Registration indicates that you have paid the taxes and fees associated with your motor vehicle. When you first register your vehicle, you will receive a metal license plate, validation decal and a registration certificate.
Register a Vehicle for the First Time
If you have recently purchased a car, whether it be new or used, there will be a “new wheels on the road” fee of $225. This fee covers the initial application for registration transactions on that vehicle under your name.
To register your vehicle, you will need to bring:
- The original title
- Proof of insurance
When you register a vehicle under an individual’s name, the license plate and registration are valid until midnight on the day of the driver’s birthday. In the case that you have a commercial vehicle, registrations expire midnight on the last day of May (when registered semi-annually) or December (during annual registration). Mobile home registration also expires on the last day of December.
Renewing Your RegistrationKeeping your vehicle registration up-to-date is now simpler than ever. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has an online portal which allows you to easily renew your registration.