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How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Florida

For Florida residents who have recently lost their car title copy, it is crucial you replace your lost car title as soon as possible.

Reporting Your Car Title Stolen

It is advisable that you report your lost or stolen car title to local law enforcement.

Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Florida

Whenever a vehicle changes ownership, the seller must transfer the vehicle title to the buyer. For instance, a car title transfer takes place when you are:

  • Buying a used car.
  • Selling a used car.
  • Gifting a vehicle.
  • Inheriting a vehicle.

How to Sell a Car in Florida

To sell a car online, you want to:

  1. First take it to a mechanic for any repairs and make sure all the parts are in working.

Senior Drivers in Florida

Resource for senior drivers. Restrictions and tests for seniors to maintain their FL drivers license and stay safe on the road

How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Florida

To access the Florida roads and highways, all drivers must have valid license plates, vehicle decals and car registrations from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). If at any point in time, any of the three car registration items are lost, stolen or damaged, you must immediately apply for duplicate car registration credentials.

In fact, it is illegal to drive in Florida without a valid car registration, license plates or vehicle decals. If caught driving without one, you may receive a traffic citation, substantial fines, and perhaps,vehicle impoundment.

How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Florida

Renew Vehicle Registration

All Florida drivers are responsible for staying on top of their car registration renewal.If you don’t renew your auto registration on time, you may be subject to penalties and extra fees. Driving without valid registration is also illegal, and if caught driving with expired registration in Florida, you will be handed a substantial fine.