As technology permeates all aspects of life, communications and data storage improve by leaps and bounds, and all that used to be on paper becomes digital, titles and tags for vehicles have also changed. Nowadays, it has become very common in Florida for owners to sport electronic titles for their motor vehicles and instead of traditional paper titles, finding them a much more convenient alternative. An electronic title is something that cannot be lost, damaged, or stolen as easily as a piece of paper could be.
Florida has been one of the leading states in the adoption of this system in the US, and as such, the state has had an opportunity to improve upon its system and regulations for a while now, allowing for a safe and simplified process when managing and issuing electronic vehicle titles. Adopting the use of electronic titles has greatly facilitated purchases, sales and all types of vehicle ownership transfers since its inception.
So it might be time for you to start using them to, in case you still haven't.
What Is an Electronic Title?
Electronic titles (or E-titles, if you're feeling modern) are digital documents issued and stored by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles within their extensive databases. These serve to accomplish the same purpose as paper titles, showing proof of ownership that of course applies to all types of vehicles, including motorcycles and RVs.
These titles are of course as legal as paper titles, and they are specifically intended to facilitate transactions and liens associated with motor vehicles, thus working in much the same way as their physical counterpart. However, the difference with electronic titles is shown the most by how convenient it seems by comparison, and this is due to a wide variety of reasons.
- For starters, they allow the DMV to expedite title transfer options since the process is significantly simplified.
- This allows for the costs of maintenance, handling, and processing of titles to be much less than if the titles were physical.
- The lack of paperwork helps the DMV save on materials and keep a better management of their storage infrastructure, increasing their efficiency.
- And last, but not least, electronic titles are much harder to tamper with, and thus, the probability of fraud involving vehicle titles is minimized.
That last part is important: Thieves would have an incredibly difficult time getting a hold of your car's title since they do not have any access to it. Titles cannot be lost or misplaced when stored at the DHSMV's office in Florida, and you would have to worry about anything else but maintaining your electronic title.
And if you want your electronic titles and lien satisfaction processes to be taken care of on your behalf, or you're simply looking for some more information on the subject, we can surely assist! Be sure to contact Auto Tags of Florida at (954)848-4808 and we'll help you get your tags and titles in proper order!