Phone: 352-343-9602

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CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Office of the Lake County Tax Collector
320 West Main Street
Tavares, Florida 32778
Phone: 352.343.9602

In accordance with 2017-21, Laws of Florida /
§ 119, Florida Statutes

Commercial Title & Dealer Services

(Dealers, Attorneys, Title Companies, and Towing & Storage)

The Lake County Tax Collector provides commercial title services, in all regional service center locations. These services for dealers, attorneys, title companies, or towing and storage are available during normal business hours. Commercial work is processed by drop-off, appointment, or walk-in.

Drop-off Work

Commercial (dealer, attorney, title company, towing and storage) work may be dropped off at any regional service center for processing. Most transactions are completed and available for pickup within 2 business days after 4 p.m. (See chart)


Two (2) – Business Day Turnaround Chart
Title Work Dropped Off On: Available After 4:00 On:
Monday Wednesday
Tuesday Thursday
Wednesday Friday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday

Make an Appointment

Save time and jump the line! Commercial (dealer, attorney, title company, or towing and storage) customers are able to make an appointment online to bring in work and wait on 3 pieces of title work per day (per commercial company).

Walk-In and Wait

Common Rejections

In an effort to improve and maintain consistency, we have updated our procedures on how we process dealer and EFS dealer transactions. To ensure that we efficiently and accurately process your paperwork, we have compiled a list of common issues in which paperwork will and will not be approved.

New Dealer Checklist

Dealer Forms and Files

Dealer Procedures

Fast Title Release Affidavit

In order to receive fast titles on behalf of your customers we must have a current authorization letter as detailed in the DMV procedure.

TL-46 Licensed Florida dealers are NOT required to have authorization or a power of attorney from their customer to pick up a fast title on behalf of the customer. However, the dealer must provide the license plate agency with a letter (on letterhead stationary) which names all persons authorized to pick up fast titles on the dealer's behalf. This letter should be filed/maintained by the appropriate agency.

The letter should include the full legal name and driver license number of those individuals who are authorized to pick up fast titles and be signed by an agent listed on the dealer license. These letters should be updated yearly or any time the authorized individuals change. Please submit the fast title authorization letter before requesting fast titles.