Motor Vehicle Services

Identification Requirements for Dealer Title Work

Pursuant to DMV procedure TL-01, Section III, if the title work includes a completed form HSMV 82040 with the applicant's Florida driver license or ID card number, the paperwork will be accepted without a copy of the applicant's proof of identification.
However, if the applicant's proof of identification is something other than a Florida driver license or ID card, the dealer must submit a copy of this proof with the application. Acceptable forms of identification are:
  • A valid driver license or identification card issued by any state within the U.S. or U.S. Territory
  • A valid Canadian driver license or identification card
  • A valid passport or passport card issued by any country
If a passport is used, we must have a copy of the pages containing the personal data, bearer's signature and photo (do not copy Visa pages).
If the applicant is a business or other legal entity, you must provide documentation to prove the validity of the business or entity, such as:
  • Copies of governmentally filed FEID documents
  • Fictitious name documents
  • Incorporation documents
  • Certificate of Status from the Department of State
All customers applying for title or registration must present proof of identification. If the applicant is a Florida resident, they must apply for a Florida driver license or identification card. If they are from another country or state, they must submit acceptable proof of identification as indicated above.
Please contact our dealer hotline at (813) 612-6719 if you have any questions about these new requirements.