The State of Florida has a state sale and use tax of 6% that, as an agent for the Florida Department of Revenue, the tax collector collects on transactions where applicable.
Santa Rosa County has an additional 1% local option tax on the first $5,000, for a maximum of $50.
Sales tax is collected when a customer transfers title to a motor vehicle, vessel, or mobile home, or whenever registration in Florida occurs under conditions that subject the vehicle to sales and use tax.
If a vehicle is traded in, sales tax is collected on the difference between the price of the vehicle and the gross trade in allowance.
If the vehicle has been titled in your name for less than six months, a bill of sale showing proof of sales tax paid must be provided. If sales tax paid is not equivalent to Florida sales tax, you may be subject to additional sales tax.