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Boats/Vessels


 

New Vessel Title
 

To register a new vessel, never before titled, you must bring the following to any Tax Collector's office:

  1. A Manufacturer's Statement of Origin properly completed, signed and either notarized or the perjury clause statement must be signed by the selling dealer/store. If the vessel was purchased in a state or country which does not require the issuance of a manufacturer's certificate of origin, the original copy of the executed bill of sale or dealer's invoice with a complete description of the vessel will serve as proof of ownership. If recording a lien, the lien holder's name, address and the date of lien are required.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
         

Title and registration fees are due upon application.

Fast Title Service

Certificate of title issued same day.

Fast Title Service is available at all Tax Collector locations. Upon request, the title certificate will be issued on site for an additional $5. A written Authorization/Release Affidavit or Power of Attorney is required by all third party recipients.