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Dealer Forms in Florida

Becoming a motor vehicle, mobile home, or recreational vehicle dealer in Florida entails a lot of paperwork and documentation, and once you've received your license, the paper trail doesn't end there. Luckily, Florida makes most of the required paperwork available online for quick download.

You will need the free Adobe Reader to download and read PDF files. Some of the forms can be filled out online and printed.

Application Forms and Documentation

To become licensed, you'll need to fill out the Application for a License as a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home or Recreational Vehicle Dealer (Form HSMV 86056).

Each application also requires a surety bond in various dollar amounts. Use the appropriate form for the dealer license you want:

For motor vehicle dealers, an Irrevocable Letter of Credit Motor Vehicle Dealer (Form HSMV 86057) is acceptable in place of a surety bond. Mobile home dealers can also use a letter of credit, the Irrevocable Letter of Credit Mobile Home Dealer (Form HSMV 86058).

Adjustments or Changes to Existing Licenses

To add a location to an existing license, to report a name or address change, or to report any other pertinent change of information on your license, simply download the original application,fill out the Application for a License as a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home or Recreational Vehicle Dealer (Form HSMV 86056) and complete the relevant sections.

Each year, you'll need to renew your license using the Renewal Application (Form HSMV 86720).

Dealership Procedures

All dealers are required to keep records of sales and important details about each vehicle. While these forms are not mandatory, they are suggested by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to help you keep track of certain information. If you choose not to use these forms, you will still need to record the same type of information:

When you need to apply for a title without registration, use Application for a Certificate of Title without Registration (Form HSMV 82040).

To verify VIN or odometer readings on a used car that will be titled in Florida for the first time, use Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification (Form HSMV 82042). In cases where secure power of attorney is needed to verify the odometer reading, you can use Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney/Odometer Disclosure (Form HSMV 82995). This form is only a sample, however; you'll need to obtain the actual form from your regional DMV office.

Keep track of lien applications and satisfaction with these forms:

Forms relating to duplicate titles:

License plate fees can be calculated using the License Plate Rate Chart. Apply for temporary plates with Application by Florida Motor Vehicle, Motorcycle, Mobile Home, or Recreational Vehicle Dealer for Temporary License Plates (Form HSMV 83090).

One of your best resources for dealership in general will be the 80-page Florida Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, and Recreational Vehicle Dealers' Handbook, available at no charge in PDF format. This booklet will help you to know your rights and responsibilities as a dealer, and can clarify any questions you may have.

For other frequently used DMV forms, refer to our Forms and Publications section.

Forms

HSMV 83090

Form for dealers to order temporary tags for sold vehicles.

HSMV 86056

Submit this form to apply for a dealer's license for a vehicle sales business.

HSMV 82040

Complete this form to title a vehicle in your name.

HSMV 82139

Used by vehicle dealers to update lien information for county tax offices.

HSMV 86058

Form signed by the bank that holds the surety bond for a mobile home dealer. One way to meet the bond requirement for dealer licensing.

HSMV 86057

Form signed by the bank holding the surety bond for a motor vehicle dealer. One option to fulfill the bond requirement for dealer licensing.

HSMV 82260

Completed by a lienholder once your loan is paid in full.

HSMV 82994

This form is used when reassigning ownership of a vehicle with a non-conforming or unavailable title or MCO. Not available online.

Contact your local DHSMV

HSMV 82995

Use this form to disclose a vehicle's odometer reading on behalf of a seller. Not available online. Contact the DMV for this form.

Contact your local DHSMV

HSMV 86720

Use this form to renew your dealer license or change your dealer mailing address.

HSMV 86018

Bond form required for mobile home dealer licensing.

HSMV 86020

Required bond paperwork for vehicle dealer licensing.

HSMV 86019

Required bond form for RV dealer licensing.

HSMV 84016

Used by vehicle dealers to keep track of temporary tags issued.

HSMV 82042

Required form when titling or registering out-of-state vehicles in FL.

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