Electronic Vehicle Titles in Florida
Vehicle title information is maintained by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Up until 2007 all titles were in paper. Now there is an Electronic Title option in addition to the paper title known as ELT or electronic lien title
- What is an Electronic Title?
- Requesting a paper Title
- Printing an Electronic Title
- E-Title Frequently Asked Questions
It is an electronic lien process.
To request a paper title, you may use the Division of Motor Vehicles website to submit your request. If you wish to obtain a paper title immediately, many tax collector offices offer same day title printing for $7.00.
- If you have an electronic title you only need to have it printed if you are planning to sell it to another individual.
- If you plan to trade your vehicle in using a Florida motor vehicle dealer, leave the title as electronic—and the dealer can handle the paperwork for you.
- Before you can print an electronic title, the lien and the lien holder must notify the DMV that it was satisfied.
- Titles are mailed to the address reflected on the owner’s motor vehicle record and are generally mailed within two (2) days of receipt of the request.
- When you’re ready to have DHSMV print the title, go to our website, enter your vehicle and personal information and you can request we print your title.
- It eliminates the risk of losing it.
- It is an effective fraud deterrent because potential thieves will not have access to your title.
- This service is free.
Provided by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles
FAQ for Florida’s E-Title Program