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Motor Vehicle Electronic Filing System Is Beneficial But Stronger Oversight Needed, Report No. 10-02, January 2010
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  • The motor vehicle electronic filing system benefits consumers, dealers, tax collectors, and the state. Many consumers who purchase motor vehicles from Florida dealers have the option of paying a fee and receiving immediate vehicle registration and tags rather than waiting to receive these documents from county tax collectors. The system helps dealers calculate and process motor vehicle registration and tag fees, which reduces the workload of county tax collectors.
  • Chapter 2009-206, Laws of Florida, which established state jurisdiction over the system, directed all tax collectors to allow dealers to use the system, and allowed dealers to charge consumers fees. These changes have been largely implemented. The Legislature could consider additional changes to address accountability and consumer protection issues.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Motorist Services
Issuance Oversight
Motor Vehicle Field Operations

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-03 Motor Vehicle-Related Activities Performed by the Licenses, Titles, Regulations Program Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles,published in January 2001.
  • Report No. 96-41 Review of the Use of Information Technology Within the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles,published in January 1997.

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