Can I title and register the Lakeland Ford vehicle I purchase outside the state of Florida?
We would love to sell you a vehicle. Title and registration information must be obtained regarding your home state, for that reason we will only be able to assist you Monday through Friday 9:00 – 3:00. The vehicle you are inquiring about will not be held during that time. We will need additional time to gather all of 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.
Will you ship me the vehicle?
Yes! All forms will need to be signed in front of a Notary to verify identity. In most cases, with proper documentation, we can ship to most every state including Hawaii.
Pricing and rebates?
The advertised pricing for the new vehicles on our website and other medias is after all Ford incentives applicable to residents of the Tampa Bay region and may include a a Ford Credit Financing rebate. Ford may offer different incentives for your home address, therefore the pricing may be different.
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 Lakeland Ford vehicle in my home state?
Some states have different emission requirements than Florida. We will need to confirm state emissions compatability for the specifc vehicle you are interested.
Can I finance with my bank or credit union?
Certified or wired funds must be received from your lender by the dealership before delivery. Drafts, letters of credit, or funds on hold will not be accepted on out of state deals. We will also be happy to assist you with financing.
What about insurance?
You will be required to provide state and VIN specific insurance, driver’s licenses from your state, and if transferring a license plate, a copy of your state registration. All of these items must match the address of your new registration.
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. No, if your purchase any new vehicle, or financed preowned vehicle. 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.
How long will it take to receive my new registration?
Each state varies greatly on how fast they process out of state titles and registration. If you must provide emissions, state inspection, ad-valorem or paid property tax-fees-assessments receipts, this will increase the processing time. Our goal, if we have all the documents, is to complete the registration within 60 days.