You need to know how to transfer a car title in Florida when you…
- Buy or sell a used car
- Add or remove owners
- Donate or give a vehicle as a gift
- Transfer ownership in a divorce settlement
- Inherit a car
You’ll need the certificate of title. If it’s lost or damaged, submit an Application for Duplicate (Form HSMV 82101).
Step 1. Check for a Clear Title
If there’s a lien on the title, you’ll need to get a lien release before the transfer.
Step 2. Complete the Transfer of Title by SellerSection
Complete the section at the bottom of the front of the certificate.
- Odometer disclosure
- Date of sale
- Sales price
- Seller signature and printed name
- Buyer signature and printed name
Step 3. Complete Additional Documents
Other documents you may need include:
- Bill of sale
- Proof of insurance or Florida Insurance Affidavit
- Lien satisfaction document
- Sate of Florida Notice of Sale
Step 4. Apply for a New Certificate of Title
If the car has an electronic title, go to a motor vehicle service center to complete a secure transaction. Both parties need to show a photo ID.
Step 5. Pay Fees and Taxes
Buyers pay a 6% sales tax. County and local taxes may apply.
The title fee is $75.25 for electronic titles ($77.25 for out-of-state transfers). A paper title costs another 2.50.
If you have one or more liens on the vehicle you’ll pay a $2.00 fee for each lien.
Registration fees vary by the weight of the vehicle.
To transfer a certificate of title in Florida, you need to Complete both the title assignment on the back of the certificate apply for a new title.
You may need other forms, depending on your circumstances.
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