MILITARY MOTOR VEHICLE/TRAVEL TRAILER TITLE PACKET CHECKLIST
In order for the Manatee County Tax Collector's office to process your paperwork, you must provide proof that you reside in Manatee County either on a full-time basis or a part-time basis. (If you cannot provide proof of Manatee County residency, you cannot process your paperwork by mail in Manatee County.) Please submit a copy of one of the following items indicating a Manatee County address:
In order to obtain a Florida title, please send the following:
Note: An out-of-state motor vehicle dealer may verify a VIN number on their letterhead signing and attesting to the fact that they have physically verified the VIN to be correct with a full description of the vehicle year, make and VIN; the letter must state that the dealer physically verified the VIN number. A Dealer VIN Verification for Out-of-State Dealers template may be copied onto the dealer's letterhead and completed. All signatures must be original. (An out-of state motor vehicle dealer may not complete section 8 of form 82040.)
*The title must be signed over on the purchaser and seller lines and the odometer disclosure statement & applicable dates must be completed when:
Note: An exemption may apply, if a member of the United States military, who is a permanent Florida resident, is stationed outside Florida, purchases a vehicle outside of Florida (but in the United States) and is applying for a Florida title and registration. The transfer of title and registration of the vehicle is not subject to Florida sales and use tax if the vehicle will not be brought into Florida within 6 months from the date of purchase. A copy of the military member's military orders indicating military member is stationed outside of Florida (not to expire for at least six months from the date of application for Florida title) and an affidavit stating the vehicle will not be brought into Florida within six months. Please complete the Military Affidavit if this applies to you. A dealer invoice/bill of sale must also be submitted.
1. An out-of-state mailing address (which will be shown on the registration)
2. One of the following, which proves current military assignment out-of-state:
a. A copy of the military orders, OR
b. Military Affidavit completed by the military member's commanding officer that confirms the member's military orders and the date of assignment
3. An affidavit stating the motor vehicle is being maintained in the member's state of military assignment and will not be driven in Florida, except in a transient visitor status. This can be placed on the same Military Affidavit mentioned above.
4. Proof of Florida or out-of-state insurance in the form of one of the following:
a. Current (not expired) insurance card
b. Current (not expired) insurance policy
c. Current insurance binder (A binder is not valid more than 60 days from the effective date, regardless of the expiration date that appears on it.)
Proof of insurance must list all of the following:
Non-resident military personnel stationed in Florida, who register their vehicles in Florida, must have Florida insurance. Complete the Florida Insurance Affidavit. Insurance in Florida by an out-of-state insurer is not sufficient; insurance must be furnished from a company licensed in Florida.
Please note: This affidavit may only be completed if you have a current Florida
Please Note: For military personnel claiming a Florida Insurance exemption, an out of state address for mailing purposes is required in section 1 of the Application for Certificate of Title under the "Owner's Mailing Address (Mandatory)" section.
Ken Burton Jr., Tax Collector
Attn: Customer Contact Center
819 301 Blvd. West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Note: Please allow 10-14 business days for processing and mail time. If you would like expedited mail services, a prepaid overnight envelope must be supplied with your transaction. *Fast titles cannot be issued by mail.
COMPUTATION OF AMOUNT DUE FOR APPLICATION FOR A FLORIDA TITLE
The 12 month registration period for automobiles and trucks weighing less than 5,000 pounds begins the first day of the owner's birth month. The registration fee is determined by the first owner's birthday and empty weight of the vehicle.
To determine the number of months required, start with the month the vehicle is being registered in Florida and count through to the owner's birth month.
Look up the weight of your vehicle:
Visit our website for information about heavy trucks over 5000 lbs.
Heavy Truck Information and Fee Schedule based on GVW
Visit our website for title/registration fees or refer to the chart.
Does Florida give sales tax credit for sales tax paid in your prior state?
Check here. http://www3.flhsmv.gov/dmv/Proc/TL/TL-08.PDF
For more information about military services, please visit our Military Information FAQ on our website at http://www.taxcollector.com/contactapp/question_detail.cfm?question=166&category=9#xy.
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The information contained in this packet is believed to be correct, but
is not warranted and is subject to change.