Florida sales tax, or proof of payment, is required at time of application based on the sales price of the motor vehicle, mobile home, or vessel.

Proof of purchase should be provided in the form of a bill of sale or invoice reflecting a complete description of:

  1. The motor vehicle (i.e., year, make, model, VIN, etc.)
  2. Date of purchase
  3. Purchase price
  4. Trade-in allowance when applicable
  5. Sales tax previously paid

A use tax is collected on vehicles coming into Florida for title and registration that were purchased and/or used:

  • Less than six months in another state or territory
  • Out of country