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:
1. IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All individual(s) must submit a copy of one of the following with the application for title:
When a title is being transferred into the name of a business, proof of the validity of the business must be submitted and may be a copy of the following:
For a Florida registered business:
For an out-of-state registered business:
The following are unacceptable types of verification for businesses:
NOTE: Proof of authorization of an agent is required for all vehicles going into a business name.
One of the following must be submitted:
2. APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE:
You can fill in and print the Application for Certificate of Title here.
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:
4. BILL OF SALE OR COPY OF DEALER INVOICE:
Not required on vehicles titled or registered in the owner's name for 6 months or longer. If owned less than 6 months you must supply our office with proof that sales tax was paid. If sales tax collected was less than our state sales tax, the difference will be due.
5. CURRENT REGISTRATION:
If you are transferring a Florida license plate that is registered to the same owner(s) of this vehicle, a copy of the current registration must be submitted OR list the plate number in section 2 of the Application for Certificate of Title.
6. INITIAL REGISTRATION FEE EXEMPTION AFFIDAVIT:
The Initial Registration Fee Exemption Affidavit form is to exempt the Initial Registration Fee to qualified individuals. The top section must be completed with the vehicle information and an exemption reason must be checked.
7. PROOF OF INSURANCE:
Complete the Florida Insurance Affidavit. Insurance issued by an out-of-state insurer/agent is not sufficient; insurance must be furnished from a company licensed in Florida.
8. CHECK or money order in US funds made payable to Ken Burton Jr., Tax
Collector. Your check is welcome provided it includes: Full name, street address, home telephone number with area code, driver license number and state of issuance. Starter checks are not acceptable. If your check is returned, it may be re-presented electronically. By submitting your payment by check, you are authorizing service charges and processing fees, as permitted by F.S. 832, to be debited from the same account by paper draft or electronically, at the option of the tax collector.
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 registration begins the day of purchase/ownership change until the first owner's birth month. (Exception: Company owned vehicles use the month of June). If this is only a transfer from out-of-state and ownership is not changing, the effective date would be today's date. 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 was purchased and count through to the owner's birth month.
Look up the weight of your vehicle:http://www.autotrader.com/research/compare/index.jsp?restype=used
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
Did you include all required documents?
The information contained in this packet is believed to be correct, but
is not warranted and is subject to change.