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Vessel Procedures

One of the best ways to ensure accurate work is to familiarize you with the DMV Procedure Manual.  You can access the DMV procedure manual directly from the State’s website:   


This is the resource we use to answer questions and verify information.  When you become familiar with the manual, you will save time and improve the quality of your work. 


Here are some of the most common Procedures used for Motor Vehicle Transactions:


Title and Lien Procedures:


TL-01- This procedure contains information pertaining to identification and signature requirements, including out-of-state titles and their signature requirements.


TL-02- This procedure covers Power of Attorney information.


TL-08- Everything you ever wanted to know about sales and use tax pertaining to vessels can be found in this section.


TL-10- This covers original title transactions.  This includes MCO/MSOs and any out-of-state title that is becoming a Florida title for the first time.


TL-11- This covers transfer title transactions.  These would be Florida title transfers.  It’s already a Florida title and is being transferred to another individual and is remaining a Florida title.


VSTL14- This procedure has to do with vessel lien satisfactions and alternate methods of removing liens.


VSTL23- This procedure deals with repossessions of vessels for non-fulfillment of contractual obligations.


VSTL35- This procedure contains miscellaneous vessel information including contact information for out-of-state vessels.


Registration Procedures:


VSRS02- This is where you would find information on Dealer registrations for vessels.


VSRS08- If you work with documented vessels the information can be found in this procedure.

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