The Division of Motorist Services
has implemented an electronic lien and titling system (e-title) designed to assist lienholders as well as vehicle owners.
Electronically maintaining the title to your vehicle eliminates the risk of losing it and having to pay title fees to obtain a duplicate. It is also an effective fraud deterrent because potential thieves will not have access to your title.
If the lien on your vehicle has been satisfied and the title is electronically maintained, the Department is encouraging owners to maintain their titles electronically. Customers may still request that a paper title be printed at any time. 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. To request a paper title, you
may use the Division of Motorist Services website provided
below to submit your request. If you wish to obtain a paper
title immediately, many tax
collector offices offer same day title printing for
You do not need to request a paper title prior to trading
your vehicle with a Florida dealership.
If you are a dealer or lienholder, click here for E-Title
frequently asked questions and common scenarios.
If you are selling your vehicle, rather than trading it
with a Florida dealership, you will need to request a paper
title be printed in order to transfer ownership to the purchaser.
To submit your request via the department’s secure website,
click on the link below.
DHSMV print my title.