The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has implemented an electronic lien and titling system designed to assist lienholders as well as vehicle owners.

Electronically maintaining the title to your vehicle eliminates the risk of losing or having the paper title stolen and paying fees to obtain a duplicate.

Florida currently has two electronic title designations: The electronic title or e-title is when the Florida title is held in an electronic format instead of paper. The electronic lien title or ELT is when an e-title has an active electronic lien on file with the state. On both designations a paper title has not been printed.

If the lien on your vehicle has been satisfied and the title is electronically maintained you may request that a paper title be printed at any time. If you plan to sell your vehicle to an individual you would need to have the title printed unless the new purchaser agrees to maintain the title electronically. If that is the case, both you and the purchaser must visit a local tax collector office with valid identification to perfect the transfer. If you plan to trade your vehicle into a Florida dealership, leave the title as electronic and the Florida dealer can handle the paperwork for you.

Your title can be printed on-line with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for a fee of $2.50. The title will be mailed to the address on record within 2-3 days. To receive your title on the same day, you must make an appointment. The fee is $10.00 and some restrictions may apply.

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For more information regarding the electronic lien and titling system please visit the attached links.

Electronic Lien and Title Program Lienholder's Guide
E-Title Frequently Asked Questions