5J-12.002. Registration  


Effective on Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • 1(1) Any person who intends to operate a motor vehicle repair shop shall, prior to offering motor vehicle repair services, apply for and obtain a registration certificate from the department using FDACS-10900, Motor Vehicle Repair Registration Application, Rev. 04/19, hereby incorporated by reference. Copies of this form may be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Consumer Services, Attention: Motor Vehicle Repair, 2005 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6500, or accessed online at: 77http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-1065679.

    80(2) If the motor vehicle repair shop is located in a municipality or county that has an ordinance containing standards that the department has determined are at least equal to the requirements of the Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act, no biennial registration fee is required, but the motor vehicle repair shop must register with the department and provide a copy of the current registration issued by the municipality or county.

    150(3) 151Pursuant to section 154559.904(3)(b), F.S., 156the following persons are eligible for a waiver of the initial registration fee: an 170honorably discharged veteran 173of the United States Armed Forces, 179the spouse or surviving spouse of such a veteran, 188a current member of the United States Armed Forces who has served on active duty, the spouse of such a member, the surviving spouse of a member if the member died while serving on active duty, 224or a business entity that has a majority ownership held by such a veteran or spouse or surviving spouse. Pursuant to section 246559.904(3)(c), F.S., 248the following persons are eligible for a waiver of the renewal registration fee: an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces or the spouse of such member, 277a member who served on active duty within the 2 years preceding the renewal date, 292an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces who served on active duty within the 2 years preceding the renewal date, or the surviving spouse of a member if the member was serving on active duty at the time of death and died within the 2 years preceding the date of renewal. Persons seeking a fee waiver 351shall submit FDACS-10991, Military Fee Waiver Request, 10/18, incorporated by reference in rule 5J-26.001, F.A.C., 366and provide all required documentation at the time the applicant submits the 378Motor Vehicle Repair Registration Application referenced in subsection (1) above.

    388(4) The department shall provide a 11'' x 17'' sign with 30 point type to each registered motor vehicle repair shop to be posted pursuant to section 415559.916, F.S. 417The sign, FDACS P-01516, Rev. 02/19, is hereby incorporated by reference. A sample copy of the sign may be accessed online at: 439http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-10667441. 442The registration certificate shall be attached to the sign by the registrant in the designated area. The sign with the accompanying registration certificate shall be conspicuously displayed at the customer service area in full view of the motor vehicle repair shop’s customers.

    484(5) If the registrant has multiple customer service areas and the area is configured so that a single sign and accompanying registration certificate cannot be posted in full view of the motor vehicle repair shop’s customers, the registrant may request from the department only such copies of the sign and registration certificate sufficient to comply with these rules.

    542Rulemaking Authority 544559.92201, 545570.07(23) FS. 547Law Implemented 549559.904, 550559.916 FS. 552History–New 1-18-95, Amended 5-24-95, 2-11-98, 1-20-03, 11-4-03, 6-27-05, 11-22-05, 3-8-12, 4-16-15, 2-23-17, 7-11-19.