Specialty & Personalized License Plates

Specialty Plates

Florida offers a wide variety of specialty and collegiate license plates. These plates can be purchased at any of our branch locations.

Personalized Plates

Personalized plates are ordered from the Tax Collector’s office. The cost of the plate is $15.00 per year in addition to the annual tax and fees. Personalized plates may be ordered for private or company owned cars, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles and leased vehicles. They are usually mailed to your home within 90 days after ordering.

Specialty License Plate Gift Certificate Program

On behalf of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles we are pleased to inform you about an exciting opportunity for your organization as well as for Florida motorists. The Department has authorized the issuance of specialty license plate gift certificates. This new program allows anyone to purchase a specialty license plate as a gift for a motor vehicle registrant.

This new gift certificate program works much like any gift certificate. Upon payment of the statutorily authorized annual use fee, a gift certificate may now be purchased at:

  • local tax collector office or licensed tag agent

The gift certificate may be purchased for any of the specialty license plates currently available in Florida. At the time of purchase, a receipt will be provided and a credit will be issued in the name of the gift recipient, which can then be redeemed by the recipient at the time the specialty license plate is purchased.

You do not have to purchase and redeem the certificate at the same office. The gift certificate is not required to be presented to redeem the credit, just proper identification (i.e. Florida driver’s license or ID card). Once a gift certificate is purchased, the money is given to the sponsoring plate entity as specified by Florida Statutes. Therefore, refunds are not available for gift certificates.

We believe that specialty license plates will make great gifts, and that this new program will provide a great opportunity to promote the many causes and organizations represented by the plates. Please remember that in Florida, most registrations are renewed on the birth date of the registrant, so these gift certificates can also be a great birthday gift.