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 office:

  1. 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.
  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.