Effective July 1, 2023, applicants for a Florida vessel title must click here and complete HSMV Form 82040- VS (revised 07/01/2023). Please complete this form prior to visiting an office. Older versions of form 82040-Vs are obsolete and no longer accepted. 

In addition, you will need:

  • Original Florida title properly completed by buyer(s) and seller(s).
  • All applicants (purchasers) for title must sign the initial Application for Florida Title (HSMV 82040) or be present in our office. If an applicant is unable to come in, he or she may provide a completed Power of Attorney (HSMV 82053) to the applicant visiting our office so that the applicant may sign the application on the missing applicant’s behalf.
  • U.S. Driver’s License, U.S. Identification card, or valid passport for each owner.

Transactions involving a trust or inheritance, as well as any other non-standard situation, will require additional documents.

For more information on vessels, visit Vessels – Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (flhsmv.gov)