In order to make your experience at our agencies smooth and efficient, we have provided a checklist of items you will need to bring with you when transferring a title or renewing a vehicle. The items follow:
In State Title Transfer
Out of State Title Transfer with the Same Owner
Out of State Title Transfer with New Owner
If Out of State Title is Still Being Financed and the Same Owner Wishes to Move to Florida
Renewal of Decal for Vehicles, Boats and Trailers
Registrations issued in a person's name expire at midnight on the person's birth date, except for mobile homes and commercial vehicles. Mobile homes expire at midnight on December 31. Commercial vehicles expire at midnight on May 31 (if registered semiannually) or at midnight on December 31 for annual registrations.
Registrations issued in a company name are assigned a designated month and the registration expires on midnight on the last day of that month.
A late fee is applied on the 11th calendar day of the month following the renewal period. The exact expiration date is shown on the current registration certificate.
Florida law requires all license plates be replaced every ten years. Replacement is necessary because license plates must be fully reflectorized to ensure visibility for law enforcement purposes.
Yes, however, that individual must provide their proof of insurance and needs vehicle information; the renewal reminder or a copy of the old registration. In addition, some registrants are required to provide proof that they still meet specific renewal criteria. Examples follow: disabled veterans, non-resident military, forestry, agricultural and horticultural and X-series license plates.
License plates must be turned into one of our offices or a DMV office when insurance is canceled.
When a vehicle is sold and the license plate is transferred to a new vehicle, the $225 initial registration fee is not required. If the vehicle is not replaced, the license plate must be turned into the DMV or our office to prevent a driver license suspension. The vehicle registration will be stamped "canceled" and this may be used to exempt the $225 initial registration fee when a replacement vehicle is registered.
No, license plates are not transferable.
The rule of thumb here is, if the name on your driver’s license changes, then the name on your vehicle registration will need to be changed as well. Your driver’s license should be updated with your local DMV. Once completed, we can update your registration for you.
Come into the office with your valid state issued ID or drivers license and fill out a replacement form. ATMG will contact the county to locate the paperwork. A loss in transit/replacement fee of $2-$4.50 will be assessed. You will receive a new registration.
In Florida, leases are less expensive to register and more expensive to renew because of the taxing structure outlined in the state statutes.
If it is a new trailer that is under 2,000 pounds, it doesn't get titled. Bring in your identification, bill of sale, MSO/MCO and ATMG will collect the tax from you and register the trailer into your name.
If the trailer is used, bring in the bill of sale, a copy of the old registration and your drivers license.
If you aren't sure what your trailer weighs, take it to the weigh station and get it weighed prior to coming in to register your trailer.