Form 82040 is the application for title for the purchaser. A completed 82040 should be submitted with every title you give to us for processing. This is a multi-use form, so don’t feel like every box needs to have something in it. Some of the sections may not apply to your particular transaction.
There are a couple of general guidelines you should follow with this form:
Section 1 Owner/Applicant Information
This is the personal information section.
Is it an original- MCO or out of state title becoming a FL title for the first time?
Or, is it a current Florida title and you’re just transferring ownership?
This is if you are requesting a paper title as opposed to an electronic title.
*** This choice will affect the fees you charge***
These boxes apply to both the owner and co-owner (if applicable).
How do your customers want their names joined; the conjunction “or” or “and”?
Where do they claim residency? This is for sales tax purposes.
Please complete this row completely with:
*If your customer does not have a Florida Driver License number, remember to include a copy of their Identification with your work.
If your customer is a business, remember to include the appropriate business information
All the information included with Owner (#7) should be included for the co-owner as well.
This is a mandatory field. The information should be taken from the Driver License.
If the co-owner shares the same address as the owner SAA (Same As Above) can be entered.
This is also mandatory. If the mailing address and physical address are the same, SAA can be entered.
We want to know the physical address of the Mobile Home. If this situation doesn’t apply, leave it blank.
If your customer wants the title mailed to a different person, complete this row.
If your customer wants the title mailed to a different address, complete this row.
Section 2 Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home or Vessel Description
Enter either the 17-digit VIN or the 12-digit Hull Identification Number (HIN).
Enter the Make or the Manufacturer information here.
Enter the Year of the Vehicle/Vessel.
If this is a Vessel VS goes here / If this is a Mobile Home, MH goes here.
Enter the color for Motor Vehicles - Think primary colors
If applicable, enter the Florida Title Number.
If the title you are submitting is from another state, please write that state’s
abbreviation in this space.
If this is for a Motor Vehicle:
Enter the plate number to transfer.
If there is no plate to transfer enter the word, “NEW.”
If you want a specialty plate, enter that info here.
If this is for a Vessel:
Enter the FL number.
This is a required field.
If you have a FL title, the weight will be shown on the face of the title.
If you have an Out of State title, you must provide the weight.
For Vessels and Mobile Homes. Provide the length in Feet and Inches.
This field is for Motorcycles and Mopeds. Please enter the CCs.
GVW stands for Gross Vehicle Weight and is for Trucks with an empty weight over 5000 pounds. The owner is required to declare the GVW.
LOC stands for the Location Code of a Mobile Home.
If the motor vehicle is a van, check the appropriate box. If it is a cargo van, and
the empty weight is over 5000 pounds, the owner will have to declare a GVW
Fields 28 – 35 are specifically for Vessels:
This field is for vessels. What type of vessel is it?
This field is also for vessels. What is the hull material?
This field is also for vessels. What kind of motor does the vessel have?
This field is for vessels. What kind of fuel does the vessel use?
If the vessel is 26 feet or longer, draft feet or inches needs to be entered here.
Will the new owner register the vessel as pleasure or commercial?
If the title you are submitting is an Out of State title, please list the prior registration number in this area.
If the vessel was previously documented and is coming out of documentation, attach the supporting paperwork.
Section 3 Brands, Usage and Type
If the vehicle is branded, check the appropriate boxes in this section. Also, what is the “use” of the vehicle or vessel…is it being leased or is it private?
Section 4 Lienholder Information
If your customer has a lien on this vehicle, that information goes in this area.
Most lienholders have “signed up” to have their titles held electronically. This means they do not want a paper title printed and mailed to them. They want an electronic version. Be sure to check the ELT list to see if your customer’s lienholder wants an electronic title.
If the lienholder is on the ELT list, their DMV Account # and FEID # will also show on the ELT list.
If the lienholder is not on the ELT list, please provide their FEID # in this field.
Insert the date of the lien in this field.
