SURRENDER LICENSE PLATE


A Florida license plate may be surrendered/cancelled by the owner or their designee by submitting a completed Surrender License Plate form. See options for submitting the form below.

If you sell your vehicle and are not transferring the plate to a replacement vehicle, your valid license plate must be cancelled.

When a Florida insurance policy is cancelled but motor vehicle records indicate the vehicle is still registered with a valid license plate, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) requires that the license plate be cancelled to avoid a driver license suspension/registration stop. This information applies to all motor vehicles required to be insured in Florida, whether owned by an individual or a business.

Surrender of Plate by Mail


  • Mail license plate with completed Surrender License Plate form to:
    Lee County Tax Collector
    PO Box 1590
    Fort Myers, FL 33902-1590

Surrender of Plate In-Person


  • Complete the Surrender License Plate form to submit along with the physical license plate. The plate and completed form may be dropped off at any LCTC service center.

    • The person completing the Surrender License Plate form must list their Florida driver license or identification card number on the form.

    • If the person completing the Surrender License Plate form does not have a valid Florida-issued license or identification card, a copy of their valid, government-issued identification must be provided.

  • If your Florida license is suspended and/or you would like to receive additional services beyond dropping off the plate during your visit, please make an appointment.

Physical Plate is Lost or Stolen


  • If the physical license plate has been lost or destroyed, check the appropriate box on the Surrender License Plate form.

  • If the physical license plate has been stolen, check the appropriate box on the Surrender License Plate form before mailing or dropping off the form and attach a copy of the police report, if applicable. It is the responsibility of the owner(s) to report a stolen license plate to law enforcement.