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- Use the DHSMV’s online renewal portal.
- Utilize a third-party online service for expedited processing and delivery.
- Mail your vehicle registration renewal notice and fees, if eligible.
- Visit your local DHSMV office in person with your renewal notice or registration certificate.
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Florida Registration Renewal Cycles
The FLHSMV provides a number of different renewal cycles and expiration dates that vary depending on the type of vehicle you own. Some residents may have the option of renewing every two years (see “Two-Year Renewal” below).
Standard Motor Vehicle (e.g. car, truck)
- If you own a standard motor vehicle, then you must renew every year by your birthday, with the renewal period beginning 90 days prior to the registration deadline.
- If a vehicle is registered to more than one person (e.g. husband and wife), the date of birth of the first person listed on the registration will be used as the renewal deadline.
- For motor vehicles owned by a company, the registration must be renewed annually by the last day of the designated month determined during the initial registration.
Mobile Homes and RVs
For commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks, heavy trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, etc., the registration must be renewed every six months (on May 31 and December 31) or every year on December 31, depending on the vehicle classification and its intended purpose.
FL Two-Year Registration Renewal
FL Registration Renewal Notice
Didn’t Receive a FL Registration Renewal Notice?
Your county is not required to send a renewal notice. If you’re searching for a florida tag lookup, chances are you didn’t receive your notice. Whether you get one or not, you are required to renew your registration on time or risk being fined.
Renewing Your Florida Registration
FL Liability Insurance Requirements
To legally drive in Florida, you must maintain a minimum level of auto liability insurance at all times. If you no longer meet the state minimums or do not have coverage, you can’t renew your FL registration.
- Go to the FLHSMV’s GoRenew page.
- Choose between entering your:
―Driver’s license number.
―Vehicle’s license plate number.
―Vehicle identification number (VIN).
―Transaction number listed on your current registration certificate.
- Enter your date of birth.
- Enter the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Verify that your information (e.g. name, address, vehicle information) is correct.
- Pay your renewal fee with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card.
Renew in Person
- Your renewal notice or current registration certificate.
- Your driver’s license or FL ID card.
- Present your proof of car insurance.
- Payment for your registration renewal fee. Most offices accept cash, check, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Call before visiting for accepted forms of payment.
You will be given your new decals and registration certificate at the office. Another individual may renew your registration for you, provided that person is able to present your vehicle’s registration certificate and proof of insurance.
Renew by Mail
FL Registration Renewal Fees
- Your vehicle type.
- Vehicle weight.
- The length of your registration.
- County specific fees.
- Additional fees for leased vehicles.
New Florida License Plates & Fees
Florida law requires that residents completely replace their license plates every 10 years. Your FLHSMV renewal notice will indicate if you need new license plates when renewing your tags. The plate fees vary by automobile type and weight.
Late Fees and Penalties
Late fees apply if you wait 11 days after the end of the month in which your registration expires. Late fees range from $5 to $250 or more, depending on the type of vehicle you own and your length of delinquency.
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FL Emissions Testing
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Replacement Certificates, Stickers, and License Plates
Don’t get caught driving without proof of your vehicle’s registration status. If you don’t have your registration certificate, get a duplicate from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles immediately.
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