Motor Vehicles General Information
All motor vehicles and trailers in the State of Florida must be registered and/or titled. It is the responsibility of the Tax Collector, in the capacity as agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, to provide the necessary services and operations to accomplish this job. The Tax Collector works very closely with this state agency to ensure all transactions are concluded according to state statutes.
Vehicle Identification Numbers
All motor vehicles from out of state, being registered in Florida for the first time must have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) verified. The VIN can be verified by, any law enforcement officer, a Florida notary public, or a motor vehicle dealer.
Change of Address
In order to maintain accurate records, and help ensure that each registered owner receives a tag renewal notice, all changes of address must be reported to the Tax Collectors' Office. The vehicle owner is required to provide their driver license number, in order to facilitate the address change. Renewal notices are mailed as a courtesy service, to help facilitate the renewal process.