Saturday, August 02, 2014

Car Registration in Florida

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When registering your vehicle in the state of Florida, you must show proof of ownership, verify the VIN number, and show proof of Florida insurance requirements.

Out of State Vehicle Registration

If you are moving to Florida, the state's law requires that you register a vehicle within 10 days after engaging in an occupation in Florida or enter a child in a Florida school. You need to first obtain a Florida drivers license. Next you need to obtain auto insurance from a company licensed in Florida. Many auto insurance companies licensed in Florida provide online services. At the DMV you'll also need your original out-of-state title and VIN verification.

When you are issued a motor vehicle registration you will receive a license plate, vehicle registration certificate, and validation decal.

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New or Used Cars

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Purchasing a new vehicle in Florida? To register your newly purchased vehicle, you must supply the manufacturer's Florida Certificate of Title with your name on it or an application for a Certificate of Title along with proof of ownership. You must also obtain the required Florida auto insurance policies. Many auto insurance companies licensed in Florida provide online services.

When registering used vehicles, the VIN verification. The VIN verification must be completed on the Florida DMV form HSMV 82040 or HSMV 82042.

When you are issued a motor vehicle registration you will receive a license plate, vehicle registration certificate, and validation decal.

Florida Auto Insurance Companies

Many auto insurance companies provide insurance to Florida drivers. You must ensure the auto insurance company is licensed for Florida. If you are ever pulled over and cannot show proof of valid Florida auto insurance, your vehicle tag and registration can be suspended for up to three years or until proof of Florida insurance is provided.


The Florida DMV auto insurance coverage requirements:

If you have been involved in a crash or been convicted of certain offenses, the DMV may require you to purchase Bodily Injury Liability coverage (BIL).

Selling a Car, Truck or other Vehicle

Once you sell a vehicle, it is important that you fill out a Notice of Sale (HSMV form 82050.) This protects you in the future from liability of the sold motor vehicle, vessel or mobile home. In addition to filing this form, you should obtain a notarized copy of your bill of sale, certificate of title or other type of transaction document showing it was sold.

Next, submit the Notice of Sale form to your local tax collector's office. In addition, the purchaser must apply for and be issued a Certificate of Title to validate that you have sold the vehicle to them.

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