Florida Vehicle Guide for New Residents

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If you’re a new Florida resident, you probably have a number of questions about whether you’re supposed to re-register your vehicle or how to get a new license. No worries! Kia Delray is here to help our new neighbors in Boca Raton and beyond with getting their vehicle set up in the Sunshine State. We’ll answer the following questions: 

  • How do I get a license plate in Florida?
  • What are Florida’s driver’s license requirements for out-of-state drivers?
  • Can you transfer an out-of-state license to Florida? 
  • What is the car registration process for out-of-state vehicles? 
  • What are the costs of Florida car registration fees?

If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to contact Kia Delray

How to Get a Florida Driver’s License

If you just moved to Boynton Beach or one of the surrounding areas, and you’re wondering what the Florida driver’s license requirements are for out-of-state drivers or if you can transfer an out-of-state license to Florida, the answer is simple: you need a Florida driver’s license in order to become a permanent resident, and you have 30 days to get it. 

The good news is that you don’t have to take a driver’s test, although you will still need to take a vision test. All you need to do is transfer the license from your former state to your new one. This can be done quite quickly at your local DMV. Just remember to bring two proofs of your residency and identity. We also recommend bringing your birth certificate and a passport. 

How to Register Your Car in Florida

You now know the Florida driver’s license requirements for out-of-state drivers and how to get your Florida driver’s license. The next step new Florida residents will need to tackle is Florida car registration. You’ll have 10 days to register your car after you’ve gotten your license, established residency, obtained a job, and placed your child in public school (if applicable). Here are the steps of the process: 

  • While you’re at the DMV getting your new license, request a registration transfer. 
  • Pay your Florida car registration fees to receive two license plates. 
  • Put the plates on your vehicle.
  • Put your registration certificate in your glove compartment.
  • Place the registration sticker that was provided with your certificate on the upper right-hand of your rear plate.
  • Pay all required Florida car registration fees.

As for the Florida registration fee, you’ll need to pay $255, regardless of whether you’re transferring a license or you’re getting an entirely new one. Remember to bring proof of insurance, identity, and to complete the Application of Certificate of Title With/Without Registration.

Reach Out to Kia Delray for Help Near Boca Raton 

Whether you have questions about Florida car registration, Florida driver’s license requirements for out-of-state drivers, or how to get a Florida driver’s license, call Kia Delray. Our phone number is (855) 812-4331. We can answer your questions, and if you need the help of a trusted service center in town, be sure to explore our service offers to see how much you can save on your next Kia maintenance interval in Delray Beach! 


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