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Old 06-29-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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Hello! I am seeking some help regarding auto titles/plates/tags! I have recently moved from Michigan to Florida and went to change tags/plates and got a painful "sticker shock" regarding the charges! I have a Florida Drivers License and my cars are insured in Florida...i have property back in Michigan and am paying Michigan taxes on the property...(i am renting in florida)should i just renew my title/plate/tags in Michigan and avoid all of these Florida charges?

I am assuming the only purpose of changing title etc would be that it would be beneficial if i decide to sell my cars in Florida? Any help would be great before I give away my wallet to Florida DMV!
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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Hello! I am seeking some help regarding auto titles/plates/tags! I have recently moved from Michigan to Florida and went to change tags/plates and got a painful "sticker shock" regarding the charges! I have a Florida Drivers License and my cars are insured in Florida...i have property back in Michigan and am paying Michigan taxes on the property...(i am renting in florida)should i just renew my title/plate/tags in Michigan and avoid all of these Florida charges?

I am assuming the only purpose of changing title etc would be that it would be beneficial if i decide to sell my cars in Florida? Any help would be great before I give away my wallet to Florida DMV!
leave everything done in Michigan......not worth the hassle especially since you are just renting.

If you trade/sell car the dealer can deal with the tag/title issue.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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Hello! I am seeking some help regarding auto titles/plates/tags! I have recently moved from Michigan to Florida and went to change tags/plates and got a painful "sticker shock" regarding the charges! I have a Florida Drivers License and my cars are insured in Florida...i have property back in Michigan and am paying Michigan taxes on the property...(i am renting in florida)should i just renew my title/plate/tags in Michigan and avoid all of these Florida charges?

I am assuming the only purpose of changing title etc would be that it would be beneficial if i decide to sell my cars in Florida? Any help would be great before I give away my wallet to Florida DMV!
It doesn't matter whether it's beneficial or not, it's the law.

Florida Car Registration Guide - Renewals, Online & Mail Options, Forms, & Fees - DMV.org

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New to Florida?
You have 10 days to register and title your vehicle with the DHSMV once you:

Begin working in the state.
Register your children for a Florida school.
Establish FL residency through rental, lease, or purchase of an apartment or house.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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I am a full time resident of Florida but have my car registered in Iowa and use it full time in Florida. Is it legal to do this or do I need to register it in Florida to be lawful?
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Old 06-03-2017, 06:18 PM
 
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No, it's not legal and yes, you need to register it in Florida.
https://www.dmv.org/fl-florida/car-registration.php
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:52 PM
 
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I plan to register my husbands truck in florida and he willl get a fl license so we can get the homstead . I will continue with the MA license and MA registration until next year because of the cost at this time. Does he have to change his medical insurance to a florida affliated insurance like BC florida instead of BC MA? I plan on keeping my BC MA. I use my daughters address in MA as I sold my home in MA.
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:47 PM
 
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Default Divided Time between homes CAN be a problem

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If you are seasonal, then you will be one of thousands of out of state plates and drivers licenses. I also split my time here at first and I maintained a NH registration for several years. As long as you pay another state to stay in current registration, you won't have any issue.

But yes, don't try to claim homestead. An out of state drivers license will disqualify you. But just owning property won't make any difference.....so do ten thousand other snowbirds.
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Florida requires you to register your vehicle within 10 days of moving to the state.

I am running into the problem of living in Florida, but having a home in VA that my husband works from. He comes down here to Florida every other month. Virginia says we have to register his car there, and Florida says we have to register it here (already done as we've been FL residents for close to 30 years) unless he is going to be up there for some period of time. Well... every other month is roughly equal time between the two, and I'm down here in FL fulltime. (he will be down here fulltime after retiring - hopefully this year).
So - "As long as you pay another state to stay in current registration, you won't have any issue." isn't necessarily the case.
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:53 PM
 
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How does VA even know to say anything to you? Did you receive some letter or something? Just keep the things registered in FL, real simple.
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