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Motorcycle Title and Registration

As a motorcycle rider in Florida, it is important that you always have a valid motorcycle title and registration document. This paperwork proves that you are the legal owner of the motorcycle. It also confirms that you (the document holder) are authorized to ride on Florida’s roads. Whether you’re new in Florida or you just got a motorcycle, there are a few basics you need to know before you start riding. Be sure to keep in mind the all-you-need-to-know guide below - it’ll no doubt come in handy.

What exactly is a title for?

A motorcycle title proves your lawful right as the owner of the vehicle. It serves as a legal document in court-related cases and also in cases of fraud and theft. A motorcycle title usually includes -

  • Title type

  • Motorcycle model

  • Issuance date

  • Name of owner and lienholder

  • Vehicle indicator number (VIN)

What do I need to get my motorcycle title in Florida?

To get your motorcycle title in Florida, you'll need to provide some paperwork required by your local tax collector’s office. Below are some of the documents you would need to tender –

  • Proof of motorcycle insurance

  • Rider’s license

  • Proof of ownership

  • Title petition

  • Registration fees etc.

How do I get my motorcycle title?

Obtaining a Florida motorcycle title is really easy. You can visit your local tax collector’s office or apply on the MyDMV portal to get your title processed. In cases of misplaced, stolen, expired, or damaged motorcycle titles, vehicle owners can apply for a duplicate motorcycle title. However, it’s always best to keep paperwork free of damage.

Why do I need to register my motorcycle in Florida?

Motorcycle registration confirms that your motorcycle has undergone inspection by the necessary authorities and is fit to be ridden on Florida's roads. An unregistered motorcycle in Florida is at risk of attracting legal sanctions to its owners(s).

After you have completed the registration process, you will be given the following –

  • License plate

  • Registration paperwork

How do I register my motorcycle in Florida?

Motorcycle owners can visit the local tax collector's office to register, register online, or through email correspondence.

However, the Florida motorcycle registration instructs that motorcycles should be renewed every one or two years. Motorcycle registrations expire at midnight on the first owner’s birthday. But you don’t have to wait till then, you can renew your motorcycle registration up to three months in advance.

What do I need to do to register my motorcycle in Florida?

Registering your motorcycle in Florida requires that you provide the following paperwork (be it online or in-person) –

  • Proof of ownership

  • Completed registration application

  • Proof of identity

  • Motorcycle Insurance

  • Bill of sale (for transferred bicycles)

After you’ve provided these documents to your local HSMV, you will have to make payment for registration fees and taxes.

Riding motorcycles in Florida comes with strict laws to guide and allow for smooth riding for all riders. So get your complete paperwork sorted before you start riding - and don't forget to contact Auto Tags for the best DMV Alternative service in South Florida.

Motorcycle titles in Florida are essential for owners to ride in the state. Contact Auto Tags for your quick motorcycle title transfer and validation in Florida. North Broward Auto Tags can help you when it comes to getting your North Broward tag renewals, Deerfield Beach tags and titles, and more. Don’t waste your time at the Deerfield Beach DMV - stop by one of the best Deerfield Beach tag agencies - Auto Tags of North Broward. You can complete your renewal online here, or find out all the services we provide on this page to learn more.

Check out these articles if you want to learn more about Florida motorcycle titles: Resource 1 | Resource 2 | Resource 3

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