Members of the Armed Forces stationed in Florida, but who maintain their legal residence outside the State of Florida, are classified as non-resident military and are eligible for special registration rates. To qualify for the special rates, Florida law requires that the vehicle owner must submit a copy of their military orders, out of state driver’s license, current out of state registration, and proof of insurance.
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) must be verified by a Tax Collector employee, Florida notary, Florida motor vehicle dealer, or a state or military law enforcement officer. Form HSMV 82042.
Regular rates will apply if the non-resident's status changes. Also, if military orders transfer the owner out of the state of Florida, they are no longer entitled to Florida registration.
(WARNING: MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO FILE FOR NON-RESIDENT STATUS ON A VEHICLE WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO FILE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. CONTACT THE NASSAU COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.)