Vehicle Registration Renewals|
Vehicles are registered according to the owner's birth month.
The registration expires at midnight on the owner's birthday. Vehicle registrations that do not
renew by a birthdate are as follows:
The Tax Collector must check for proof of insurance on all motor vehicles, except trailers and
motorcycles. A delinquent fee is imposed if the registration is not renewed by the 10th of
the following month. Renewals can be made three months in advance. You can save yourself time by
renewing by mail or through the use of our automated telephone system.
- Leased vehicles .
- Company owned vehicles renew by June 30.
- Mobile homes renew by December 31.
- Trucks, semi trailers, trucks over 5,000 lbs, and 9+ passenger vehicles for hire renew by December 31.
Florida uses a metal plate with a series of alpha numeric numbering, or a combination thereof,
depending on the type of vehicle. The renewal sticker displaying the registration expiration and
decal number is placed in the upper right hand corner. Plates are kept for a ten-year period.
On the 11th year of renewal a new plate and decal are issued.
In order to renew, you will need the following items:
If your registration is expired, you may be subject to a citation from law enforcement.
- Your renewal notice, a copy of your registration, or license plate number.
- Proof of Florida insurance. You must have the insurance company name and the policy number.