Vehicle Statement of Origin

A title for a car with a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin refers to a brand new vehicle purchased out-of-state that has not yet been titled.

Information Packets

Download a package of instructions, all necessary forms, and a checklist of documentation needed.

The following documentation must be provided:
  1. The original manufacturer's certificate of origin (MCO), properly assigned to purchaser.
  2. A completed HSMV 82040 MV Application for Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title. Please note that often the following sections of this form are left blank, resulting in an application that can not be processed. Please make sure the following items are complete:
    • Section 1: Owner/Applicant Information.  The vehicle owner’s Florida driver license number is required. If the vehicle is to be titled in a business name, please include the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEID)
    • Section 2: Vehicle, Mobile Home or Vessel Description section
    • Section 6: Odometer Declaration
    • Section 12: Application Attestment and Signatures
  3. A copy of one of the following proof of identification:

    • A Florida driver license or identification card with photo
    • An out-of-state driver license or identification card with photo
    • A US passport
    • A Canadian driver license, identification card or passport
    • A driver license or identification card from any U.S. Territory
    • An out-of-country passport

    Please note that while a copy of a Florida driver license or identification card IS NOT required to be submitted, it makes the process simpler. Find out more information about obtaining a Florida driver license.

  4. Proof of Florida insurance (a Florida insurance card, policy, or binder).
  5. Bill of Sale. Evidence that the sales tax on the vehicle has been paid is necessary.
    • As required by Chapter 212 of the Florida Statutes, sales tax in Florida is 6% on the balance of the purchase price, less trade in, if any.
    • Some transactions such as gifts, trade down or even trade, court order in divorce proceedings, inheritance, transfer to/from spouse, change of name only, etc., may be exempt from sales tax.
    • If the motor vehicle or mobile home was purchased and used less than 6 months in another state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, the full amount of the 6% sales or use tax, plus any local discretionary sales surtax is required to be paid before title and registration can be issued by the department. However, a credit may be allowed for a like tax paid in another state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, against the amount of Florida sales or use tax and local discretionary sales surtax.
    • The registrant's county of residence determines whether an additional local discretionary sales surtax is collected. For additional information view the Department of Revenue’s Discretionary Sales Surtax Information.
  6. If you are transferring a valid Florida license plate, a copy of the current Florida registration certificate.