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Late fees apply if the registration payment is received after the 10th day of the next month.

Registration fees are determined by several factors, type of plate purchased, vehicle weight, length of registration period, etc.

Vehicle registration is proof of payment of registration tax and fees on a motor vehicle. It consists of a metal license plate, a decal and a registration certificate. You must apply for a title and registration in your name when you purchase a motor vehicle, move to the state or change the ownership status of a motor vehicle. Owners must register vehicles within 30 days of establishing residency, accepting employment, registering to vote, enrolling children in public school or changing their address.

Current proof of Florida insurance, with a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL), is required to register your vehicle. Motorcycles, mobile homes and trailers are exempt from the insurance registration requirement.

Do I Need to Come In?

Pay Online
Did you know you can renew your registration right here on our website? You can renew online for one or two years or obtain a replacement if:

  • You can provide personal identifying information of the vehicle’s owner to log in and complete the transaction.
  • Your valid Florida insurance is on file and matches your vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • You do not have a stop, hold or other violation on your driver license.

If you renew online, you will receive your registration in the mail within 7-10 business days. When paying by credit / debit card keep in mind that a 2.4% convenience fee applies (min. $2.00). Convenience fees are collected by the credit / debit card vendor and are not retained by our office.

Renew by Kiosk

Following easy-to-use touch screen prompts, clients can renew their registration in as little as two minutes. For more information visit our kiosk page.

Renew by mail
When you renew your registration by mail, you will receive your registration within 10-15 business days.
Renew using our secure drop box
Want to cut down a little on the payment processing time? Then drop your payment off using our secure drop box which is located inside each of our service centers, no reservation necessary. Just keep in mind that you need to drop your payment off during regular business hours. We do not provide 24/7 access to our drop boxes.
Pay in Person
You must make a reservation for in-person service if:

  • Florida insurance data is not on file or does not match your VIN.
  • You have a stop, hold or other violation on your driver license.
  • Your registration is more than eight months past the expiration date.
  • Heavy trucks (gross vehicle weight of 26,001 lbs. or more) cannot be renewed online.
Bring Your Own Translator
If English is not your first language, you have the option of bringing a person with you to your scheduled reservation to assist you with translating.  It is important to remember that the person you bring with you to translate for you, may not assist you while you take any required tests, such as the driver’s license written test. State regulations require that these tests only be completed by the applicant.

Registration Dates and Deadlines

Registrations expire at midnight of the first registered owner’s birthday, unless the owner is a business or the vehicle is a heavy truck.

Heavy Truck Registration

Beginning September 1, 2020, an individual who owns a heavy truck weighing between 5,001 and 7,999 lbs., may renew the registration during their birth month. Most heavy truck registrations expire May 31or December 31 depending on the registration use.

Military Residents Stationed Out-of-State

To renew your registration by mail, please submit the following items:

  • Renewal notice or a copy of the registration
  • Out-of-state address
  • Proof of current out-of-state military assignment (i.e., copy of military orders), copy of military member’s military ID (not stating retired) or an affidavit from confirming assignment to another state including date of assignment
  • Affidavit stating the vehicle is maintained in the state where you are currently assigned and is not driven in Florida, except in a transient visitor status
  • Proof of out-of-state insurance coverage, which includes the name of the insured(s), effective date, company name, insurance company phone number, policy number and vehicle(s) covered

Helpful Tip

Renew up to three months before the expiration date.