TECHNICAL ADVISORY

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

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To:  Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

From:  Carl A. Ford, Director

Subject:  Executive Order 08-170

Advisory Date:  08/25/08                              Implementation Date:  Immediately

Advisory Number:    T08-05

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                        As a result of Tropical Storm Fay, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has been authorized to waive the fees for duplicate or replacement motor vehicle license plates, registration certificates, title certificates, replacement parking placards, driver licenses and identification cards.  This waiver is in effect for residents of the following counties; Baker, Brevard, Duval, Gadsden, Jefferson, Nassau and Wakulla who lost these items due to Tropical Storm Fay. 

 

                        In addition, the department is authorized to waive fees imposed by law for late application for documents which were delayed due to office closures.  These counties are:  Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Desoto, Duval, Flagler, Gadsden, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Volusia, and Wakulla. 

 

                        These waivers shall be effective for a period of 60 days starting August 16, 2008 and ending October 15, 2008.  The exemption flag was turned on at 11:30 a.m. for all affected counties, therefore, if you logged into FRVIS prior to this time, you must log off and log back in to activate the exemption authorization capability. 

 

                        Most transactions will take place in the affected counties; however, some residents of the counties affected by the tropical storm may have relocated to other counties but would still qualify for the exemption.  All applicants applying for the exemption should attest that their certificate of title, registration, etc., was destroyed due to the storm.  A copy of an affidavit of attestation is attached and can be obtained at the following web address: 

 

http://www.flhsmv.gov/cgi2/dmvbulletins.cgi

 

                        Requests for replacement titles do not require a title application (HSMV 82101) to be submitted, perform the transaction in FRVIS and have the customer sign the form HSMV 82041, Application for Certificate of Title and/or Registration.  Requests for replacement license plates should be accompanied by a completed form HSMV 83146, Application for Replacement License Plate.  The executive order does not cover original or transfer of title transactions, nor does it cover original, renewal or transfers of registration transactions. 

 

                        If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact your DMV Field Support Help Desk.

 

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Affidavit of Exemption for Executive Order 08-170

 

 

 

I _________________________________________, certify that I reside in one of the counties that

                        (Owner’s Printed Name)

 

qualifies for the exemption of fees as authorized in the above named order.  Therefore, I request

 

an exemption for the following transaction(s): 

 

______  Duplicate or replacement motor vehicle license plate

 

______  Registration certificate

 

______  Title certificate

 

______  Replacement parking placard

 

This affidavit should be submitted with the “Fee Override Report.”

 

 

 

 

UNDER PENALTIES OF PERJURY, I DECLARE THAT I HAVE READ THE FOREGOING DOCUMENT AND THAT THE FACTS STATED IN IT ARE TRUE.

 

 

 

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Owner’s Signature                                                                                                             Date