Under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act of 1940, members of the United States Armed Forces,
while stationed in our state, in compliance with military or naval orders are not required to
register their motor vehicles. The service member may display their current
license plate from their home state or they may choose to register their vehicle in Florida.
If the service member chooses to register their vehicle in Florida, the law allows an exemption
from the registration taxes on vehicles. Members are not required to title their vehicles in
this state. If the vehicle is titled in Florida, the following documents will be required:
- Provide the military orders assigning the applicant to a Florida military duty station.
This will be on the Leave and Earning Statement.
- Copy of the current out-of-state registration.
- Proof of Florida insurance.
- The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and odometer reading
must be verified. The Tax Collector's staff can do the
verification at the time of title application. If the
vehicle is not available to take to the Tax Collector's
office, you can get
DHSMV Form 82042 and have the vehicle
inspected by a law enforcement officer, military police,
a Florida notary, DMV inspector, or a Florida licensed car