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Florida Title Transfers, Out-of-State Title Transfers & New Vehicles

Florida Title Transfer

Follow these steps to process your title transaction:

1. Will the Purchaser(s) or owner(s) of the Vehicle, Vessel or Mobile Home be Present? If not, you must bring an original Power of Attorney.

2. Complete the Application for Certificate of Title. If the “Transfer of Title by Seller” section is not fully completed, we cannot transfer the title. The title must be signed by both the purchaser(s) and seller(s) before transferring. (Note: Florida law requires a transfer of ownership to be completed within 30 days of the sale of a vehicle otherwise the transaction will be subject to a $20.00 penalty.)

3. Bring the Bill of Sale with you. The State of Florida sales tax is 6% and is collected on the sale price, less the trade-in. Sales tax credit may be allowed for sales tax paid in another state. Other exemptions may apply for divorce proceedings, inheritance, adding a spouse, etc. Orange County also has a discretionary tax on the first $5,000 of the sale price.

4. Proof of Florida Insurance and Valid Proof of Identification is Required. A Florida insurance card or policy must be presented at the Tax Collector’s Office as well as valid proof of identification. For U.S. Citizens, a valid Driver’s License, State-issued ID or U.S. Passport are all acceptable forms of identification. For non-U.S. Citizens, a valid foreign passport is acceptable.

For New Vehicles Only

The Original Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin or Manufacturer Statement of Origin should have been provided to you at the time of sale. Contact the dealer if you did not receive this document. (Important reminder: make sure the dealer signs the certificate.)

Out-of-State Title Transfer 

To register a vehicle titled in another state, customers must visit one of our 7 locations and follow these steps.

1. Will the Purchaser(s) or owner(s) of the Vehicle, Vessel or Mobile Home be Present? If not, customers must bring an original Power of Attorney.

2. Application for Title. Complete the Application for Title.

3. Provide Title or Lienholder Information. Customers must bring the out-of-state title in their name or assigned to them and their current registration. If recording a lien, the lienholder’s name, address and date of lien are required. If the lienholder is an individual, a copy of their driver license must be included.

     -OR-

If the vehicle is titled in the customer’s name but is financed, and the title is being held by the lienholder, customers must submit complete lienholder information, including the account number, lienholder name, mailing address, and fax number and the customer’s current registration.

     -OR-

A copy of the lease agreement is required for leased vehicles. Customers must also submit complete lien holder information, including the account number, lien holder name, mailing address, and fax number and the customers current registration.

4. Proof of Florida Insurance and Valid Proof of Identification is required. A Florida insurance card or policy must be presented as well as valid proof of identification. For U.S. Citizens, a valid Driver’s License, State-issued ID or U.S. Passport are all acceptable forms of identification. For non-U.S. Citizens, a valid foreign passport is acceptable.

5. A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Odometer Reading Verification is required. Customers must provide Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and odometer reading verification, either in person, by bringing the vehicle to one of our offices, or by completing DHSMV form 82042-Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Odometer Verification.

6. Transfer of Ownership, Bill of Sale & Florida Sales Tax. Bring the Bill of Sale with you. If a transfer of ownership is involved, there must also be proper proof of sale indicating the new owner’s name and address. The State of Florida sales tax is 6% and is collected on the sale price, less the trade-in. Sales tax credit may be allowed for sales tax paid in another state. Other exemptions may apply for divorce proceedings, inheritance, adding a spouse, etc.

For New Vehicles Only

The Original Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin or Manufacturer Statement of Origin should have been provided to you at the time of sale. Contact the dealer if you did not receive this document. (Important reminder: make sure the dealer signs the certificate.)

+ Florida Title Transfers

Florida Title Transfer

Follow these steps to process your title transaction:

1. Will the Purchaser(s) or owner(s) of the Vehicle, Vessel or Mobile Home be Present? If not, you must bring an original Power of Attorney.

2. Complete the Application for Certificate of Title. If the “Transfer of Title by Seller” section is not fully completed, we cannot transfer the title. The title must be signed by both the purchaser(s) and seller(s) before transferring. (Note: Florida law requires a transfer of ownership to be completed within 30 days of the sale of a vehicle otherwise the transaction will be subject to a $20.00 penalty.)

3. Bring the Bill of Sale with you. The State of Florida sales tax is 6% and is collected on the sale price, less the trade-in. Sales tax credit may be allowed for sales tax paid in another state. Other exemptions may apply for divorce proceedings, inheritance, adding a spouse, etc. Orange County also has a discretionary tax on the first $5,000 of the sale price.

4. Proof of Florida Insurance and Valid Proof of Identification is Required. A Florida insurance card or policy must be presented at the Tax Collector’s Office as well as valid proof of identification. For U.S. Citizens, a valid Driver’s License, State-issued ID or U.S. Passport are all acceptable forms of identification. For non-U.S. Citizens, a valid foreign passport is acceptable.

For New Vehicles Only

The Original Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin or Manufacturer Statement of Origin should have been provided to you at the time of sale. Contact the dealer if you did not receive this document. (Important reminder: make sure the dealer signs the certificate.)

