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Registrations, Renewals and Title Transfers



Initial Registration


Residents operating their motorcycles on Florida's roadways must register those vehicles in the State of Florida.

Non-residents must register their motorcycles in Florida if they engage in a trade or occupation or are employed in Florida or their children attend public schools in Florida.

Non-resident exemptions may be applied to college or university students who are in Florida for less than six months in an accredited work-study program recognized by the State of Florida or to any non-resident enrolled as a full-time student in a Florida institution of higher learning.

Vehicle registrations for motorcycles may be obtained at one of the Tax Collector's Offices.

To receive a vehicle registration for a motorcycle, you must have the following items:

  • A registration renewal notice or previously issued registration. (If these are not available the tag number, title number, or vehicle identification number may provide enough information.)
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Registration Renewal


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Florida law requires motorcycle tags and registrations to be renewed before they expire. Florida vehicle registrations and tags (license plates) expire as follows:

  • For motorcycles owned by individuals, the expiration date is the birthday of the first owner listed on the registration;
  • For company owned motorcyles, the expiration date is June 30th;

To renew, the following item is required:

  • Previous registration or registration renewal notice.

If you fail to renew your motorcycle tag and registration before the 11th day of the month following its expiration, a penalty fee will be charged upon late renewal. Also, it is a violation of the law to operate an motorcycle on Florida's roadways without a current registration and license plate.

Please note that Florida law does not provide for vehicle registration renewal notices, and failure to receive a renewal notice by mail does not relieve the vehicle owner of their responsibility to timely renew their vehicle registrations and license plates.

The Tax Collector does, however, provide renewal notices as a courtesy to resident vehicle owners. The courtesy renewal notices are mailed approximately 3 weeks prior to the birth month or month in which the renewal is due.

The cost of renewing your registration and tag varies according to the make, model, and/or weight of the vehicle, as well as the type of tag you have chosen to display on your vehicle.

Vehicle registration and tag renewals may be conducted at one of the Tax Collector's Offices.

Renewal payment transactions may also be conducted on this web site.

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Transfer Of Ownership On A Florida Title


When seeking to transfer ownership of an motorcycle in Florida, you must bring the following to one of the Tax Collector's Offices:

  • The Florida title properly completed by the seller; and,
  • A copy of the current registration to be transferred, if applicable.

Also, each applicant must be present to sign the new application for title.

Note: Applicants may request a Fast Title for an additional $10. The title is provided by the Tax Collector's Office at the time of application. Fast Titles can be obtained at one of the Tax Collector's Offices.

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Title Application On A New Motorcycle


If a motorcycle (new or used) has been purchased from a Florida dealership, the dealer is required by law to process the Application for Title.

If a new motorcycle was purchased from an out-of-state dealership, an Application for Title may be processed at one of the Tax Collector's Offices.

Applications for Certificate of Title may be obtained and completed prior to visiting one of one of the Tax Collector's Offices.

Click here for the Application for Certificate of Title.

(Note: This form is made available through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.)

The following items are needed in addition to a completed Application for Certificate of Title:

  • A manufacturer's certificate of origin;
  • A bill of sale or invoice listing the purchase price, sales tax paid, and any trade-in allowance (please note additional sales tax may be due);
  • A Federal odometer statement;
  • Any applicable lienholder information;
  • When transferring a tag or license plate, the current registration or plate and decal number;
  • Each applicant must sign the application. (If completing an application in our office, each person applying for ownership must be present to sign the title application.)
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Title Application On An Out-Of-State Motorcycle


When seeking to register a motorcycle that was previously titled out-of-state, an Application for Certificate of Title must be completed and submitted to a Tax Collector's Office. The application form may be obtained and completed prior to visiting one the Tax Collector's Offices.

Click here for the Application for Certificate of Title.

(Note: This form is made available through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.)

The following items are also required:

  • The out-of-state title certificate in your name or assigned to you;
  • If your vehicle is financed, complete lienholder information including account number, lienholder name, and mailing address;
  • A vehicle identification odometer verification form, which must be completed by a law enforcement officer, or a Florida notary, a Florida Division of Motor Vehicles compliance examiner, the U.S. Military Police, or a Florida licensed car dealer (Completing Section 7 of the Application For Certificate Of Title fulfills this requirement);
  • When transferring a tag or license plate, the current registration or plate and decal number.
  • Each applicant must sign the application. (If completing an application in our office, each person applying for ownership must be present to sign the title application.)
  • Florida Use Tax may be due, if the vehicle was purchased less than 6 months prior to importing the vehicle to Florida. Proof of any sales tax paid to another state will be required.
  • The full 6% Florida Use Tax and any applicable local option tax is due on all vehicles imported from foreign countries.
Note: Applicants may request a Fast Title for an additional $10. The title is provided by the Tax Collector's Office at the time of application. Fast Titles may be obtained at one of the Tax Collector's Offices.

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