Follow the checklist below to process your title transaction through the mail. Please mail your completed paperwork along with your original title, signed application forms with credit card payment, check or money order made payable to Seminole County Tax Collector, P.O. BOX 630, Sanford, FL 32772-0630.
Please provide us with your contact information in case we have any questions or need to follow up with you. We process title applications in the order they are received, and our goal is to complete each application within 10 business days.
If you have any additional questions, call our Help Line at (407) 665-1000 or email us.
Title Transfer Checklist
- 1 - Front of Florida Title Certificate
Transfer of Title By Seller (see image below) completed and signed by the title owner (seller); needs all purchasers (buyer) name(s), sale price and date, mileage reading and no date errors.
- 2 - Purchaser (Buyer, New Owner) Application
All applicable sections of Form HSMV 82040 completed and signed by all applicant(s). If you are not recording a lien on your vehicle, put the word “none” in section 4. Page 2, Section 12 of this form requires the original signature of all applicants. If the vehicle is an out of state title, the Form HSMV 82050 must be signed by the seller and purchaser. See Section 7 for the down-loadable packet.
- 3 - Identification for All Applications
A photocopy of the valid driver’s license or state ID card.
- 4 - Registration/ License Plate
Proof of Florida insurance on the vehicle (copy of insurance card or policy preferred). Are you purchasing a new plate or transferring your own plate from a disposed of vehicle? Please note that either option will influence the fees due. If you have a plate to transfer, note the plate number in Section 2 of the application form.
- 5 - Payment
Check or money order made payable to Seminole County Tax Collector. Credit card is also acceptable with a 2.35% convenience fee (form is included in title packet below). Include all applicable title, sales tax and registration fees (see below).
- 6 - Your Contact Information
Include your email address and daytime phone number in case we need to contact you.
- 7 - Title transfer packet - Download this file now
This download contains:
HSMV 82040 Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration
HSMV 82050 Notice of Sale and/or Bill of Sale (required for out of state title transfers)
Credit Card Form
Registration & Title Fees
To calculate your fees, use the online fee calculator. Under sales tax, be sure to select Seminole County.
How To Complete A Florida Title
Sections To Be Completed By The Seller
The sections to be completed by the seller only are as follows:
1 – Purchaser’s Name
2 – Purchaser’s Address
3 – Selling Price
4 – Date Sold
Odometer Disclosure, which includes:
5 – Choosing 5 or 6 digits
6 – Odometer Reading
7 – Date Read
8 – Choosing a status of Actual, In Excess, or Not Actual
9 – Seller’s Signature
10 – Seller’s Printed Name
11 – Co-Seller’s Signature (as needed)
12 – Co-Seller’s Printed Name (as needed)
Sections To Be Completed By The Purchaser
The sections to be completed by the purchaser only are as follows:
13 – Purchaser’s Signature
14 – Purchaser’s Printed Name
15 – Co-Purchaser’s Signature (as needed)
16 – Co-Purchaser’s Printed Name (as needed)