+ Out-of-State Title Transfers

Out-of-State Title Transfer 

To register a vehicle titled in another state, customers must visit one of our 7 locations and follow these steps.

1. Will the Purchaser(s) or owner(s) of the Vehicle, Vessel or Mobile Home be Present? If not, customers must bring an original Power of Attorney.

2. Application for Title. Complete the Application for Title.

3. Provide Title or Lienholder Information. Customers must bring the out-of-state title in their name or assigned to them and their current registration. If recording a lien, the lienholder’s name, address and date of lien are required. If the lienholder is an individual, a copy of their driver license must be included.

     -OR-

If the vehicle is titled in the customer’s name but is financed, and the title is being held by the lienholder, customers must submit complete lienholder information, including the account number, lienholder name, mailing address, and fax number and the customer’s current registration.

     -OR-

A copy of the lease agreement is required for leased vehicles. Customers must also submit complete lien holder information, including the account number, lien holder name, mailing address, and fax number and the customers current registration.

4. Proof of Florida Insurance and Valid Proof of Identification is required. A Florida insurance card or policy must be presented as well as valid proof of identification. For U.S. Citizens, a valid Driver’s License, State-issued ID or U.S. Passport are all acceptable forms of identification. For non-U.S. Citizens, a valid foreign passport is acceptable.

5. A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Odometer Reading Verification is required. Customers must provide Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and odometer reading verification, either in person, by bringing the vehicle to one of our offices, or by completing DHSMV form 82042-Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Odometer Verification.

6. Transfer of Ownership, Bill of Sale & Florida Sales Tax. Bring the Bill of Sale with you. If a transfer of ownership is involved, there must also be proper proof of sale indicating the new owner’s name and address. The State of Florida sales tax is 6% and is collected on the sale price, less the trade-in. Sales tax credit may be allowed for sales tax paid in another state. Other exemptions may apply for divorce proceedings, inheritance, adding a spouse, etc.

For New Vehicles Only

The Original Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin or Manufacturer Statement of Origin should have been provided to you at the time of sale. Contact the dealer if you did not receive this document. (Important reminder: make sure the dealer signs the certificate.)

Replacement and Duplicate Titles

A duplicate or replacement Florida title may be obtained either in person or by mail.

To apply for a title, please complete and submit the Application for Duplicate or Lost in Transit/Reassignment for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home or Vessel Title Certificate.

Who may Apply for a Title?

Only the registered owner or lien holder on record may apply for a duplicate Florida title. The application must be completed by the lien holder if an outstanding lien exists.

What Documents Must be Provided?

Applicants must provide proof of their personal identification such as a driver’s license, state-issued ID, valid U.S. Passport, Canadian driver’s license or Canadian photo ID. If your address is different from what is on record with the State of Florida, proof of your new address must be submitted at the time of application.

Scott Randolph with Staff

Issued by the State – Mailed

There is a State-mandated fee of $78.25 ($75.75 fee plus an additional $2.50 state mailing fee for paper titles).

Printed & Issued by Our Office – In-Person or Mailed

There is a fee of $85.75. For mail transactions, please send the total amount of $85.75 by check, money order or cashier’s check, made payable to “Scott Randolph” or “Orange County Tax Collector” to:

Orange County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 545100
Orlando, FL 32854

Fast Titles

If you would like a replacement or duplicate title processed the same day, please inform the clerk assisting you. To request a fast title by mail, please indicate on the application form that you would like your request processed the same day.

Fast Title Fee

The cost of a fast title is $85.75. We accept credit/debit card*, cash, check, money order or cashier’s check.

Electronic Titles

At the time of transfer, customers may request to have their title remain in an electronic status. A paper title will not be mailed until the owner of the vehicle specifically requests to have a paper title printed.

Request a paper title

Miscellaneous Title Applications and Transfers

If you have a unique situation such as death of owner, court order, change of name, repossession, rebuilt vehicle or bankruptcy, call our Motorist Services Center at (407) 845-6200 to ensure you have the proper paperwork with you when you visit our office.

Dealer Policy (Effective 11/20/2017)

Effective Monday, November 20, 2017, we will be processing dealer transactions at East Orange, West Colonial and South Orange only. Operating hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Dealer transactions will be limited to two (2) transactions at a time.  There will be a dealer window and log book for signing in at each of the above locations. Dealer transactions will not be permitted to be processed via our SmartPass system.  The window will close from 12-1 PM each day for lunch and will also be closed for a fifteen (15) minute break in the afternoon which will be posted at each location indicating the break times.

Dealers can continue to drop off work to be processed off-site with a turnaround time of 1-2 business days.

Please be reminded that you can go to the Private Tag Agencies as a walk in and wait for your work to be processed, additional fees will apply. The locations are as follows:

Orange Auto Tag Agency
11210 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Fl.  32837

First Orange Tag Agency
718 Garden Plaza
Orlando, Fl.  32803

Read the Dealer Policy Letter

* 2.39% processing fee