Vehicle registration is required within 10 days of establishing residency. "Residency" is generally described as taking full-time employment, applying for homestead property tax exemption, enrolling children in school, or registering to vote.
Military Servicemembers and Families:
Important items to note:
Registration checklist - please bring all items below:
To review possible fees involved in registration, click here. An Initial Registration Fee of $225 is imposed on all vehicles receiving a Florida license plate for the first time. Some vehicles exempted from this fee are motorcycles, lease vehicles (except trucks weighing under 5,000 lbs.), trailers, and all trucks weighing over 5,000 lbs.
Annual Renewal: Each year approximately one month before your tag expires, you may receive a renewal notice that will allow you to renew your vehicle registration by mail. It is your responsibility to renew your registration prior to the expiration; do not depend on the notice. It is also your responsibility to keep your address current on both your driver's license and your registration.