Individuals can search for a boat's title holder in the state of Florida by completing and submitting Form HSMV 90510 Driver License, Motor Vehicle Vessel Records Request, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The fee varies based on the type of request. Upon submission, the form may take two weeks to process.
A PDF version of the records request form is available at Flhsmv.gov by clicking the Forms link under the Resource Center heading in the main menu. As of 2015, the mailing address for the form and payment is: Bureau of Records, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Neil Kirkman Building, Mail Stop 91, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0620.
Boat owners can replace missing boat titles by completing Form 82040 Certificate of Title With Without Registration and submitting it to the county tax collector's office where the owner lives or the office in the county where the boat is, explains the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Access to contact information for Florida county tax collector's offices is available by clicking the Main Menu link on the left side of the Flhsmv.gov home page and then selecting Locations. The list of county links begins near the middle of the page.