Insert the Lienholder’s name in this field.
If you have this information, it can be entered here. If not, it can be left blank.
Please complete this section with the Lienholder’s address.
Florida is a non-title-holding state. This means that titles with liens are sent to
the lienholder. The lienholder can authorize the title to be sent to the owner by
checking this box (except for vessels) and signing in the signature area next to it.
Section 5 Transfer Type
How did Ownership Change?
Sale, gift, repossession, court order, other.
Enter the Date of Sale in this section.
Section 6 Odometer Declaration
The odometer reading, date, and certification go in this area.
Does the odometer have 5 digits for the reading or 6?
Digital odometers usually are 6 digits.
Place the odometer reading in these boxes. If the odometer is exempt, place the word “EXEMPT” in the boxes.
Enter the date the odometer reading is being recorded.
Section 7 Sales Tax Report and Vehicle Trade-In Information
In this section, sales tax collected is recorded. Double check that the amount of sales tax reported here matches the amount of sales tax reported on the title. Additionally, this is where any trade in information is recorded.
Enter your sales tax ID number here.
Enter the sale date here.
Enter your Dealer License number.
Enter the amount of sales tax you collected.
An authorized representative from the dealership needs to sign in this section.
If a vehicle was traded in, the year of the trade in vehicle goes in this section.
If a vehicle was traded in, the make of the trade in vehicle goes in this section.
If a vehicle was traded in, the title number (if known) goes in this section.
If a vehicle was traded in, the VIN goes in this section.
Section 8 Motor Vehicle Identification Number Verification
This section is completed for all vehicles that are currently titled in another state.
A physical inspection of the car is necessary to complete this. Physically look at the VIN plate on the vehicle, compare it to the certificate of title and transpose it onto this section.
Enter the date the VIN was verified.
The person who verifies the VIN signs in this spot. The person should be a person who works in the dealership.
The printed name of the person who verified the VIN goes here.
The name of your dealership goes here.
Your dealer license number goes in this section.
Section 9 Sales Tax Exemption Certification
There will be times when no sales tax is collected. In those situations, utilize this section to tell us why.
Put the Certificate of Exemption Number in this area. Also submit a copy of the
If the Vehicle/Mobile Home/Vessel will be used for rental, enter the sales tax
registration number in this area.
Inheritance, Gift, Divorce Decree, Transfer Between Husband and Wife, Even Trade or Trade Down. In dealer transactions, the most common scenario is “Even Trade or Trade Down.”
If the reason for 3 is Even Trade or Trade Down, the information of vehicle that was traded gets entered here.
Section 10 Repossession Declaration
If you finance vehicles, mobile homes, or vessels, this section is for the repossession should you need to repossess.
Section 11 Non-Use and Other Certifications
This section has multiple purposes. Check the applicable box or boxes
This box is checked with certain death case scenarios
This box is checked in the event of a “title only”- no tag is being issued.
****A temporary tag cannot be issued if this box is checked*****
This box is checked in the event of a “title only”-no registration is being issued.
The FL number still needs to be transferred, but a Non-Use registration will be
This space can be utilized for 2 things:
Name is the same- i.e. “Jim Jones and James Jones are one in the same”
Disposal affidavit- A tag is being transferred onto the new vehicle and your customer did not trade in a vehicle. In that instance, put the Year, Make and VIN of the vehicle the tag came off in this area.
Section 12 Application Attestment and Signatures
All persons who are applying for title need to sign in this section. If more than two people intend to take title, more than one 82040 can be used.
Although the Odometer Declaration (section 6) is completed by the dealership, the person/s signing this form are attesting that the number on the form is the odometer reading.
The first listed owner signs and dates here.
The second listed owner signs and dates here.
Section 13 Release of Spouse or Heirs Interest
This section is completed in the event of a death case. If you should acquire a vehicle that is because of a death, we advise you send your customer to the Tax Collector’s office. Death cases can become quite involved.