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FAQs on Personalized and Military License Plates




How do I purchase a personalized license plate?

Personalized license plates may be issued to any motor vehicle owner or lessee except a vehicle which requires "Restricted," "Apportioned," "Wrecker," or dual (two) truck license plates. Applications must be submitted to the license plate agency for approval or rejection of license plate choices to ensure that obscene or objectionable choices are not processed. Cost is an additional $15 annual fee for each personalized license plate. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. The manufacturer has 45 calendar days (from the date the order is received by manufacturer, not the date the license plate was ordered in the local tax collector's office) to manufacture and ship the license plate. License plates are issued for the current registration period unless application is made during the advance registration period (3 months preceding the owner's birth month or designated registration period). When application is made during the advance registration period and full registration tax is paid, the license plate will expire the following year. Apply at your local tax collector's office.

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How many characters can be on a personalized license plate?

License plates with a center logo design such as the basic Florida license plate or the Save the Manatee license plate, may have up to 7 characters plus either a space or a hyphen. License plates with a left-side logo design such as collegiate and sports license plates, may have up to 5 characters with no additional space or hyphen. Apply at your local tax collector's office.

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How do I purchase a military license plate?

These license plates are issued to individuals who meet a certain criteria. For example, to be eligible for a Medal of Honor license plate, the individual must submit proof from the U.S. Government that they were awarded the Medal of Honor. All military license plates, except Medal of Honor, are available at your local tax collector's office. Medal of Honor, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and Air Force Cross applications and renewals must be sent to:

Division of Motorist Services
Neil Kirkman Building
Direct Mail MS72
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500


Military license plates can be issued for use only on the following type vehicles:

  • Automobile (Private or Lease).
  • Lightweight trucks for private use.
  • Motor home or truck camper which are not "for hire" or "commercial" use.
  • Heavy trucks with a net weight 7,999 lbs. or less.
Available military license plates:

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I am an amateur radio operator. How do I get an amateur radio license plate for my vehicle?

License plates may be issued on automobiles (private or lease), trucks weighing 7,999 pounds or less and all recreational vehicle type units. Cost is an additional $5 annual fee for each original Amateur Radio license plate and $1.50 each year thereafter. Application may be submitted at any time during the year with a copy of the amateur radio license issued by the FCC and proof of Florida insurance to your local tax collector's office. The manufacturer has 45 calendar days (from the date the order is received by manufacturer, not the date the license plate was ordered in the local tax collector's office) to manufacture and ship the license plate. License plates are issued for the current registration period unless application is made during the advance registration period (3 months preceding the owner's birth month or designated registration period). When application is made during the advance registration period and full registration tax is paid, the license plate will expire the following year. Apply at your local tax collector's office.

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