vary by county)
  • License plate fees ($7.35 transfer fee OR $28 new issue fee)
  • 6% sales tax (assessed only on vehicles owned less than 6 months; pro-rated if sales tax has already been paid in another state)
  • Leased vehicles flat fee ($17; if applicable)

 

What You’ll Do to Register your Vehicle in Florida

    • Step 1: Visit your county’s tax collector’s office, preferably with the seller (if the vehicle was purchased via a private sale)
      • Submit required documents and ID
      • Choose to receive either an electronic or paper title
      • Submit the required payment
      • Receive license plates, registration stickers, and a temporary vehicle title
    • Step 2: Receive your Florida vehicle title (electronically or via U.S. mail, depending on preference)

 

Caveats and Exceptions

Don’t have a paper copy of the existing title?  Then you (or the seller, in the case of a private sale) will first need to request a replacement title. Learn more about how to get a replacement title here.

 

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