Florida law requires that all motorized vessels be titled and registered.
To process an application for Florida Title, you must bring the following to any of our offices:
- Proof of ownership –
For new boats, a notarized Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin properly completed by the selling dealer.
For used boats, the title properly completed by both the buyer and seller. Purchasers name and selling price must be entered.
- Each applicant, or their appointed power of attorney, must be present to sign a new Application for Title. Personal identification, such as a valid Florida Driver License or state issued Identification Card is required. If applicant does not hold a Florida Driver License or Identification Card, a valid out of state license or United States passport is required.
- Any alterations on the Title may require additional documentation.
- The registration expires on midnight of the first registered owner's birthday.
- On new vessels, copy of bill of sale required.
For a list of Vessel Registration fees visit Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' website at: http://www3.flhsmv.gov/dmv/proc/fees/fees-04.pdf
A documented or commercial vessel may be registered in any of our offices. Federal documentation papers must be presented at the time of application. First-time registrations require proof of the manufacturer's serial number. Proof of sales tax paid must be submitted, or sales tax must be paid.