To: Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

From: Carl A. Ford, Director

Subject: 2006 Legislative Changes Which Will Effect Title Procedures

Advisory Date: 08/10/06 Implementation Date: 07/01/06

Advisory Number: T06-07





As a result of the passage of House Bill 201, the following changes/amendments were effective July 1, 2006:


Section 328.17, Florida Statutes, is created to:

        Revise notice requirements of a marina having a possessory lien on a vessel for unpaid costs, charges, or fees prior to the nonjudicial sale of the vessel, including expenses for the removal and disposal of certain vessels in a wrecked, junked, or substantially dismantled condition.

        Reduces the time allowed to pay the fees, charges and costs giving rise to the lien prior to the sale of the vessel.

        Provides for suspending application for a 60-day period after a named storm.

        Revises requirements with respect to perfection of and priority over prior or other liens.


DMV Procedure VSTL-25, (Application for Vessel Certificate of Title Upon Disposition of Personal Property Under the Nonjudicial Proceedings for Nonpayment of Storage Charges), will be revised and posted on the department’s web site at:


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your Tax Collector Help Desk Representative.