The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers a number of different ways to find out information about a vehicle title.
- Online through the Florida Vehicle Information Check. This service is free and looks up vehicle title record information by VIN or title number. It does not include owner name or address information.
- By mail using the Form HSMV 90510 - Driver License, Motor Vehicle/Vessel Records Request. The title record request is approximately $1.00 per page and includes a complete vehicle history with owner names and addresses. This is not a public service - access to title information is protected by Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)
- Lenders who participate in the (now mandatory) Florida ELT program automatically receive title information directly from the state. Premier eTitleLien™ formats that title record information and compares it to existing information on file to note differences as they arrive.
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