Say you've just bought a new vehicle and need to register your tags. Or perhaps you need to renew your car's registration. Standing in line at the DMV is a notoriously long, drawn-out process. You wait for hours and sometimes reach the front, only to find out that you don't have the right paperwork. What many people don't know is that you don't have to go to the DMV to register a new vehicle or renew your registration.
Some insurance agencies — including Automatic Insurance — offer Tag and Title Services. These agencies will process such tasks as:
- First-time vehicle registration
- New vehicle registration
- Registration renewal
- Handicapped vehicle tags
- Specialty tags
- Duplicate registration
Do You Need Insurance To Register A Car?
The answer for this varies per state, but generally, you need car insurance in order to register a vehicle. Most states have a minimum requirement for auto insurance that you're expected to carry. In some areas, you may be able to register your vehicle by providing proof of responsibility, which is a certain amount of money you have saved that can pay for damages in case of an accident. If you're purchasing a title or tag through an insurance agency, however, you will likely need to buy auto insurance.
It's important to check your state's minimum requirements when it comes to auto insurance. In Florida, drivers must carry:
- $10,000 in bodily injury liability per person
- $20,000 in bodily injury liability per accident
- $10,000 in property damage liability
- $10,000 in personal injury protection
What Do I Need For Title And Tag Services?
The items you need depend on the service you require. For all services, you will likely need a valid driver's license. You may also need:
- Your license plate number
- Proof of vehicle title
- A signed HSMV 82040 form
If you're applying for a handicap parking permit, you'll need a healthcare provider to fill out forms certifying your disability.
How Much Does The Tag And Title Tax Cost In Florida?
There are different taxes you may pay, such as annual and biennial taxes depending on the type of vehicle. However, the initial registration fee in Florida is $225.
Filing through our agency can be a lot easier and quicker than waiting for hours at the DMV. Be sure to research your state's requirements and have the appropriate paperwork in order to make the process easy and quick.