TECHNICAL ADVISORY

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

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To:  Tax Collectors, License Plate Agents, and Certified Service Providers

From:   Sandra C. Lambert, Interim Director

Subject:  Pending and Suspended Electronic Filing System (EFS) Transactions

Advisory Date:  03/30/11                              Implementation Date:  Immediately                       

Advisory Number:    R11-03

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            Monthly, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles creates reports, which show pending or suspended transactions in the Electronic Filing System (EFS) that are more than 30 days old.

Certified Service Providers and tax collector offices receive these reports.  Pursuant to section 319.23(6), Florida Statutes, dealers are required to complete transactions within 30 days.  The Department has noticed that the number of outstanding transactions has increased recently. 

 

Pursuant to Rule 15C-18.007(1), Florida Administrative Code, the Department is requesting that Certified Service Providers work with their EFS agents and their respective Tax Collectors to correct these errors.  Additionally, we will be notifying dealers under a separate advisory that they must complete these pending transactions.  With oversight of the EFS transferring to the state, we will begin enforcing these provisions to ensure that transactions are completed in accordance with the laws.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.  If you have any questions, please contact the Field Support Center.

 

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