Florida Vehicle/Boat Bill of Sale | Form HSMV 82050

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Updated November 08, 2021

A Florida motor vehicle/boat bill of sale (Form HSMV 82050) documents the terms of a vehicle or vessel transaction between a buyer and seller. The document stipulates the purchase price as well as the condition of the motorized vehicle/vessel. The new owner must present a bill of sale upon registering and titling the vehicle/vessel under their name with the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV).

Vehicle Identification Number and Odometer Verification (Form HSMV 82042) – Required solely for motor vehicles transferred from out of state or for motor vehicles less than ten (10) years old.

Signing Requirements – Both the buyer(s) and seller(s) must sign the document.

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Registering a Vehicle

Vehicles transferred from another state must be registered with the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) within fifteen (15) days of the vehicle owner establishing residency. Vehicle registrations expired once every one or two years, depending on whether the owner renews for a 12- or 24-month period. Renewing a registration can be done online through FLHSMV’s GoRenew service or in-person at one of the many statewide motor vehicle service centers.

Where to Register

Vehicles must be registered in person at one of the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) offices.

Required Documents

Registering a Boat

A purchaser must register their newly-acquired vessel with the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) within thirty (30) days. Registrations expire every one or two years, similar to motor vehicles. Renewing a vessel’s registration can be accomplished online through FLHSMV’s GoRenew service or in-person at a nearby County Tax Collector’s Office.

All new owners are recommended to review the Facts for Vessel Owners.

Where to Register

Both new and used vessels must be registered at a local County Tax Collector’s Office.

Required Documents