The Tax Collector works as an agent for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in registering vehicles.
Most license plates expire at midnight of the registered owner's birthday. You may renew your registration up to 90 days prior to the expiration date.
Your reminder notice, previous registration, or license plate or decal number.
Proof of Florida property damage and PIP insurance must be submitted. Company name and policy number is required.
A penalty will be charged if you fail to renew before the 11th day of the month following your renewal month.
Exceptions to this birthday renewal date are: company-owned vehicles and leased vehicles regardless of ownership, which are renewed in June; and mobile homes, truck-tractors, semi-trailers, and trucks over 5000 lbs., all of which are renewed in December. Vehicles are licensed according to weight, and mobile home trailers and travel trailers according to length.
An Initial (first time) Registration Fee of $225 is imposed upon the initial application for registration of private automobiles, any truck with a weight of less than 5000 lbs., and any motor home. All motor vehicles previously registered and/or titled in another state, and all new vehicles sold by out-of-state dealers or manufacturers to the applicant, must have the vehicle identification number verified by a Florida motor vehicle dealer, Florida Notary Public, or law enforcement officer.