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vehicle id number (vin) Verification Requirements

Vehicles titled out-of-state require a physical inspection of the VIN by one of the officials listed below, who must sign Part B of the VIN Verification Form – HSMV 82042 (or Section 8 of HSMV 82040):

  • Tax Collector Employee
  • Florida Notary
  • Law Enforcement Officer from any state
  • Florida DMV Compliance Examiner/Inspector
  • Military Police Officer
  • The buyer and seller may physically inspect the VIN at the time of sale and complete the required VIN verification by signing Part A of the VIN Verification Form.

*Special requirements apply to vehicles presenting only a Vermont Registration as proof of ownership or vehicles without a title more than 30 years old; see details below.

Customers who wish to have their VIN inspected by a tax collector employee should bring the vehicle(s) requiring inspection to the service center at the time of titling. Note that VIN inspections are unable to be conducted by our offices during inclement weather.

The VIN verification for vehicles previously titled or registered anywhere other than the United States or U.S. Territories must be completed by a DMV Compliance Examiner/Inspector.

Please call 941.723.4551 to schedule an appointment.

The VIN verification for vehicles 30 years or older previously registered only outside of Florida (no title to provide) must be completed by a DMV Compliance Examiner/Inspector.

Please call 941.723.4551 to schedule an appointment.

Vehicles more than 15 years old with only a Vermont Registration as proof of ownership must have VIN verification completed by a DMV Compliance Examiner/Inspector.

(Vehicles with a Vermont Certificate of Title as proof of ownership may have VIN verification completed by any of the parties listed in the first section.)

Please call 941.723.4551 to schedule an appointment.

Brand-new vehicles (never titled/registered before), trailer-type recreational vehicles (travel, camp, fifth-wheel trailers), off-highway vehicles, vessels, and trailers weighing less than 2000 lbs. do not require VIN inspection prior to titling/registration.

Additional details can be located in FLHSMV’s official motor vehicle procedures TL-10 and TL-72.

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