The Constitutional Tax Collector’s Office serves as an agent to the State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. We are responsible for titling and registration of motor vehicles, off-highway vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, trucks and mobile homes.
Important Information about Motor Vehicle Title & Registration:
- The Tax Collector registers more than 1.2 million vehicles in Palm Beach County.
- Please be aware that privately owned businesses may sell Florida specialty plates. These entities are not owned or operated by any county, state or federal governmental agency. The Tax Collector's Office is not responsible for their transactions and cannot resolve fulfillment issues.
- Only the Tax Collector and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can register or title vehicles.
- Registrations of privately owned vehicles and long-term leased vehicles are valid until midnight on the registrant's birthday. A delinquent fee is charged if the registration is not renewed by the 10th day of the following month.
- Registration can be renewed up to three months prior to your expiration date.
- The Tax Collector sends courtesy motor vehicle registration renewal (reminder) notices in advance of the registrant's renewal date. Non-receipt of the notice does not relieve the registrant from their responsibility to renew on time or exempt them from paying the delinquent fee upon renewal.
- New residents must title and register their vehicles within 30 days of establishing legal residency, accepting employment, or enrolling children in public school.
- A single license plate is displayed on the rear of the vehicle except for trucks with a gross vehicle weight more than 26,000 pounds. Those trucks are issued two license plates with the plate bearing the decal displayed on the front.
- License plates belong to the person/owner, not the vehicle, and may be transferred to a replacement vehicle through an official transaction. Florida license plates are replaced every 10 years.
- Automobiles and trucks must have at least $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and at least $10,000 property damage liability (PDL) insurance.