Author: Curtis Farrell |

If you moved to Florida, you might want (or need) to register your out-of-state car. The process requires attention but is simple enough.

Steps to Register an Out-of-State Car in Florida

At first, you should refer to the license plate rate chart and complete the Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration. You should mail the completed form to the local county tax collector’s office; all necessary addresses and phone numbers are listed in Tax Collectors Mailing List.

Secondly, you have to pay applicable registration fees.

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Providing Proof of Ownership and Proof of Insurance

You have to provide proof of ownership and proof of insurance in order to register a vehicle. The proof of insurance is not necessary for registering the self-propelled vehicle with less than four wheels, trailer, mobile home, motorcycle, or limousine for hire.

Becoming a Resident of State of Florida

Just having a home in Florida technically isn’t enough to be a resident of Florida. You are considered a resident when you become employed in Florida, place children in Florida public schools, or establish other connections with the local community.

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