On September 21, 2012, the Florida Department of Motorist Services discontinued implementation of the 2009 legislation that enabled dealers to place a stop on a driver's vehicle registration. Under this Statue, when a lien holder notified the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that a registered owner refused to comply with a demand for surrender, the driver's name was placed on a list called "Surrender Stop.” Drivers on this list were not allowed to be issued license plates or vehicle registrations until the vehicle is recovered or the lien holder removes the person's name from the list. The purpose of the statute was to help lien holders recover vehicles without court intervention. Read more.
The FIADA has made it a priority to lobby the legislature to reinstate enforcement of this statute. You can help. Please take this short survey to let us know the impact of this law on your business. If you have any questions please contact the FIADA office at 800-237-0448 or email at .