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What is required to title and register a boat in Florida?
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?
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?
How do I obtain an antique boat decal? And, how much does one cost?
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?
I already paid sales tax on my boat. What do I need to show to prove it?
What types of specialized title transactions must be processed by drop off?
What is an electronic title (or e-title)? And, why should I store my title electronically?
Are there any boats that are exempt from title/registration?
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?
How much does it cost to title a boat?
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?
When am I exempt from paying sales tax on a boat?
What is the difference in "OR" versus "AND" between co-owners on a boat title?
Is my personal information (including my boat information) considered "public record"?
How can I renew my plate/decal online?
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?
How do I convert en electronic title (e-title) to a paper title? And, do I need to convert it?
I have a homemade boat that I would like to title and register in my name. What do I need to do?
I am thinking about becoming a boat dealer. What do I need to do?
Where are the public boat ramps located in Manatee County?
Am I required to document my boat with the US Coast Guard?
What determines the cost to register a boat trailer and obtain a license plate?
My boat is already documented in another state. How do I get a decal in Florida?
How do I change the address on my boat registration?
Do boat titles have to be notarized?
Why can't I renew my plate/decal online?
I have a complaint against a boat dealer; who should I contact?
I sold my boat and I need help filling out my title.
I'd like to find out who owns a boat. Can I get that information from the Tax Collector's Office?
How much does it cost to renew my boat registration/decal?
Are lienholders required to participate in Florida's Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) Program?
Can I apply for a duplicate boat registration?
I recently purchased a boat, but I haven't transferred the title in to my name. Will I have to pay a late fee?
I bought a boat from out-of-state and that state doesn't title boats. How do I get a Florida title and decal?
Am I required to title and/or register my dinghy?
I would like to document my boat with the US Coast Guard, what do I need to do?
If a don't renew my boat registration/decal before the expiration date, will a late penalty apply?
Do I need to show insurance on a boat or a boat trailer to renew the registrations?
Where should the FL # and decal be displayed on a boat?
I just bought a used boat trailer. How do I transfer it into my name and get a license plate?
I lost my boat title; how do I get a duplicate title and how much does it cost?
I have seen an antique decal on a boat. What determines if I have an antique boat?
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?
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?
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?
When transferring a boat title in to my name, will my hull identification number have to be verified?
I am unable to come in; can I give someone the authority to sign title-related documents on my behalf?
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?
Where do the boat fees go?
When does my boat registration expire?
Are military personnel exempt from registering their boat?
What determines the cost to register a boat and obtain a boat decal?
Can a boat decal be transferred to the new owner(s)?
I changed my name due to marriage, divorce or court order. How do I update the name on my boat registration?
Can a boat decal be transferred to another boat?
Will the Tax Collector send me a reminder to renew my boat registration/decal before it expires?
I would like to change my boat classification from commercial to pleasure (or vice versa). What do I need to do?
Can I apply for a replacement boat decal?
Where should the FL # and decal be displayed when a dealer is demonstrating, testing or promoting a boat?
Does it cost more to register a boat in Manatee County as compared to other counties?
What is the best way to renew my boat registration/decal?
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?
Where should the decal be displayed on a documented boat?
Can I renew my boat registration/decal early?
How soon after I move do I need to have the address changed on my boat registration?
How do I add a lien on my title?
I mailed in a title for processing in accordance with the “Title by Mail” requirements; what is the status of my title work?