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Motor Vehicle Titles & Registrations

Titles

A certificate of title is the proof of ownership to a motor vehicle in the state of Florida.

When you purchase a new motor vehicle, bring a motor vehicle into the state, or at any time the ownership of the motor vehicle changes, you must transfer ownership into your name.

Registrations

Motor vehicles, vessels, mobile homes and trailers are issued registrations to prove that license taxes and fees for the current registration period have been paid.

Registrations may consist of a license plate, a decal, and a registration certificate and are to remain with the registered owner.

If you are moving to Florida, you must register your vehicle in Florida within 10 days of establishing residency.

Missing your online Vehicle Registration Renewal?
If it has been more than 20 days since your license plate, decal or parking permit has been renewed and you haven’t received it in the mail, an application for replacement can be made by submitting an Application for Replacement License Plate, Validation Decal, or Parking Permit (Form HSMV 83146) PDF or Application for Vessel Duplicate Registration, Replacement Decal and Change of Classification (Form HSMV 87015) PDF along with copy of a valid photo identification. To check the status of your renewal, utilize the DHSMV GoRenew website. If date of issuance exceeds 180 calendar days, replacement fees are required. Utilize any of the following methods to submit the replacement request:

  • In person at the Tax Collectors Office
    200 NW 2nd Avenue, 1st floor
    Miami, FL 33128
  • In person at any neighborhood tag agency
    Additional fees may apply
  • Via e-mail to: autotag@miamidade.gov
  • Via mail to:
    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUTO TAG
    200 NW 2ND AVE 2ND FL
    MIAMI FL 33128
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