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Titles

Transfers

To transfer a Florida Title, the seller must complete the transfer information on the current title, including the purchaser's name, selling price and odometer reading at the time of sale. The purchaser then completes form HSMV 82040, to make application for title, and signs the face of the title in the "transfer of title" section of the title. In the case of a lost title, a duplicate title can be applied for using form HSMV 82101. A duplicate or lost title may be applied for when the vehicle owner is not present, provided the vehicle owner signs a Power of Attorney, form HSMV 82053. 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 fee is levied at the time of transfer.

Out-of-State Titles

An out-of-state title must be submitted as proof of ownership and if transfer of ownership is involved, it must be properly assigned indicating the new owner's name and address. An application for Florida title must be completed and accompanied by verification of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and odometer reading (HSMV form 82042) . The owner(s) or purchaser(s) must sign this form or give power of attorney (HSMV Form 82053). Sales tax will be collected if applicable.

New Vehicle Titles

All new vehicles are required to have a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) which must be signed by a licensed dealer for transfer to the buyer. To obtain a Florida title, the MCO must properly completed and attached to the title application form (DHSMV form 82040) . The information must include the owner's complete name and Florida address, date of birth, sex, driver license number, a complete description of the vehicle, and any lien to be recorded. Sales tax will be collected if applicable.

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Sales Tax

The State of Florida has a state sales tax of 6%, which as an agent for the Florida Department of Revenue, the Tax Collector collects on transactions where applicable. Sales tax is collected when a customer transfers title to a motor vehicle, vessel or mobile home. NOTE: If a vehicle is traded in, sales tax is collected on the difference between the price of the vehicle and the trade-in. Sales tax is required, by Florida Statute, at 6% of the purchase price, less trade-in on vehicle purchases. As an agent for the Florida Department of Revenue, the tax collector is responsible for collection and disbursement of this tax. An additional 1% is collected by Flagler County on the first $5,000 of the purchase price.