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Old 10-12-2010, 06:06 PM
Status: "Really dislike winter..." (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Easthampton, MA
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You actually don't need to have the car with you. There is a form you can download from the DMV site. You need to have a dealer from the state you are coming from read the vin # and sign his name and dealer number on the form.
Nope, if it is a dealer you have to have a FLORIDA licensed dealer do that. BUT!!! You can bring the form to a police station with the car and have an officer verify it. I have done this 3 or 4 times from MA in past years. Florida will not take a signature from an out of state dealer, ask me how I know. Luckily I have 3 friends who are police officers.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Yes you can use a police officer too. I did it with a NY State dealer.

THIS SECTION REQUIRES A PHYSICAL INSPECTION AND A VERIFICATION OF THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) (OR THE MOTOR NUMBER FOR MOTOR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED
PRIOR TO 1955) OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE DESCRIBED ON THIS FORM BY A LICENSED DEALER, FLORIDA NOTARY PUBLIC, POLICE OFFICER, OR FLORIDA DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
EMPLOYEE OR TAX COLLECTOR EMPLOYEE. IF THE VIN IS VERIFIED BY AN OUT OF STATE MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER, THE VERIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THEIR LETTERHEAD
STATIONERY.
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:42 PM
Status: "Really dislike winter..." (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Easthampton, MA
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Yes you can use a police officer too. I did it with a NY State dealer.

THIS SECTION REQUIRES A PHYSICAL INSPECTION AND A VERIFICATION OF THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) (OR THE MOTOR NUMBER FOR MOTOR VEHICLES MANUFACTURED
PRIOR TO 1955) OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE DESCRIBED ON THIS FORM BY A LICENSED DEALER, FLORIDA NOTARY PUBLIC, POLICE OFFICER, OR FLORIDA DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
EMPLOYEE OR TAX COLLECTOR EMPLOYEE. IF THE VIN IS VERIFIED BY AN OUT OF STATE MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER, THE VERIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THEIR LETTERHEAD
STATIONERY.
I did exactly that and they would not accept it. I got mad and took it to a friend of mine who is a police officer and her did it for me. I mailed it to the main offices in Talahassee, and they would not accept it from the dealer. So I had to redo it all, making it another 2 weeks of waiting. Maybe it was a bad day or a jerk was assigned to it that day. Who knows? Florida ia a big pain in the arse when it comes to registrations or anything to do with the DMV...

Also, a dealer will most likely NOT do it if the car was bought from a private sale. They might charge a "service fee" for doing it also. police officer, a WAY better way to verify it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Ok, apology accepted.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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OK, the car is registered in FL. SO, I live in NY and wanted to register my car in FL (the car will be left in FL and I will remain a resident of NY). I needed the title from NY and proof of lien removal (if this is the case). It cost me about $425 for the registration and plate. The registration only goes to your next b'day, at which time I will have to pay again to register the car for another year (I believe this costs about $70 or so). I went to the Bonita Springs tax, tags, and title office (not the DMV like they have up north). The process was pretty easy. You dont need to fill out any paperwork for this as they will do it all on their computer when you are there. Someone in the office will actually go out to your car (if you brought it to the office) and check the mileage and vin. The hardest part would be deciding which vanity plate you want - but after paying the $425, I went with the generic plate!
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: 51% - 49%: Cape Coral, FL and Robesonia, PA
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Ugh. Looking forward to doing this this week AND on my birthday less than 3 months from now. Thanks for the update!

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OK, the car is registered in FL. SO, I live in NY and wanted to register my car in FL (the car will be left in FL and I will remain a resident of NY). I needed the title from NY and proof of lien removal (if this is the case). It cost me about $425 for the registration and plate. The registration only goes to your next b'day, at which time I will have to pay again to register the car for another year (I believe this costs about $70 or so). I went to the Bonita Springs tax, tags, and title office (not the DMV like they have up north). The process was pretty easy. You dont need to fill out any paperwork for this as they will do it all on their computer when you are there. Someone in the office will actually go out to your car (if you brought it to the office) and check the mileage and vin. The hardest part would be deciding which vanity plate you want - but after paying the $425, I went with the generic plate!
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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OK, the car is registered in FL. SO, I live in NY and wanted to register my car in FL (the car will be left in FL and I will remain a resident of NY). I needed the title from NY and proof of lien removal (if this is the case). It cost me about $425 for the registration and plate. The registration only goes to your next b'day, at which time I will have to pay again to register the car for another year (I believe this costs about $70 or so). I went to the Bonita Springs tax, tags, and title office (not the DMV like they have up north). The process was pretty easy. You dont need to fill out any paperwork for this as they will do it all on their computer when you are there. Someone in the office will actually go out to your car (if you brought it to the office) and check the mileage and vin. The hardest part would be deciding which vanity plate you want - but after paying the $425, I went with the generic plate!
You want to know what the really craze thing is, If you have a vehicle that ways more than 5000 pounds the registration cost less than half of what you have to pay for a car. I paid little over two hundred bucks for the transfer and 16 month registration fee. Left the wife's car in the other state where it costs only 80 bucks. You pay less for a light truck then a passenger car.
Fl it's a nutty place
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:56 AM
Status: "You've grown up really crazy! - Eisley" (set 3 days ago)
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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You want to know what the really craze thing is, If you have a vehicle that ways more than 5000 pounds the registration cost less than half of what you have to pay for a car. I paid little over two hundred bucks for the transfer and 16 month registration fee. Left the wife's car in the other state where it costs only 80 bucks. You pay less for a light truck then a passenger car.
Fl it's a nutty place
Not true. It has to do with weight and nothing to do with truck vs. car. They are both the same, but the difference is in weight, no matter what kind of vehicle.Florida DHSMV Dealer Licenses
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Not true. It has to do with weight and nothing to do with truck vs. car. They are both the same, but the difference is in weight, no matter what kind of vehicle.Florida DHSMV Dealer Licenses
That is the whole point, in most other places the bigger vehicle pays a higher registration fee, and transfer fee. Because bigger equals more road ware.
FL is the other way around.
It's a nutty place
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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That is the whole point, in most other places the bigger vehicle pays a higher registration fee, and transfer fee. Because bigger equals more road ware.
FL is the other way around.
It's a nutty place
No FL is not the other way around - if I have a Honda Civic (2300 - 2600lbs) I would pay 46.00. If I had a Chevy S-10 (3600 - 5000 lbs) I would pay 70.00


Honda weighs less - therefore pays less.
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