Out-of-State Vessel Title Transfer

To title and register a vessel in Florida that is currently titled in another state in your name, you will need to bring the following to the Tax Collector’s Office:

  • The out-of-state title certificate.
    OR
    If the vessel is titled in your name, but it is financed and the title is being held by the lien holder, we will need to write your lien holder and request the title to be sent to our office. In order to complete the process, we will need the lien holder information including account number, lien holder name and mailing address.
  • The owner(s) or their power of attorney(s) must be present to sign a new application for title. We will need an original or certified Power of Attorney form. The owner(s) and/or their power of attorney will need to produce photo identification such as a driver license, identification card, or passport.
  • Proof of sales tax being paid if the vehicle has been owned by you for less than 6 months. Additional taxes equivalent to Florida’s sales tax and local sales tax may be due.

There are three options available for requesting your title.

  • Title mailed to you in 7-10 business days for $12.25.
  • Keep the title held electronic, not printed until you need it.
  • Print the title in office for an additional $2.50, if title is needed immediately.

 

If a lien is recorded add an additional fee of $1.00. This does not include the registration fees.

To title and register a vessel in Florida that is currently titled in another state not in your name, you will need to bring the following to the Tax Collector’s Office:

  • The out of state title certificate with the transfer section completed.
  • The purchaser(s) or their power of attorney(s) must be present to sign a new application for title. We will need an original or certified Power of Attorney form. The purchaser(s) and/or their power of attorney will need to produce photo identification such as a driver license, identification card, or passport.
  • The purchaser’s name on the title application must match the name on the proof of identification exactly.
  • Sales tax will be collected on the purchase price of the vehicle as stated on the title.

There are three options available for requesting your title.

  • Title mailed to you in 7-10 business days for $12.25.
  • Keep the title held electronic, not printed until you need it.
  • Print the title in office for an additional $2.50, if title is needed immediately.

If a lien is recorded add an additional fee of $1.00. This does not include the registration fees.

All title transfers may be processed by mail as well. Please contact our office (352) 341-6500 for more information.