(1) Every Electronic Temporary Registration (ETR) provider pursuant to Chapter 15C-16, F.A.C., must also provide a method to issue an electronic temporary plate transfer.

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 15C-16.004

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
    (2) Providers must be authorized by the department to provide dealers with a system that allows connectivity to interface with the motor vehicle database. In order to become an ETR provider, the provider must:
    (a) Enter into a contract with the department.
    (b) Demonstrate to the department that the provider’s system at a minimum can successfully process registration transactions, generate reports as set forth in subsection (3) and provide information in “real-time” utilizing the interface designed by the department.
    (c) Provide a performance bond or irrevocable letter of credit for $50,000 with the department.
    (3) ETR providers must ensure that their system can provide the following:
    (a) Registration certificate.
    (b) Provide a list to the department, by county, by dealer, of all provider authorized users of the ETR system.
    (c) Inquiry capabilities subject to applicable fees as set forth in Section 320.05(3)(e), F.S.
    (4) Authorized ETR providers shall:
    (a) Provide support, assistance, and training to any dealer using their system.
    (b) Ensure that access and data are secure and that the ETR system is only used by authorized users.
    (c) Follow installation procedures as set forth by the department.
    (d) Maintain all contractual agreements with dealers for a period of five fiscal years after completion or termination of the contract.
    (e) Make all records available for inspection or audit at any time during normal business hours by the department.
    (f) Ensure all principals and prospective users have had a criminal history check conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and maintain lists of authorized users. Proof of verification of criminal history checks by the dealer must be maintained for a period of five fiscal years.
    (g) Transfer all funds collected in connection with the processing of registration transactions via electronic funds transfer to the department within five business days of the date of the transaction.
    (h) Provide at its expense all equipment necessary to provide an interface between the ETR provider’s server and the department’s server.
Rulemaking Authority 320.0609(8)(c) FS. Law Implemented 320.0609(8) FS. History—New 12-19-10, Formerly 15C-17.001.