FLHSMV Releases Redesigned Animal Friend Specialty License Plate

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~Newly redesigned specialty plate will be available early October~


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is pleased to announce the release of the newly redesigned Animal Friend specialty license plate. The new plate will be delivered to tax collector and tag agency offices and available by October 7.

Floridians interested in purchasing the new Animal Friend specialty plate are encouraged to contact their local tax collector or tag agency office for availability. A list of locations can be found online at There is a $25 specialty plate fee in addition to the other registration fees.

The animal friend specialty license plate was enacted during the 2004 Legislative Session and has been available since April 2005. The funds raised from this specialty license plate are distributed to Florida Animal Friend, Inc., to fund spay and neuter programs in the state. As of September 1, 2016, there are 19,589 registered Animal Friend specialty license plates in Florida. A complete list of Florida’s specialty license plates can be found online at

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