Identification Requirements

NOTICE:  The information below was obtained directly from the Division of Motorist Services website. Links are provided so you may access the content on the DMS website.

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When you sell an RV to a customer, you must obtain a valid form of identification (ID). The following is considered acceptable proof of identification:
1. A valid driver license or identification card issued by Florida or another state. (This includes any U.S. territory such as American Samoa, Guam, Marianas, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.)
2. A valid passport book or passport card, which does not have to be issued by the United States. (Example: Great Britain passport).
3. A valid Canadian driver license, identification card, passport book or passport card.

NOTE:  All forms of identification must not have expired, or they are not acceptable.


The following information regarding identification requirements was obtained from the Division of Motorist Services Procedure TL-01 pages 4-5.

D. What is considered acceptable proof of identification (ID) and when must this proof be submitted to the department?
The following is considered acceptable proof of identification:
1. A valid driver license or identification card issued by Florida or another state. (This includes any U.S. territory such as American Samoa, Guam, Marianas, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.)
2. A valid passport book or passport card, which does not have to be issued by the United States. (Example: Great Britain passport).
3. A valid Canadian driver license, identification card, passport book or passport card.

A copy of the proof of identification is required to be submitted with the paperwork to the department unless the proof submitted is a Florida driver license or identification card.

E. Are Florida dealers required to submit a copy of their customer’s identification?

If the dealer’s work includes a completed form HSMV 82040, which includes their customer’s Florida driver license number or ID number, the paperwork should be accepted without a copy of the customer’s driver license or ID card. However, if their customer’s proof of identification is something other than a Florida DL or ID card, the dealer must submit a copy of this proof with their customer’s paperwork.

F. Could we accept an expired driver license or an expired US/out of country passport as proof of identification?
NO.

Should we require documentation to prove that a business is valid and should a copy of this proof be submitted to the department?
You should request documentation to prove the validity of a business, such as copies of governmentally filed FEID documents, fictitious name documents, corporation papers, “Certificate of Status” from the Department of State, etc. However, this proof would not be required to be submitted to the department. When the applicant is a business, it must provide a federal employer identification number, if applicable, verification that the business is authorized to conduct business in the state, or a Florida city or county business license or number.

Visit the Department of State’s website to search for Florida companies, corporations, etc. (sunbiz.org)

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