To:  Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

From:  Carl A. Ford, Director

Subject:  Insurance Verification

Advisory Date:  09/21/07                              Implementation Date:  10/01/07                              

Advisory Number:    R07-14



                        As of October 1, 2007, personal injury protection (PIP) will no longer be required as a prerequisite to registering a vehicle.  However, property damage liability (PDL) will still be required on all vehicles that currently require proof of insurance. 


                        All stops related to PIP will be removed from FRVIS on October 1, 2007.  All other Financial Responsibility (FR) stops will remain in effect.  Revisions to RS-01 Overview of Motor Vehicle Registration Requirements and Documents and RS-36 Insurance Verification, as well as minor insurance references throughout other registration procedures, will be forthcoming.


                        All registration renewal notices and registration receipts will show the insurance information.   All tax collectors and vendors that print renewal notices will be provided with an updated file layout for the renewal data as well as updated specifications for the high-speed renewal process very soon.  By November 1, 2007, all counties must provide a sample of a renewal notice that includes these changes to:


                        Palmer Brand, Assistant Chief

                        Registration Services

                        2900 Apalachee Parkway MS 68

                        Tallahassee, FL  32399


                        Upon request for an original registration or registration renewal, verification of PDL will be required.  FRVIS will check in the current insurance files for any existing insurance.  If insurance is found, the customer will be asked to confirm whether or not the information is accurate.  If FRVIS finds no insurance on file or the insurance on file is not correct, proof of PDL must be provided and entered in FRVIS.  Whether the insurance was on file and verified or entered manually, it will be printed on all registration receipts.  The insurance information will also be displayed in the registration and registration history inquiries on FRVIS.


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