How to Title a Vehicle in Florida
A new car title is necessary for most Florida vehicles in order to help the DMV keep track of who legally owns a vehicle. Whether you are buying a new vehicle, a used vehicle or even giving a vehicle ...
Your request for a new car title in Florida will be handled by the dealership that you purchased your vehicle from, so long as it is a dealership located within the state. The title will then be mailed to you, ... unless you have a lender. If you do have a lender, the certificate of title will be mailed to them. However, a DMV title transfer will be required if you are purchasing a vehicle outside of a dealership or if you are receiving the vehicle as a gift.
If a title transfer must be performed, both you and the previous owner of the vehicle must visit your local tax collector’s office. The current title on the vehicle must be completed by the previous owner and both parties must be able to provide proof of identity. If purchasing a vehicle from another individual, it is important to learn about salvage vehicles and the risk involved in purchasing one.
A salvage title is only ever issued to a vehicle after it has incurred an excessive amount of damage, flood damage or if it has been a part of an unrecoverable theft. Therefore, the vehicle could experience mechanical problems later. It will also be harder to sell and to insure. Therefore, it is important to consider a salvage vehicle carefully before purchase.
If you experience a lost car title or your title becomes irreparably damaged, it is important that you request a duplicate ownershipdocument right away. This can only be done in person, unless you are out of state. Mail-in duplicate applications are available for out of state residents. Read More