Verifying a VIN Number
(Vehicle Identification Number)
Florida law requires that, when applying for a Florida title for the first time on a used motor vehicle, the owner must sign a sworn statement that the vehicle identification number (VIN) and the odometer reading on the vehicle are correct. Additionally, a physical inspection of the vehicle must be done by an authorized person to certify the VIN.
Notaries public are included in the list of persons authorized to certify this information. § 319.23(3)(a)(2), Fla. Stat. A form prepared by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, HSMV 82042 (Rev. 5/95)S, is used for this purpose.
Our team of public notaries will provide (free of charge) the required HSWV 82042 forms as a courtesy to each customer who requests our VIN Verification Mobile Services. For your convenience you can download a copy of the HSMV 82042 form from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website using the link below:
HOW TO PROPERLY COMPLETE FORM HSMV 82042
Part A requires the owner’s sworn statement regarding the correct VIN and odometer reading. A jurat, or notarial certificate, is provided in this section. The notary should make sure that the information in Part A is complete prior to the notarization.
Part B requires the notary public, or other authorized person, to certify that he or she has physically inspected the vehicle and found the VIN to be identical to the number recorded on the form. The notary public must include the date, sign the document, print his or her name, and affix his or her notary seal.
WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM?
Any person or authorized agent of any person required to make an application for certificate of title and/or registration.
WHEN SHOULD THIS FORM BE COMPLETED?
On all used motor vehicles, including trailers not currently titled in Florida, with a net weight of 2,000 pounds or more.
WHEN SHOULD THIS FORM NOT BE COMPLETED?
When certificate of title is being applied for on one of the following:
- New motor vehicle, regardless of whether purchased in Florida or out-of-State.
- Mobile Homes.
- Trailer or Semitrailers with a net weight of less than 2,000 pounds.
- Trailer type recreational vehicle (Travel trailers and camp trailers).
- Off-Highway Vehicles.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN) VERIFICATION FOR TITLE APPLICATION
This VIN verification form is also found on the Application for Certificate of Title With/Without Registration, HSMV 82040 (Rev. REV. 11/15). These forms and all other forms related to vehicle registration are available from the tag office of the Tax Collector’s Office in each county.
For your convenience you can download a copy of the HSMV 82040 form from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website using the link below:
The information contained on this page is based on the information provided free to the public by the "FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES” on the www.flhsmv.gov website.
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