Do you have issues with your Florida vehicle title? Has it been lost, damaged, or stolen? If yes, you can request a duplicate title for your vehicle.
It is crucial to have a properly ordered title if you plan on transferring ownership of your vehicle. This document is legal proof of your ownership and is necessary for selling, donating, or completing vehicle registration and renewals. Be sure to keep it secure to avoid any complications.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) keeps titles in either paper or electronic (digital) format.
- A digital title is stored electronically, eliminating the possibility of being lost or stolen like a paper title. Electronic titles are commonly used for financed new vehicles and can remain electronic even after repaying the loan. In the event of a vehicle ownership transfer, it may only be necessary to have the electronic title printed.
- Paper titles are kept in paper form by the vehicle owner or lien holder. These can be misplaced, stolen, or damaged and must be replaced in such cases.
Please keep in mind the following when requesting a duplicate title:
- If you are a third-party recipient, you must provide an Authorization/Release Affidavit or Power of Attorney (Form HSMV 82053) to access the necessary records. The record owner and the third party must include a copy of their identification with the application.
- Only the lien holder can apply for a duplicate title if there is an outstanding lien.
- A lien satisfaction form must be submitted with the duplicate application if the lien has been satisfied but still shows in the FLHSMV database.
How to Get or Replace a Duplicate Florida Title
Requests for duplicate titles can be made online, by mail, or in person at your local motor vehicle service center.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate title in Florida?
The duplicate title fees in Florida are as follows:
- New Vehicles: $79.75 (paper title)
- Vehicles Previously Registered in Florida: $75.25 (electronic title)
- Out-of-State Vehicles: $85.25
- Expedited Fast Title Additional Fee: $10
The cost of replacing a Florida title varies depending on your county. In addition to the state fee, some counties may require an extra fee for printing or duplicating the title. For a comprehensive breakdown of fees, click here.
How to Get a Duplicate Florida Title Online
eTags.com offers a duplicate title service with additional benefits compared to ordering a duplicate title from the state website. Here are some key points to remember:
- Only requests to print and mail an electronically held title will be processed through the state website. Both requests (print an electronically held title or duplicate a paper title) can be handled by eTags, but identification must be emailed or uploaded via the provided upload page. ETags also accepts mail or fax copies.
- Shipping costs vary depending on the website from which you order. The state website estimates a shipping time of 7 to 10 days for printed and mailed electronic titles. eTags services provide expedited processing and shipping for most titles. For an additional fee, a priority ship option is available.
- When using the state website to print and mail an electronically held title, the title will be shipped to the current address on the DMV record. eTags can mail your title to any address after printing a digitally stored one or duplicating a paper one. Still, a document such as proof of residence or notarization may be required.
How to Get a Duplicate Florida Title In Person
The following documents must be brought to a motor vehicle service center:
- If your title is a paper title that was lost, stolen, or damaged: Bring a completed Application for Duplicate or Lost in Transit Reassignment for a Title Certificate (Form HSMV 82101).
- If the title has two owners, both names must be signed on the application before replacing it.
- If your title has a lienholder, include proof that the lien has been paid. Otherwise, have the lienholder complete an application form or provide a notarized lien document.
- If your car title was stolen, you must provide a copy of the theft report.
- If your vehicle is not titled with your current address, you must apply for a duplicate title at the address of your vehicle.
- If you want your electronic title printed: the motor vehicle service center will give you an authorization form that varies by county.
- Proof of Identity (Copy of Driver’s License, ID Card, Passport, etc.)
- Proof of Lien Satisfaction (if applicable)
- Proof of Paid Sales Tax, Title, and Registration Fees (if applicable)
- For more information regarding fees, please visit FLHSMV’s fees page.
In-Person Fast Title Service
In Florida, “Fast Title” is an additional, expedited service that allows you to receive your title on the same day. Fast Title is not available at all motor vehicle service centers, so call ahead to confirm if you need it. For those counties issuing expedited duplicates, a fee of $10 is assessed.
If you request a title in person without the Fast Title service, the office will submit your application, and the title will be mailed to you.
How to Get a Duplicate Florida Title by Mail
To replace a title by mail, you must:
- Fill out your Application for Duplicate or Lost in Transit Reassignment for a Title Certificate (Form HSMV 82101).
- Include an accepted form of payment for the title fee.
- Send the form and payment to the mailing address of your local tax collector’s office.
The title will be mailed to the address listed on your DMV record.
How long does it take to get a duplicate title in Florida?
Once you submit your application, the DMV will process it within ten days and mail you a duplicate title. If you require a replacement title sooner, you can expedite the process by paying an additional fee of $10. However, you must visit a motor vehicle service center in person to request a fast title, which will be issued and printed on the same day. It is strongly advised to make an appointment beforehand to avoid potentially lengthy wait times.
Can you add or remove a lien from the title during this process?
To add a lien to the title, complete Section 5 of the title application with the necessary information. If you need to remove a lien, provide documentation that proves it has been satisfied.