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1563 What is required to title and register a boat in Florida?
498 I live out-of-state, my boat is registered out-of-state and I want to use the boat in Florida. Can this be done?
43 I just purchased a boat and outboard motor from the same seller. Are there any sales tax breaks on the purchase price of the complete rig?
10 How do I obtain an antique boat decal? And, how much does one cost?
40 I have an old boat that was only used on a private lake/pond, so it has never been titled or registered in Florida. What do I need to do to register it now?
61 I already paid sales tax on my boat. What do I need to show to prove it?
1575 What types of specialized title transactions must be processed by drop off?
533 What is an electronic title (or e-title)? And, why should I store my title electronically?
34 How much does it cost to title a boat?
26 Are there any boats that are exempt from title/registration?
45 I just bought a used boat that is currently titled and registered in Florida. How do I transfer the title into my name and get a decal?
519 I just bought a boat but the seller lost the title. I want to transfer the title into my name and get a decal. What do I need to do?
60 When am I exempt from paying sales tax on a boat?
57 What is the difference in "OR" versus "AND" between co-owners on a boat title?
63 Is my personal information (including my boat information) considered "public record"?
515 I just moved to Florida from out-of-state. I have a loan on my car/boat or I am leasing my car/boat. How do I get a Florida license plate and/or decal?
523 How can I renew my plate/decal online?
32 Do boat titles have to be notarized?
534 How do I convert en electronic title (e-title) to a paper title? And, do I need to convert it?
16 Am I required to document my boat with the US Coast Guard?
55 How do I change the address on my boat registration?
39 I have a homemade boat that I would like to title and register in my name. What do I need to do?
28 Can I apply for a duplicate boat registration?
59 I sold my boat and I need help filling out my title.
62 I'd like to find out who owns a boat. Can I get that information from the Tax Collector's Office?
11 I am thinking about becoming a boat dealer. What do I need to do?
47 What determines the cost to register a boat trailer and obtain a license plate?
524 Why can't I renew my plate/decal online?
526 Are lienholders required to participate in Florida's Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) Program?
18 My boat is already documented in another state. How do I get a decal in Florida?
52 How much does it cost to renew my boat registration/decal?
46 I just bought a used boat trailer. How do I transfer it into my name and get a license plate?
64 Where are the public boat ramps and public piers located in Manatee County?
38 I just bought a brand new boat that has never been titled or registered in any state. What do I need to do to register it in Florida?
9 I have seen an antique decal on a boat. What determines if I have an antique boat?
15 I would like to document my boat with the US Coast Guard, what do I need to do?
58 I am unable to come in; can I give someone the authority to sign title-related documents on my behalf?
516 I am unable to renew my license plate or decal because my title has not been transferred to Florida. What do I need to do?
21 Where should the FL # and decal be displayed on a boat?
17 I mailed my application for documentation to the US Coast Guard, but I need to operate my boat on the water in the meantime. What can I use as a temporary registration?
23 Where do the boat fees go?
500 Am I required to title and/or register my dinghy?
53 If a don't renew my boat registration/decal before the expiration date, will a late penalty apply?
35 I recently purchased a boat, but I haven't transferred the title in to my name. Will I have to pay a late fee?
56 I changed my name due to marriage, divorce or court order. How do I update the name on my boat registration?
36 I lost my boat title; how do I get a duplicate title and how much does it cost?
30 Can a boat decal be transferred to another boat?
14 I have a complaint against a boat dealer; who should I contact?
48 I just bought a brand new boat trailer that has never been registered in any state. What do I need to do to register it in Florida?
13 Where should the FL # and decal be displayed when a dealer is demonstrating, testing or promoting a boat?
37 Do I need to show insurance on a boat or a boat trailer to renew the registrations?
29 Can I apply for a replacement boat decal?
33 When transferring a boat title in to my name, will my hull identification number have to be verified?
302 What is the best way to renew my boat registration/decal?
22 What determines the cost to register a boat and obtain a boat decal?
49 Will the Tax Collector send me a reminder to renew my boat registration/decal before it expires?
31 Can a boat decal be transferred to the new owner(s)?
51 Can I renew my boat registration/decal early?
42 I would like to change my boat classification from commercial to pleasure (or vice versa). What do I need to do?
27 Are military personnel exempt from registering their boat?
44 I bought a boat from out-of-state and that state doesn't title boats. How do I get a Florida title and decal?
19 I have a temporary registration because I was waiting for my official documentation papers to be mailed to me. I just received them; now how do I get a regular registration?
20 Where should the decal be displayed on a documented boat?
25 Does it cost more to register a boat in Manatee County as compared to other counties?
54 How soon after I move do I need to have the address changed on my boat registration?
24 When does my boat registration expire?
1586 How do I add a lien on my title?
1584 I mailed in a title for processing in accordance with the “Title by Mail” requirements; what is the status of my title work?