Motor Vehicles & Mobile Homes
Moving to Florida
If you are moving to Florida and going to be a resident, then you must apply for a Florida title and/or license plate. You must also obtain a Florida title and/or license plate if you enroll your children in public school, register to vote, file for homestead exemption, or accept employment, even though you are not a Florida resident. You need to visit one of our branch locations to obtain a Florida title and Florida license plates.
Florida Statutes require that the vehicle identification number (VIN) on motor vehicles be verified by one of the following:
The following is a list of motor vehicles that are exempt from the VIN verification requirement:
- New motor vehicles that have never been titled. (Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) is being submitted as proof of ownership with the title application)
- Mobile Homes
- Trailer type recreational vehicles (travel trailers, campers, park trailers, and fifth-wheel recreational trailers).
- Trailers weighing less than 2,000 pounds
- Off-highway vehicles
In order to have a Florida license plate on your vehicle, you must have proof of Florida insurance, if applicable. An out of state title must be submitted as proof of ownership. An application for Florida title must be completed and signed by the owner(s). The current odometer reading must be provided, if applicable. For those vehicles requiring the VIN to be verified, form, HSMV82040 must be completed. We will verify VIN numbers on vehicles when applicable if the vehicle is brought to any of our branch locations. We will also complete the title application electronically if all owners of the vehicle are present. Proof of sales tax may be required.
If your title is held by a lending institution, please bring the name, address, and account number for the lienholder.
To register and title vehicles that are leased, we would recommend that you call our Customer Information Center at (352) 343-9602 to obtain information on how best to serve your specific needs.