Used Vessel Purchase - Out of State Title
To transfer ownership of a used vessel not previously
titled in Florida, you must present the following to any tax collector's
The out-of-state certificate
of title, if a title state, or the original registration if not a
title state, a bill of sale, or other evidence of ownership required
by the law of the state or country from which the vessel was brought
into this state. If recording a lien, the lien holder's name, address
and the date of lien are required.
Bill of sale or invoice listing the vessel purchase
price, sales tax paid and any trade-in allowance. Additional taxes
equivalent to Florida's sales tax and local sales tax may be due.
Each applicant, or their
appointed power of attorney, must be present to sign a new application
for title. Bring personal identification in the form of a driver license
or identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles, a passport or a U.S. Military I.D. card. If you are the
appointed power of attorney, the original or certified copy of the
original signed appointment must be presented at time of application.
Applicant's date of birth and Florida driver license
number are recorded as part of the application.
registration fees* are due
Fast Title Service is available at all Tax Collector locations. A Florida
title certificate will be issued upon request at the time of application
for an additional $5.
For an estimate of fees, please try our
sales tax & title
calculator* or contact our office.
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Motor Vehicle and Vessel E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, June 01, 2012
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