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More Information About Titles

I’m transferring ownership to someone.

If you have sold a vehicle titled in Florida and need to transfer it to new ownership, one of the following situations will apply.

If you have the title in your possession, complete the section transferring title by seller. Go with the new owner to your local tax collector’s office to ensure the vehicle is transferred out of your name and into theirs.



I’ve lost my title and need a duplicate.
If you had a Florida title in your possession, but you lost it you may apply for a duplicate title using HSMV Form 82101 (form number is in lower left corner on the front page of the form). You may complete a duplicate with transfer at the same time. Both buyer and seller must be present at the tax collector office to use this option. Complete the appropriate portion of Section 1 as well as other sections that apply. Take the forms and fees to your local tax collector. If you are out-of-state, mail your forms and fees to the tax collector in the Florida county where you reside. Processing times vary depending on the workload in each tax collector’s office.

Once you receive the duplicate title, you may apply for a title transfer using HSMV Form 82040 (form number is in lower left corner of the front page of the form). All applicable sections must be completed. Take the forms and fees to your local tax collector’s office. If you are out-of-state, mail your forms and fees to the tax collector in the Florida county where you reside.

For transfer of title, generally, you can expect to pay $75.25 for vehicles or mobile homes and $5.75 for vessels. For vehicles, if the purchaser does not have a Florida license plate to transfer to this vehicle, the purchaser will pay a one-time $225.00 “new wheels on the road” fee, $2 per lien, plus registration fees depending on the weight of your vehicle—range is from $46.15 to $72.40.

Here’s a complete list of fees.

If you have a Florida title with a lien on it, pay off the lien.
If the lien holder provides you with the title indicating the lien has been satisfied, complete the section transferring title by seller. Go with the new owner to your local tax collector’s office to ensure the vehicle is transferred out of your name and into theirs.

Usually, the lien holder will provide you with a lien satisfaction. If the lien holder does not provide you a title, apply for a duplicate using HSMV Form 82101 and include the lien satisfaction. You may complete a duplicate with transfer at the same time. Both buyer and seller must be present at the tax collector office to use this option. Complete the appropriate portion of Section 1 as well as other sections that apply. Take the forms and fees to your local tax collector. If you are out-of-state, mail your forms and fees to the tax collector in the Florida county where you reside. Processing times vary depending on the workload in each tax collector’s office.


Other General Information
For duplicate titles, generally, you can expect to pay $75.25 for vehicles or mobile homes and $5.75 for vessels. For vehicles, if you do not currently have a Florida license plate to transfer to this vehicle, you will pay a one-time $225.00 “new wheels on the road” fee, $2 per lien, plus registration fees depending on the weight of your vehicle—range is from $46.15 to $72.40. Here’s a complete list of fees.

Expedited service is available in some tax collector offices for an additional fee. Contact your local county tax collector's office to see if they offer this service.

The application for title, along with all required documents and fees, must be submitted or mailed to the applicable county tax collector's office for processing.


 


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