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Old 05-14-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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I see one of the requirements when you move to florida, to transfer your registration over to florida, a vin verification is required. How does one usually go about that?

I currently am licensed in NY and need to know the typical process for registering a car in FL and changing your license over.

Ive already looked over the Florida DMV Website, good info just still slightly confused
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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You can either get a form to take to a police officer to fill out after looking at your car, or you can just have the DMV worker go out and look at it when you go in to transfer your registration.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Space Coast
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Florida DHSMV - New Residents

This site tells you who can get the verification for you, and provides some mail-in forms.

I think we are going to wait til we move, go get insurance, then go to get the VIN verified, then visit the license branch to do everything else. Seems like the right order to get everything done, I think
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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Each "Tax Collector" office (that's what they call DMV offices down here) has a police officer stationed inside the office that will come out to your car and verify both your VIN number and your Odometer reading. This is really painless and quick. I was in and out in 20 minutes to register my NY auto. Be aware, however, if your title has both you and your wife you will need either your wife to accompany you or a photo copy of her Florida License in order to get a valid title.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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We had problems getting my daughters car insured because of the VIN number, the car was in a accident in Ohio, put back together with different parts from several cars, hence, a new VIN number that didn't match anything
we had to take pictures of the car, of the new VIN number and the old.

A couple of months later, she's driving home, and a cop is behind her, he ran her plate and this VIN number comes up unknown, he pulls her over, and wants a explanation, she tells him, he scratches his head, and sends her on her way. True story.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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Each "Tax Collector" office (that's what they call DMV offices down here) has a police officer stationed inside the office that will come out to your car and verify both your VIN number and your Odometer reading. This is really painless and quick. I was in and out in 20 minutes to register my NY auto. Be aware, however, if your title has both you and your wife you will need either your wife to accompany you or a photo copy of her Florida License in order to get a valid title.

This is confusing. The fact that you can just get it done at DMV but if you look at the site says you should get done before hand. I asked my dealer to do it because I was there anyway, he scratched his head and said just get it done there.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:13 AM
 
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whatever you do, dont go to the DMV here. Go to the County Tax Collector-any(in or outside your county). It costs a few bucks more, but it's quick and efficient.

DMV..you better make plans, call and get an appt first. If you use Collector, must go during the week. On Weekend they'll only see residince from within the county-and the lines are wrapped around the parking lot.
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