How to Get a Copy of a Florida Vehicle Title

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Download form HSMV 82101 from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) website. This form is the application for a duplicate title.

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Complete the form with details about the car and the owner.

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Take the completed form to a DHSMV office. You can find the nearest office location on the DHSMV website. Alternatively, you can mail the form to the DHSMV.

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Show proof of identification, such as a driver's license, and pay the duplicate title fee. As of May 2010, the fee is $75.25. If you need the title immediately, you can pay an additional $10 for fast service.

If you have misplaced or lost your Florida vehicle title, there is no need to worry: the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles allows vehicle owners to apply for duplicate vehicle titles. Only the registered owner of the vehicle can apply for a copy of the title, and only the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is authorized to issue duplicate vehicle titles in the state. A duplicate vehicle title voids the original title.