Suzanne Johnston
Flagler County Tax Collector

Florida Vehicle Titles, Tags and Registration

Florida uses a metal license plate with an alpha numeric system, meaning there are combinations of letters and numbers used for identification. The license plate is displayed on the rear of the vehicle, with the exception of certain commercial vehicles. The plate is issued to the owner for ten years. The owner will receive a new plate (with new numbers and letters) during the tenth year.


Vehicles are registered on a staggered basis according to the registered owner's birth month. The registration expires at midnight on the owner's birthday. The exceptions to this are company owned and short term lease vehicles, which expire in June. Long term lease vehicles are staggered throughout the calendar year, and truck-tractors, semi-trailers, and trucks weighing over 5,000 pounds are renewed in December. Nine passenger and over vehicles used for hire and mobile homes are also renewed in December. All vehicles are licensed according to weight. Travel trailers and mobile homes are licensed according to length. 

To transfer a Florida Title, the seller must complete the transfer information on the current title including the purchaser's name, the selling price, and the odometer reading at the time of sale. (A bill of sale may be submitted for proof of purchase price). Sales tax will be collected if applicable. All transfers of ownership must be completed within 30 days of the date the vehicle is assigned by the seller or a $20.00 late fee is levied at the time of transfer. Flagler County has a fast title service for an additional $10.00.

Application for Certificate of Title with/without Registration


Title Fees
Florida Title Transfer
Out of State Title Transfer
Manufacturer Certificate of Origin
Fast Title
Lien Fee
Duplicate Title
Delinquent Title Transfer (more than 30 days)
Late Fee: $20.00

*Prices effective September 1, 2009