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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Verification in Florida

If you plan on buying a vehicle or transferring ownership of a vehicle in the state of Florida, the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles requires you to get the vehicle identification number (VIN) verified. This must be done by a law enforcement officer or Florida notary public, in person. Unfortunately, VIN verifications can not be done via remote online notary. A VIN number is a 17 character long number, made up of numbers and letters. This is the vehicles unique identifier.


Image: VIN Verification completed for a Semi-Truck, owner by BTP Notary Services (Jan. 5, 2022)


Often times, we are called to perform these inspections on cars, vans, motorcycles, pickup trucks, and even semi trucks. The form requires both the owner and verifier to complete parts of the documents. The odometer, VIN number, color, make, and model needs to be noted. The notary verifies all information. Both the owner or seller and notary or officer must sign off on this form in order for it to be accepted at the local county Tax Collectors Office.


Florida DMV VIN Verification

& Odometer Verification

(Click the picture to print the form)

Image: form HSMV 82042


The VIN number can be found in the dashboard and door jam of most vehicles. It can also be found on insurance cards, license plates, vehicle title, and registration. When verifying for the Department of Motor Vehicles, its best to use the VIN numbers located only in the door jam or dashboard for this form (HSMV 82042).


Image: Door jam, Semi-truck, VIN Verification


To book a VIN Verification service, in Florida with a mobile notary please call 1-877-NOTARY2 (1-877-668-2792) so schedule a mobile notary out to verify your VIN verification.


Written by: Brittney Palmer

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