How to register your vehicle outside of Florida

Registering Out Of State?


Can I title and register the Brandon Ford vehicle I purchase outside the state of Florida?

We would love to sell you a vehicle, however, several states and financial institutions have new regulations and requirements making it difficult, or even impossible. We will need additional time to gather all the necessary information from your home state regarding taxes, fees, inspection and emission information, and required forms. Rarely will you be able to take delivery the same day.

What about taxes?

Most states, but not all states, are “reciprocal” with Florida for sales tax. In the states that are not, you would have to pay 6% sales tax to the state of Florida plus your home state tax. It may not make financial sense for you to purchase in Florida.

Can I register any Brandon Ford vehicle in my home state?

Some states have different emission requirements than Florida.

Can I finance with my bank or credit union?

Certainly, however, immediately available certified or wired funds must be received by the dealership before delivery. We will also be happy to assist you with financing.

What about insurance?

Most states require you carry insurance specific to that state. They also may require a home state driver’s license and/or proof of matching address, etc.

What if I am not returning home soon?

No problem, unless your home state requires a vehicle/emissions inspection in your home state before they will title and register the vehicle.

Can I handle my own title and registration?

Yes, if you purchase a preowned vehicle with immediately available certified or wired funds. Lenders require the dealership provide proof of registration and lien record. Ford requires proof of registration matching any incentives received.

What about additional fees charged by my state?

There are a few states that will not/cannot give us the amount of local/city/county/ state fees, sales tax, ad valorem tax, or use tax. For the same reasons as in the above answer, we would not be able to deliver the vehicle.


Speak with one of our professional staff members to get a quick answer to your question.

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