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Purchase Of A Vehicle By An Out-Of-State Resident
When a resident of another state purchases a vehicle in Florida for use
in applicant's home state, it is not subject to Florida title or registration.
If a vehicle is financed by a Florida lending institution, the lien should be filed in the
applicant's state of legal residence. A Florida title will not be issued for the
purpose of recording a lien.
Ownership Of A Vehicle By A Minor
There is not a statutory age limit on any persons for ownership of a motor vehicle.
However, you may want to check with the insurance company before titling vehicle in the
name of a minor.
Picture, signature identification required.
Applicant must be able to sign name.
Documentation Required To Obtain Title To A Vehicle Previously
Out-of-state title or registration when title is not required in that
Out-of-country documentation, when previously registered out of the
Proof of payment of sales tax or proof of purchase price, when vehicle
is owned 6 months or less. A use tax of 6% of the value of the vehicle is due on vehicles
coming from out-of-country.
Proof of Florida Insurance Coverage.
Title Requirements For Recreational Vehicles, Mobile Homes, And Office
Section 320.01, Florida Statutes, define recreational vehicles as units primarily designed
as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use having either
contained motive power or mounted on or drawn by another vehicle. The basic entitles are:
Travel Trailer - A vehicular portable unit including fifth wheel
travel trailers mounted on wheels of such size or weight as not to require special highway
movement permits when drawn by a motorized vehicle; primarily designed and constructed to
provide temporary living quarters for recreational camping or travel use; and of a body
length of no more than 40 feet and a body width of no more than 8 1/2 feet when factory
equipped for the road.
Camping Trailer - A vehicular portable unit mounted on wheels
and constructed with a collapsible partial side walls which fold for towing by another
vehicle and unfold at the camp site to provide temporary living quarters for recreational,
camping or travel use.
Truck Camper - A portable unit designed to be affixed to a truck
chassis and constructed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, travel or
Motor Home - A vehicular unit built on a self-propelled motor
vehicle chassis, primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational,
camping or travel use.
Van Conversion - A vehicular unit built on a self-propelled
motor vehicle chassis which has been converted from a commercial vehicle to a recreational
vehicle by installing certain utilities.
Park Trailer - A transportable unit which has a body width which
does not exceed 12 feet and which is built on a single chassis and is designed to provide
seasonal or temporary living quarters.
Mobile Home - Section 320.01(2), Florida statutes, provides a
definition for "mobile home". A mobile home is defined as any type of trailer or
vehicle body, regardless of any appurtenances additions or other modifications thereto,
without independent motive power, manufactured upon an integral chassis or undercarriage
and designed either for travel over the highways or for housing accommodations, or both.
Section 320.02(1), Florida
Statutes provides, "Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, every owner or
person in charge of a motor vehicle which is operated or driven on the roads of this state
shall register the vehicle in this state." No registration is required for any motor
vehicle which is not operated on the roads of this state during the registration period.
The only exception to this is a mobile home, which must be registered regardless of
whether it is being used, per section 320.18, Florida Statutes. Call Tag Agency for price
Section 320.10, Florida Statutes, provides an exemption from the registration tax imposed
by Section 320.08, Florida Statutes, for any motor vehicle or mobile home owned by, and
operated exclusively for the personal use of, any member of the United States Armed Forces
who is not a resident of this state while in compliance with military or naval orders.
The fact that a non-resident service member may place children in the public schools of
this state or the spouse or any member of immediate family of a non-resident service
member may become employed would not make their motor vehicles subject to Florida
registration. Under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act of 1940, the service member may
display current license plates from the home state or from the state he or she is
To establish the eligibility for the exemption, the non-resident military member must
submit the following to the county license plate agency.
A copy of the military orders assigning the applicant to Florida military
duty station or a copy of the leave and earning statement. This evidence should be
returned to the service person.
Section 320.02(5)(a) Florida
Statutes, requires a motor vehicle owner to provide proof that personal injury protection
benefits have been purchased when required under s. 627.733, that property damage
liability coverage has been purchased as required under s. 324.022 and that combined
bodily liability insurance and property damage liability insurance have been purchased
when required under s. 627.7415. Proof of insurance coverage shall be provided by the
applicant at the time of application for the registration of any motor vehicle owned as
defined in s. 627.732 in the manner prescribed by law. The issuing license plate agent
shall refuse to issue registration if such proof of insurance is not provided. Chapters
316, 320, 324, 626, and 627, related to motor vehicle registration and insurance
requirements established by the "Motor Vehicle Insurance Reform Act of 1988",
Chapter 88-730, provide for stricter verification of motor vehicle insurance, prior to
registration. As a result of the act, insurance companies selling motor vehicle insurance
in Florida must report the insurance and discontinuance of vehicle policies in Florida.
Policy information as reported to the Florida Department of Insurance by
insurance companies is placed on an insurance data file which is matched against both the
vehicle data file and the driver license data file maintained by the Department.
Information provided by insurers will be used to indicate insurance status on the vehicle
Baker County Tax Collector
32 N 5TH ST
Macclenny, FL, 32063
(904) 653-4525 Tag Office
(904) 259-6004 Driver License
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Last working day of the month 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m..
Drivers Licenses - Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. until 4:45p.m.