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How does the process work?
Start by choosing your title service. The options we currently offer are a South Dakota title for 2003 and older vehicles or a Florida Title for any year, make, and model.
Next, choose to add on a license plate and registration or a title only for your vehicle. Now click purchase, accept the disclaimer stating that your vehicle is free of liens and thefts, then you will begin the checkout process. Just fill out the form and enter your payment information and any promo codes to complete the payment process.
Once your order is confirmed, check your email, and email or text us with your vehicle information. Once we receive your info, we will mail you the paperwork. simply notarize it and mail it back to us with your documents using the prepaid envelope provided. Once we receive your forms, we will immediately get started on your conversion.
Expect your title in 5-7 weeks!
What do I need to recover my vehicle title?
For our South Dakota title recovery service, just a picture of your ID and proof of identity, a bill of sale, and a notarized power of attorney form which we will provide.
For the Florida title recovery service, we will need a photo of your ID, a vehicle VIN/Odometer inspection which we can assist you with, and a notarized Power of attorney that will be provided for you.
What do I do if I don't have a title or bill of sale?
If you do not have the title for your vehicle, we will do a vehicle history report using your VIN to ensure it is not stolen and is free of any liens. If you do not have a bill of sale, we can provide one for you if it is necessary for us to recovery your title.
What if my title is in my name but I lost it?
If your vehicle is already registered in your name, you can go to your local DMV and they will issue you a duplicate title for a small fee.
What if I bought a vehicle months ago and never transferred the title and lost the title?
If you did not transfer the title to your name before losing it, you can try contacting the previous owner for a duplicate title, otherwise we can use our title recovery process to get your vehicle titled in your name.
What happens if you cannot get me a title?
If we fail to provide you a title, you will receive a full refund unless the vehicle has a lien or active theft. If the vehicle has a lien, we can only issue a partial refund. If the vehicle is stolen, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.
How long does it take for a Florida title recovery?
A Florida title recovery takes 5-7 weeks with our standard service, and 3-4 weeks with our expedited service.
Can I get a temporary tag before the title is recovered?
We cannot issue temporary tags. The vehicle must be titled in your name to be eligible for a tag and registration.
Do I have to get a South Dakota title for my vehicle if it is 2003 and older or can I get a Florida title?
The South Dakota title is an optional service, which is more affordable in most cases. The Florida title recovery service is for all years, makes, and models.
Can I get a South Dakota tag, registration, and title if my vehicle is 2004 and newer?
Unfortunately, we would have to do a Florida title recovery if your vehicle is 2004 or newer.
Can I use A South Dakota tag/registration here in Florida?
Florida law states you have 10 days to transfer an out of state tag and title over to Florida once moving there. However, your Florida address will be on the registration and title so you should not have any issues using the South Dakota tag and registration.
Can you transfer a South Dakota title to Florida or another state?
A South Dakota vehicle title is honored by all 50 states, you just simply bring the title to your local DMV and pay the fees and they will issue you a new title in your state. They may require a VIN inspection so it is always a good idea to call your local DMV first.
Can you title, tag, and register off-road vehicles?
We have a sister site that is specifically geared towards converting off-road vehicles to street legal. They can make dirt bike's, ATV's, UTV's, Golf Carts, and anything else you can think of, street legal. Check them out at https://www.dirtlegal.com
Will I have to pay taxes on the vehicle?
For the Florida title recovery service, no taxes will be charged. With the South Dakota title recovery service, there may be a sales tax fee of 4% of the purchase price listed on your bill of sale, unless you traded something of equal value for the vehicle.
What's the difference between a Florida and South Dakota title?
The main difference between the state you choose is the price, a South Dakota title is more affordable then a Florida title, but your vehicle must be a 2003 model or older to qualify. With titling your vehicle in South Dakota, you have the option to add on a license plate and registration for just $99. Both states will have the title come in your name and will take 5-7 weeks.
Why does a Florida title cost more than a South Dakota title?
Every state has different fees for title costs, and some cost more than others.
Do I need a Florida address or drivers license in order to get a Florida title?
No, you just need an ID or drivers license from any state.
What if my license is suspended?
If your license is suspened, we can still recover your vehicle title, but we may not be able to issue a tag and registration.
Do I need a South Dakota address or drivers license in order to get a South Dakota title, tag, or registration?
No, South Dakota is a nomadic state which means do you not need to have a residency to register a vehicle there.
What if I am not located in Florida or South Dakota?
You do not need to be located in either Florida or South Dakota to use either service.
Can you recover a title in another state other than Florida or South Dakota?
There are a few other states that we are able to recover titles in, however with the states we use, the titles will transfer over to any state.
## What if I don't know the registered owners name?You will not need to know the current registered owners name for us to do a title recovery for you.