What documents do I need when shipping a car?
Domestic transport is easy. When shipping a car from Washington D.C. to Florida, you or someone on your behalf must release the vehicle to the carrier at pick-up.
The person at pick-up will also need to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is a receipt and an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.
Moving From Washington D.C. to Florida
You are probably moving because of the warm Atlantic waters. Washington D.C. is just as good as Florida, but does not have warm ocean waters to dip into. So, we have to be honest, Florida does have something better to offer. Sunny beaches and warm water do go together, and Florida has abundance of such combinations!
Housing and Living Costs
No matter where in Florida you move, get ready to pay the “Sunshine tax” as soon as you relocate. The living and housing costs in most cities in Florida are more expensive than any other city in the US, but not more expensive than living in California. The Golden State is the most expensive of all, with San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills leading the pack.
Florida’s economy is mainly fueled by tourism and trade, financial services, transportation services, and construction also present big part of the economy. According to the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida managed to surpass the $1 trillion mark in mid-July 2018. Tourism is a major contributor to the economies of both states. Florida, however, has set tourism records for six consecutive years. In 2016 the state welcomed 112.8 million tourists.
If you would like to learn more about Florida you can find information on a few places. Check out:
Florida Wikipedia page – Everything you need to know about the state.
MyFlorida.com – The official portal of the State of Florida
Florida National Parks – Explore the outside, learn about the national parks in Florida.