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Category: Motor Vehicle
I just moved to Florida from out of state. What do I need to title and register my vehicles in Florida?
This answer has been viewed 24856 times and was last updated on 10/18/2022.
Florida law requires you to register and title your vehicle(s) within 30 days after moving here and becoming employed or enrolling your children in public school.
Read our out-of-state title transfer publication for information and requirements to transfer your out-of-state title(s) to Florida.
After transferring your vehicle to Florida, contact your previous state DMV for details regarding your old out-of-state license plate(s). You may be eligible for a credit in your previous state.
Are you still making payments?
If your bank or lease company holds the title to your car/boat, you may qualify for the "Registration Only" process. This allows you to purchase a Florida license plate/decal while your vehicle/boat remains titled in another state.
For complete details and requirements, read our Registration Only publication.
Appointments are REQUIRED for all transactions. Appointments can only be scheduled through our online appointment system. We only serve Manatee County residents and businesses.
Not a Manatee County resident? Out-of-county residents needing to process title and/or registration transactions for vehicles, boats, and mobile homes can only be served at First Manatee South County Tag Agency, located at 5756 14th Street West, Bradenton. For information, fee/service charges, hours of operation, holiday closures and to make an appointment (not required) visit: https://www.autotagagency.net/locations/florida/manatee-county/first-manatee-south-county-tag-agency-bradenton/.
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