In order to register a used motor vehicle with an out-of-state title in Florida, the VIN must be verified. The VIN must be physically inspected by either a law enforcement officer, licensed motor vehicle dealer, Florida DMV Compliance Examiner/Inspector, DMV or tax collector employee, notary public commissioned by the state of Florida or a Provost Marshal. If the vehicle is road-worthy (vehicle has a current registration in another state, is insured and is mechanically sound) you can bring it to the Jupiter Police Department and we can perform the physical inspection for you. If the vehicle is not road-worthy and is within the Town of Jupiter jurisdiction, an officer can come to your location to perform the inspection. You can call the non-emergency number (561-746-6201) to request the inspection. The Florida D.H.S.M.V. has more information on their website for new residents registering their out-of-state vehicles.
You can enter the title number or the VIN of a vehicle registered in Florida on the Florida D.H.S.M.V. website and obtain vehicle information. The 'Vehicle Information Check' provides information including the year and make of the vehicle and the title status.
Buying or selling a vehicle? The Florida D.H.S.M.V. website has forms that may be useful to you and safety tips that may assist you in the transaction.
You can check to see if your vehicle subject to any manufacturer recalls by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of Defects 'Defects and Recalls' website.
The Florida D.H.S.M.V. website