FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND
CONSUMER SERVICES
ADAM H. PUTNAM
COMMISSIONER
SELLERS OF TRAVEL
REGISTRATION APPLICATION
Sections 559.926 – 559.939, Florida Statutes
Rule 5J-9.002, Florida Administrative Code
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND
CONSUMER SERVICES
ADAM H. PUTNAM
COMMISSIONER
SELLERS OF TRAVEL
REGISTRATION APPLICATION
Sections 559.926 – 559.939, Florida Statutes
Rule 5J-9.002, Florida Administrative Code
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
Sellers of Travel Registration Application
Table of Contents
Filing Instructions
Page II
Registration Application
Pages 1 - 4
Security Reduction Application
Page 5
Security Waiver Application
Page 6
Surety Bond
Pages 7-8
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
Sellers of Travel Registration Package
A seller of travel is any resident or nonresident person, firm, corporation, or business entity that offers, directly or indirectly,
prearranged travel or tourist-related services for individuals or groups, through vacation packages, or through vacation
certificates in exchange for a fee, commission, or other valuable consideration. The term includes such person, firm,
corporation, or business entity who sells a vacation certificate to third-party merchants for a fee, or in exchange for a
commission, or who offers such certificates to consumers in exchange for attendance at sales presentations. The term also
includes any business entity offering membership in a travel club or travel service for an advance fee or payment, even if no
travel contracts or certificates, or vacation, or tour packages are sold by the business entity. The term does not include
third parties who may offer prearranged travel or tourist-related services, but do not participate in travel fulfillment or vacation
certificate redemption.
Any seller of travel that has a business location in Florida or that offers to sell travel related services in Florida for individuals or
groups is required to register with the department.
Persons who have contracted with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) for 3 years or more under the same
ownership and control are not required to register but must have a statement of exemption issued by the department
in order to obtain a local business tax receipt. Sellers of travel that offer vacation certificates, must have contracted
with ARC for 5 years or more, under the same ownership and control, to qualify for this exemption.
All registrations are valid for one year, beginning the day the certificate is issued, unless suspended or revoked for cause.
Continued operation with an expired registration or bond will result in legal action by the department which may include
injunctive relief, order to cease and desist, and civil or administrative fines.
If a seller of travel fails to register with the department, the penalties can include civil or administrative fines, cease and desist
order, and injunctive relief. Each sale or attempted sale may be considered a separate violation.
Sellers of travel claiming an exemption under s. 559.935(2) or 559.935(3), F.S., must obtain a letter of exemption from the
department.
Sellers of travel who offer vacation certificates MUST ANNUALLY submit the documents required under s. 559.9295, F.S.,
including a copy of the contract in compliance with s. 559.932, F.S., and pay an additional fee of $100.
MILITARY FEE WAIVER FOR INITIAL REGISTRATION
The department shall waive the initial registration fee for an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces,
the spouse of such a veteran, or a business entity that has a majority ownership held by such a veteran or spouse if the
department receives FDACS-10200, Sellers of Travel Registration Application, Rev. 04/17, FDACS-10991, Military Veteran Fee
Waiver Request, 10/16, and required documentation within 60 months after the date of the veteran’s discharge from any branch
of the United States Armed Forces. FDACS-10991, Military Veteran Fee Waiver Request, 10/16, is incorporated by reference in
Rule 5J-26.001, F.A.C. Please see s. 559.928(2)(c), F.S., for waiver qualifications.
CHECKLIST AND INSTRUCTIONS
 Item #1
Provide the legal name of the organization exactly as it appears in its articles of incorporation or organizational document. If
using a fictitious name (DBA), provide that name also. Note: Corporate, LLC, and Fictitious Names are verified with the
Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations and must match the name exactly as filed.
 Item #2
Provide the principal street address for the organization. Include the suite, room, or other unit number. The address cannot be
a mail drop or virtual address. If the mailing address (i.e. a generally used post office box) is different from the organization’s
street address, provide that address as well. Note: In order for correspondence to be sent directly to an attorney or other
third party, you must insert the attorney’s or third party’s address as the mailing address for the organization.
