ADDTag Frequently Asked Questions
Temporary Tag FAQs
Temporary Transfer of a Metal Plate FAQs
After July 1st, 2008, you may NOT issue pre-printed temp tags unless either ADDTag, Inc. or the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) system is/are down.
Orders are shipped the same day they are received if the order is placed before 3:00pm Monday through Friday, but please make sure to order your blank temp tags before you run out of your current stock, as it may take several days for the tags to reach you once an order is shipped.
In accordance with Florida Statute 320.96, effective July 1, 2008, all dealers must issue electronic temporary registrations to customers to whom they have sold a vehicle (if the customer does not have a metal plate to transfer.)
ADDTag requires an Internet connection (dial-up will work), a laser printer, Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 or later, and Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux with kernel 1.4 or later.
If the DHSMV or ADDTag is down and you are unable to process your Print-on-Demand temp tag upload, you may issue an old style pre-printed tag. Keep a stack of pre-printed tags for use in the event the DHSMV system is down. You MUST electronically report this pre-printed tag issuance to the DHSMV within one business day. ADDTag allows you to do this by choosing the Electronic Report Only option on the Temporary Tag Information screen. Your 24 hour registration window will be extended for whatever period the respective system was down.
In addition, you MUST complete the new HSMV form 82082 and keep this form in the deal jacket for 5 years. A copy of the HSMV form 82082 is available here. Please print a copy and file onsite for your use.
ADDTag's temp tag program will work with virtually any standard laser printer.
For a temporary metal plate transfer, only one of the existing owners on the registration will remain on the record during the time that the registration is "temporary".
If a customer brings in a metal plate and wishes to transfer their tag (must have at least 30 days left on registration) you are obligated to perform the tag transfer and print out a temporarily transferred registration. The customer must physically have the tag in order to complete this transaction.
Yes, you will still need to do all of the tag and title paperwork at the tax collector or tag office. Using the Tag Transfer option does not permanently transfer the plate. It will only assign a TEMPORARY transaction, fees and taxes are still owed to the state as well as insurance information. YOU MUST still file your paperwork with the tag office within 30 days of the deal completion.
If the vehicle receiving the temporarily transferred registration was previously titled and/ or registered in Florida, the title will be marked as sold and the old registration detached when the new registration is transferred to the vehicle.
Dealers are not required to submit insurance information during Temporary Metal Plate Transfer transaction. Dealers are still required to collect and submit insurance information with the title and registration work submitted to a Tax Collector or License Plate agency.
What if my customer decides not to purchase the vehicle after I have already completed the tag transfer and printed out a temporary registration?
You can void out a temporary transfer transaction only on the day of issuance. If the deal unwinds after the date of issuance there will be an option to RESTORE. This restore function will return the customers metal plate to the previous VIN number it was assigned to.
Can I still complete the temporary transfer process if the registration or drivers license address associated with the metal plate has changed?
Yes. You will be able to modify the information in the fields provided and complete the temporary transfer process.
If the registration for a Temporary Metal Plate Transfer expires before the title and the permanent transfer occur, then the dealer must perform a RESTORE and then process an ETR temporary plate transaction.
When the system is down (either the vendor’s system or DHSMV) a Temporary Metal Plate Transfer cannot be performed and a pre-printed paper temporary plate may be issued. All rules for Off-line Temporary Plate processing will apply.
If a pre-printed paper temporary plate expires before the permanent Registration Transfer has been completed, the dealer may perform a Temporary Metal Plate Transfer transaction.
If your customer does not physically have their metal plate with them, you will need to issue a temporary tag which will be valid for 30 days.
The existing registration date will be retained under the new temporary metal plate transfer rules.
When the Florida DHSMV is down or dealers are otherwise unable to access the online Temporary Tag or Temporary Metal Plate Transfer System, a pre-printed tag may be issued.
When issuing a pre-printed temporary tag:
- Complete DHSMV Form 82082 when issuing a pre-printed tag.
- Log in to ADD123.com and report the issuance of all pre-printed tag within one business day.