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What is required to title and register a motor scooter or to register a moped?
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Mopeds and Motor Scooters

A moped is defined as a vehicle with pedals, having a seat or saddle, designed to travel on not more than three wheels, with a motor rated not in excess of 2 brake horsepower, and an automatic drive system not capable of speeds greater than 30MPH. If an internal combustion engine is used, it must not exceed 50CC. Mopeds are only registered, not titled.

Required items to register a moped:

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin with full chain of ownership, the properly completed title (if it was previously titled elsewhere), or the registration & a bill of sale.
  • Identification (Business* or Individual)
  • Power of Attorney if the applicant is not present.
  • Sales tax, if applicable.

Required items to title and register a scooter:

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin with full chain of ownership.
  • Identification (Business* or Individual)
  • Power of Attorney if applicant is not present
  • Scooter make & manufacturer, importer or distributor must be listed on the State's approved listing.
  • If sales tax was collected, submit an invoice along with the dealer's sales tax number.
  • VIN verification, if applicable.

Note: Scooters meet the Florida statutory guidelines for a motorcycle. If it is already titled, read our Florida or out-of-state title transfer publications for instructions. Proof of insurance is not required to be submitted to our office for motorcycles.

* Businesses are required to submit documentation showing they are a valid business; typically, this can be done most easily with a printout from SunBiz. If the individual acting on behalf of the business is not listed as an officer, director, or registered agent on SunBiz, they must also submit, on letterhead, a letter that authorizes them to act on behalf of the business.

 
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