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Top 10 Specialty License Plates
License plates belong to you, not the vehicle. Plates may be transferred to a replacement vehicle at one of our tax collector offices or by mail. Florida requires license plates be replaced every 10 years. Remember to surrender your valid license plate if it is no longer in use to avoid possible driver license suspension.
Specialty License Plates-Support Your Passion
Florida offers specialty license plates to raise funds for a variety of causes. Specialty plates can be purchased at any time and cost an annual fee above the standard Florida license plate charge. Fees vary by type of license plate. Florida offers over 100 different specialty license plates for various organizations in support of the causes they represent. The money raised from the sale of these license plates goes directly to the organization.
Since the inception of specialty license plate millions of dollars have been raised for the organizations. New specialty license plates were authorized during the 2020 legislative session, and the required pre-sale process for these plates began October 16, 2020. Each organization must sell at least 3,000 pre-sale vouchers within 24 months and out-of-state university plates must sell 4,000 presale vouchers, before the new specialty license plate will be manufactured and available to Florida’s motorists.
Military License Plates-Proud to Serve Our Country
Florida is honored to provide military license plates to individuals that have served our country. All military plates except the Medal of Honor plates are available at our tax collector offices. Requests to order Medal of Honor, Air Force Cross, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and World War II Veteran plates MUST be submitted to the Department for processing.
The mailing address is:
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS #72
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Personalized License Plates
Personalized license plates may be ordered in person at our tax collector offices. The cost is an additional $15 annual fee for each personalized license plate, and Application for Personalized License Plate (HSMV form 83043) will need to be completed and brought to a local office for processing.
Use the Personalized License Plate Inquiry service or ask one of our clerks to determine if your desired configuration is available.