Tag Registration and Renewal

Florida uses a metal license plate with a combination of letters and numbers. The license plate is displayed on the rear of the vehicle with the exception of certain commercial vehicles. The metal plate is issued to the owner for ten years and replaced during the tenth year. 

Proof of insurance (binder, policy, or card) from a certified Florida agent is required to purchase and renew a license plate in Florida. The vehicle owner must present proof of insurance at the time of registration or renewal. The policy must meet Florida insurance minimum requirements.

Vehicles are registered on a staggered basis according to the registered owner's birth month. The registration expires at midnight on the owner's birthday.

The exceptions are:

  • Company owned vehicles: most vehicles expire June 30th and trucks over 5000 lbs expire December 31st
  • Truck-tractors, semi-trailers, and trucks weighing over 8,000 pounds expire December 31st
  • Mobile home general decals expire December 31st. 


 License plates can be renewed by mail, phone, or online. 

  • Renew online
  • By phone call 850-892-8121, please have your tag or Driver's License available.


Initial Registration Fee

In Florida, the first time a motor vehicle is registered a $225 initial registration fee may be imposed. This fee applies to private automobiles, motor homes and trucks weighing less than 5,000 pounds. There are exemptions to this fee, please contact our office for additional information. 

Vehicle Registration Fees

Annual license taxes, for the operation of motor vehicles is defined by Florida Statutes, and must be paid at the time of registration and renewal. All fees are subject to change by Legislative Act. *Please note vehicles with license plates transfered between weight classes may be subject to initial registration fees. If there is a transfer of ownership, title transfer fees will apply.

Vehicle Registration Fees One Year  Two Year 
Weight up to 2,499 lbs $28.10 $56.20
2,500 to 3,499 $36.10 $72.20
3,500 lbs or more $46.10 $92.20
Weight up to 1,999 lbs $28.10 $56.20
2,000 to 3,000 lbs $36.10 $72.20
3,001 to 5,000 lbs $46.10 $92.20
GVW 5,001 to 5,999 lbs $72.85 $145.70 
GVW 6,000 to 7,999 lbs $99.85 $199.70
Antique Vehicles $21.10 $42.20
Motorcycle $24.60 $49.20


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