Tax Collector's Office
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Motor Vehicle Titles & Registrations
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.
- Read more about motor vehicle titles, including transfers and lost titles
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.
- Visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for more information.
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) or Application for Vessel Duplicate Registration, Replacement Decal and Change of Classification (Form HSMV 87015) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via mail to:
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUTO TAG
200 NW 2ND AVE 2ND FL
MIAMI FL 33128
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