Motor Vehicle Information
Any member of the United States Armed Forces, his or her spouse or
dependent child, who is not a Florida resident but is in this state while in
compliance with military orders, can maintain their out-of-state license
plates, if current. If you choose to purchase Florida license plates, the
following items must be submitted for the first issuance and updated
documentation must be presented each year for renewal.
- Copy of military orders assigning the applicant to a Florida military duty
An out of state driver license. A "Valid in Florida Only" drivers
license is acceptable in lieu of an out of state driver license.
Copy of the out-of-state vehicle title. If a
non-resident military member has out-of-country proof of ownership, they must first obtain a title in
their home state. However, the out-of-country proof would be acceptable
if the member is applying for a Florida certificate of title.
If there is an outstanding lien, a letter on letterhead from
the lien holder stating there is an outstanding lien on the described vehicle.
Current proof of Florida property damage and PIP insurance. Company name
and policy number is required.
The vehicle identification number on your vehicle and odometer reading (if
applicable) must be verified on a state form 82042 by one of the following: a
law enforcement officer, Florida notary, DMV inspector, a Tax Collector
employee (with the exception of our Downtown office), a Florida licensed car
dealer, a Provost Marshal or a commissioned officer in active military
service with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant or higher or an LNC, "Legalman, Chief
Petty Officer, E-7. This form is available online, at any Tax Collector's
office or at most new car dealerships in the area. Please contact the service
department of the dealership to verify the availability and fees.
An accurately completed form
HSMV 82002, Initial Registration Fee
Exemption Affidavit. This form is available online or at any Tax Collector's
Sales tax equivalent to Florida's tax and local sales taxes may be
required if registering within six months of titling your vehicle. If you
purchased the vehicle within the last six months, submit a bill of sale or
invoice listing the vehicle purchase price, sales tax paid, and any trade-in
If the vehicle owner becomes a Florida resident, please refer to the
Out-of-State Title Transfer information.
Note: A specialty license plate may be issued at the applicant's request.
For approximate fees, please contact our office.
Motor Vehicle Registration Information
Motor Vehicle E-Mail: email@example.com
Telephone: (813) 635-5200, Fax: (813)
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are
public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in
response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this
entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Revision Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
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