Florida Title 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.