Volume 3, Issue 2
Earl K. Wood
Orange County Tax
Collector Interstate Commerce
Motor Carriers that operate a Florida straight plate will should provide the customer
commercial vehicles not be impacted. with these instructions so they
transporting passengers or will be aware of the
hauling cargo in interstate A notice will be sent to requirement to provide their
commerce must be registered carriers currently registered USDOT number when
with the Federal Motor under the International submitting their application for
Carrier Safety Registration Plan (IRP) an apportioned license plate. If
Administration (FMCSA) along with renewal notices to this number is not provided, the
and must have a USDOT advise them that they will be application will be rejected.
Number. required to provide their
Section 320.0715, F.S., was USDOT number prior to If you have any questions or need
revised during the 2008 being issued an apportioned further assistance, please call the
legislative session to require license plate. Bureau of Motor Carrier Services
the department to withhold at (850) 617-3711.
registrations and license Form HSMV 85103,
plates for commercial motor Welcome to the State of
vehicles that have not been Florida’s International
issued a USDOT number. Registration Plan, has been
This change only affects updated to include
commercial motor vehicles information about obtaining
operating in interstate USDOT numbers. When
Highlights: commerce. Vehicles issuing a Temporary
operating intrastate only with Operational Permit, you
Mail Fees 2
ELT Lienholder Satisfaction Letter
Personalized Plate 2
The Department of use of taxpayer resources, the risk of losing it and
Dealer Plates 3 Highway Safety and Motor the Department has having to pay title fees to
Q&A 3 Vehicles has taken discontinued the mailing obtain a duplicate. It is
another step in the of these notices effective also an effective fraud
HSMV 82040 4 electronic title process as January 15, 2009. deterrent because
DL Services 5
well as implementing a Instead, the Department potential thieves will not
significant cost saving has requested for have access to the title.
Events 5 measure. Until recently lienholders to assist in
when a title is electronic increasing public Vehicle owners will still be
with a lien and the lien is awareness of the benefits able to obtain a paper title
satisfied, the vehicle of an electronic title and by visiting their local
owner was sent a letter include information on Florida county tax
from both the lienholder how to obtain a paper title, collector’s office or visiting
and the Department. The if needed, in the the Department’s website
Department notified the information sent to their at
owner that the lien had customers when a lien is http://flhsmv.gov/html/emt.htm
been satisfied and satisfied.
instructed them how to
obtain their title. The Department will
continue to encourage
To reduce the redundancy owners to maintain a title
and ensure the effective electronically to eliminate
On May 11, 2009, fee for a license plate will
the United States Postal increase to $2.15. The
Service will increase the new mail fee for a decal
postage fee. The will increase to $0.70. For
increase will affect the renewal notices, the new
mailing fee for license mail fees will be included
plates and decals, when on the June 2009 renewal
applicable. The new mail data file.
Some customers like to If the plate is available, configuration. County
order personalized plates please remember to license plate agencies
when they purchase a complete DHSMV 83043, must review all
new vehicle. It is not application for personalized license plate
necessary to come down Personalized License Plate applications and reject
or even call to see if a in order to fulfill the any obscene or
personalized license plate request. In the plate objectionable choices
is available. This option is selection section, please prior to processing.
now available on the make sure to include the
Personalized orders can
internet at: type of specialty license
take 10-12 weeks for
https://www6.hsmv.state.fl plate requested and
.us/mvcheck/platecheck/m specify the actual intended
ain.jsp meaning/explanation of the
Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
Did you have a Heavy trucks with a gross acceptable to Motor vehicles are
change of address weight of 55,000 pounds connect the exempt from
or more and truck tractors names. showing proof of
or receive a new with a combined gross Form 2290 will not HVUT if the
license plate? If weight of 55,000 pounds be accepted if the vehicle was
you need to or more are required to VIN numbers or purchased within
update your submit proof of filing, category appears 60 days prior to
transponder payment or exemption to be altered. (No the application for
from Federal Heavy Use white out, cross- registration.
account Tax (HVUT). outs or erasures.) Form 2290 can
information go to: Form 2290 must now be filed
Some tips to remember: be stamped electronically.
http://EPASSToday. “PAID” or
Form 2290’s are “RECEIVED” with
com not transferable a current date.
or by VIN numbers. If a photocopy of
Form 2290 should the Form 2290 is
be in the name of be submitted,
at least one then a copy of the
registrant. proof of payment
However, a lease must also be
agreement is submitted.
Proper Use of Dealer License Plates
Dealer Plates MAY ONLY Be Used: the auction and to demonstrate license prefix of MR, MV, MD
On vehicles which are operated the vehicles in the auction area. or MI. A registration only is
in connection with a dealer’s On trailers for the sole purpose required.
business. of demonstrating trailers for On wreckers, except for
On vehicles while being used for sale. demonstration.
demonstration purposes, with or On car carriers even when the
without a representative of the Dealers Plates MAY NOT Be Used: truck, trailer and vehicles being
dealer in the vehicle. On service vehicles or wreckers hauled are in the dealer’s
On vehicles which are in transit used for hauling or making inventory.
to or from a dealer’s place of service calls for compensation Licensed Mobile Home Dealers:
business. or hauling property for Licensed mobile home dealers
On vehicles temporarily loaned, compensation. dealing exclusively in mobile
without compensation, to a On parts or supply trucks calling homes are not authorized to
customer by a dealer while the on retail or wholesale trade. obtain and use dealer plates.
customer’s vehicle is being Such vehicles must carry Licensed mobile home dealers
repaired by the dealer. regular plates because of their who also deal in recreational
On vehicles, such as service public competitive nature. vehicles may obtain dealer
trucks, in the dealer’s inventory By wholesale dealers with a plates for use on recreational
when responding to calls where “VW” dealer license. vehicles only.
compensation is not a By manufacturers with the
consideration. This vehicle
cannot transport another vehicle,
including a trailer. Notarization is not required for motor
On vehicles owned by the dealer
while in inventory for sale.
vehicles, mobile homes or vessels on in
On marine boat trailers for the state or out-of-state MCO’s or on an out-
sole purpose of demonstrating
trailers for sale. of-state title, even if there is a place for
Auctions may only use dealer
license plates to carry vehicles to notarization.
