Motor Vehicles, Tags & Titles

Vessels

Florida’s abundant waterways offer ample opportunities for boating, sailing and paddling. Chapter 328, Florida Statutes designates the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) as responsible for registering and titling the vessels traveling these waters. DHSMV strives to assist consumers in navigating the fees, rules and regulations for vessel ownership. Beginning July 1, 2016, a customer who owns a recreational vessel equipped with an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or who owns a recreational vessel and a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is eligible to receive a registration fee reduction during an original or renewal vessel registration transaction. Click here for more information.

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