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Old 09-27-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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Where do we go to get both done, I am confused. Moving from Michigan.

Chris
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Same place usually, read for yourself and call:
Official Website Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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Just moved here as well and the first thing is you have to have your insurance transferred to one here in FL since you have to show proof of insurance (FL). To register your out-of-state car, you have to go to "local county tax collector", show proof of ownership(title), proof of FL insurance and they will also verify your VIN #. I have a 2001, almost 200K mileage on my car and I paid $487 and $48 for driver's license. You can also have your DL taken care of there (I think some tax collector's office does DL) but will cost you $5-6 more and if you pay with a credit card, there's like a fee as well ($9 I think) so bring your check book to avoid fees. I went to the DMV after since I didn't want to shell out additional money and the DMV was down the street anyway.

For DL, you need social security card, utility bills (2) or bank statements( to show proof of residence), and a picture ID (just brought my DL from the other state).

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Thanks for the info, wow $487.00 was that for 2 cars?

Chris
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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Hi. That is confusing. What if I want to register a car in FL, but maintain my license in NY? Do I go to a tax collector or DMV?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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Thanks for the info, wow $487.00 was that for 2 cars?

Chris
Probably 1. Welcome to Florida - no state tax but will get you in fees. There's a 200.00 Initial Plate fee on top of your other fees when you first register your car.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Yes, it's only for 1 car, 2001 with 188+ in mileage, not that that matter. DH just got a 2005 Jeep registered for $429.40 and his DL cost $55 (w/motorcycle). DMV advised us to wait till next week to register the rest of the vehicles next week since his DOB is OCT. I forgot the explanation as to why.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Hi. That is confusing. What if I want to register a car in FL, but maintain my license in NY? Do I go to a tax collector or DMV?
To register, you go to the tax collector. As long as you switch your insurance to FL and have 2 proofs of FL residence (utility bills) you should be good. When I registered my vehicle, I showed them my out-of-state driver's license. So, I guess you can register the car in FL and maintain your out-of-state driver's license since the tax collector office doesn't require you to show FL driver's license .
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