 Item #3
You must provide a primary telephone number, including the area code, for the organization. If the organization does not
maintain a specific location, provide the telephone number of a person who will represent the organization. Also, provide the
address for electronic mail and web site if used to provide information to or communicate with the public.
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 Item #4
Provide the name, title and address of the designated contact person.
 Item #5
Provide the organization’s federal employer identification number. Note: Taxpayers can obtain an EIN immediately by
calling the IRS Business and Specialty Tax Line (800-829-4933).
 Item #6
Check the appropriate box and submit the required documents under s. 559.9295, F.S.
 Item #7
Check the appropriate box, complete the requested information and submit required documents. Attach additional sheets if
necessary.
 Item #8
Complete requested information for each individual owner, all partners, corporate officers and directors.
 Item #9
Complete the requested information for the registered agent.
 Item #10
Complete the requested information for each individual owner, all partners, corporate officers and directors listed in question
#8. If the answer to any question is Yes, provide on a separate sheet the name of such person, the nature of the offense, the
court having jurisdiction, the disposition of the offense, the date of disposition, and any other pertinent information.
 Item #11
Complete the requested information for each location owned by the applicant. It should have the same name and ownership to
be considered a branch location.
 Item #12
Check the appropriate box and if applicable, provide the agent’s trade name, full name, mailing address and telephone
number. If there are more than twenty-five (25) independent agents, please provide the requested information in an Excel
spreadsheet format.
 Item #13
If applicable, check the appropriate box and provide the information requested.
 Item #14
Check the appropriate box.
Verification and Execution
Complete the information requested for the person(s) completing the application. Have the application executed by a duly-
authorized person.
CONTRACT, ADVERTISEMENT, CERTIFICATE, OR TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
Registered Sellers of Travel must include the following phrase in their contracts, advertisements, certificates, and travel
documents:
(NAME OF FIRM)... is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel, Registration No. _____________.
In addition, all registered Sellers of Travel shall prominently display in the Seller of Travel's primary place of business, the
certificate of registration issued by the department.
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SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
Persons who have been in the travel business for 5 or more consecutive years in compliance with Florida law may apply to
the department for a waiver of the security by filing a Security Waiver Application (provided on Page 6 of the registration
application).
Sellers of travel that DO NOT offer vacation certificates, must submit a completed registration form, non-refundable fee of
$300 and proof of assurance in the form of a Surety Bond, in the amount of $25,000. However, a seller of travel that does
not offer vacation certificates and that has a history of no unresolved complaints may request a reduction of security by
completing the Security Reduction Application and submitting it with a copy of the seller of travel's federal income tax
return or an audited financial statement for the immediately preceding fiscal year. The criteria for deciding the amount
of the security is as follows:
$10,000
Newly established business, business under new ownership, or a business that has been
under the same ownership and control for at least one year and has less than $500,000 in
gross annual sales. A newly established business need not provide financial
documents.
$15,000
Business under the same ownership and control for at least one year with gross annual
sales between $500,000 and $1,000,000.
$20,000
Business under the same ownership and control for at least one year with gross annual
sales between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000.
Sellers of Travel that offer vacation certificates MUST submit a completed registration form, a $300 registration fee; $100
document submission fee; $50,000 Surety Bond; and the vacation certificate documents required by ss. 559.9295 and
559.932, Florida Statutes.
Your registration will be denied if:
Registration form and fee are NOT supplied, OR
Surety Bond is NOT completed properly (Seals, signatures by principal and witnesses are missing), Power of Attorney
is not included with Surety Bond
Original documents for Surety Bond must be submitted. COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Please submit everything listed above (completed application, proper security, vacation certificate and check or money order
for registration fee, made payable to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services [FDACS]) to:
FDACS
Sellers of Travel Program
P.O. Box 6700
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6700
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