Questions and Answers
QUESTION: how are ANSWER: Yes. DMV
casual sales being handled procedure TL-01, page 3, F,
since the seller elected to states the owner's full name Quote:
keep his title electronic must be shown on the the titling/issuing state to be
when he purchased documentation. junked. They should keep a
vehicle? do they have to photocopy of the reassigned Success is
wait for the paper title to QUESTION: What process title for their records. They
come in the mail or pay do I use when my customer may also want to send it by
7.00 for fast title print in (salvage dealer/recycler) certified mail as proof of destination.
order to sell vehicle? submits an OUT OF compliance and to keep the
STATE title to be junked? receipt for their records. It is a
ANSWER: Currently, if it is
a casual sale, the seller has
What process do I use
when my customer (salvage
Answer to Question 2: The constant,
department does not junk out
the option to pay the $7 for a dealer/recycler) wants to of state titles, however, if the continuous
fast title or they may wait for junk a vehicle (titled in vehicle qualifies as a derelict
the title to be mailed from another state) and DOES vehicle, refer to DMV
Tallahassee. NOT have the OUT OF Procedure TL-35. The
STATE title? customer would be allowed
QUESTION: Does the to apply for a derelict
printed name have to be ANSWER: Answer to certificate. This procedure is
the name or is the first Question 1: The customer being updated to clarify this
initial and last name ok? must submit the title back to information.
Please make sure the HSMV 82040 is complete and accurate before giving it to the title clerk for processing.
Please indicate whether the customer would like the title to remain electronic. If neither box is
checked, the title will be printed and mailed to the customer.
When joint ownership, please indicate if “or” or “and” is to be shown on the title when issued by
marking the appropriate box. If neither box is checked, the title will be issued with “and.”
Please write in the owner’s county of residence. Central Florida has numerous dual county cities.
This will alleviate any questions with taxes.
It is mandatory to list the owner’s and co-owner’s mailing and physical addresses on this form. A PO
Box and an out of state mailing address is acceptable. However, a physical street address in Florida
must also be listed. If the address is different than what shows on their FL DL/ID, a copy of the proof
of address change must also be submitted. If the customer wants the title mailed to a different
address, please complete the “Mail To” section.
If the application is for a mobile home, also include the physical address of the mobile home and
check the box if it is located in a mobile home park.
The Division of Motor Vehicles, in its continuing effort to enhance how we communicate with and
serve our customers, is revising Motor Vehicle forms to collect email addresses. The following are
some benefits of customer communication/notification via email:
A faster way to contact the owner about title application issues/problems
A source of electronic notification for renewal notices and other information
A reduction in postage
A reduction in paper usage
An alternative source for customer contact
One of the first forms we have revised is HSMV 82040, Application for Certificate of Title With/Without
Registration. With the January FRVIS release, we are now able to collect email addresses and
correspond with customers via email when possible. Look for revisions to additional forms soon.
Email addresses, that are part of the motor vehicle record, are covered under the Driver Privacy Protection
Act (DPPA). Under the DPPA and Florida Statute 119.0712(2), addresses are exempt as personal
information that could identify the individual. Therefore, email addresses may not be released unless the
recipient meets one of the exemptions listed in Florida Statutes 119.0712.
Driver License Services
The Winter Garden Tag additional information and equipment and offer testing.
Agency will be moving in directions. Note: An Because of the availability of
April to a new office space in additional $5.25 testing, these locations offer
the same plaza. When the convenience fee is all CDL licensing
office opens in the new collected on each transactions with the
location, limited driver transaction processed at a exception of HAZMAT. The
license services will be Tax Collector Office. Downtown, West Colonial,
available. This will increase Winter Garden and Apopka
the number of our Orange The West Colonial Tag Tag Agencies will also
County Tag Agencies that Agency (2110 W. Colonial process non-US Citizen DL
offer limited driver license Dr, Orlando, FL 32804), the and ID requests with proper
services to seven locations. Winter Garden Tag Agency documentation.
(14035 W. Colonial Dr,
Customers may call our Winter Garden, FL 34787),
phone center at and the Apopka Tag
407.836.4145 between Agency (380 Semoran
the hours of 8:30 and 5 pm Commerce Place, Apopka,
or check FL 32703) are the only
http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us/of offices that have ADLETS
Dealer Newsletter Our goal is to provide an your dealership name,
informative and useful tool contact person, and email
“Wood’s Words” was for our dealer customers. address with your local
created to communicate Quarterly publication is tag agency representative.
and assist dealers with planned.
items of interest relating to Also, please let us know if
titling and registering If you would like to be you have any suggestions
vehicles in the Orange on topics that you would
notified via email of the
County Tax Collector’s like to see explained.
publications, please leave
Phone Numbers and
Calendar of Events
Orange County Dealer Line
April 30th – Independent Dealer Licenses 407-445-7400
and License Plates Expire
Tallahassee DMV Help Desk
May 25 - Memorial Day (Office Closed)
June 30th – Company owned vehicle tags Orange County Tax Collector
expire (excludes lease vehicles) www.octaxcol.com
July 4th – Independence Day (Office Closed Division of Motor Vehicles
Friday July, 3rd) www.flhsmv.gov
Department of Revenue
Request E-Title Print
Florida Corporations Online