EPIRB and PLB Incentives
Beginning July 1, 2016 a customer who owns a recreational vessel equipped with an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or who owns a recreational vessel and a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is eligible to receive a registration fee reduction during an original or renewal vessel registration transaction. The customer must go visit a tax collector or license plate agent office and provide documentation that the EPIRB or PLB is registered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the time of registration. A customer who owns more than one recreational vessel with an EPIRB will receive the fee reduction when registering each vessel with the EPIRB. A customer who owns more than one recreational vessel who owns a PLB will receive the fee reduction for only one vessel.
The chart below indicates the current fee as well as the reduced fee based on the classification. Fee reductions apply only to those who register in a county tax collector or license plate agent office.
Vessel Registration Fee Reductions
|Vessel Classification||Length||Vessel Registration Fee||Reduced Fee||Optional County Fee|
|Class A-1||Less than 12 feet|
|Class A-2||12 to less than 16 feet|
|Class 1||16 to less than 26 feet|
|Class 2||26 to less than 40 feet|
|Class 3||40 to less than 65 feet|
|Class 4||65 to less than 110 feet|
|Class 5||110 or more in length|
Registration fees also include a $2.25 service fee and $.50 FRVIS fee, not included in fees above.
NOTE: The optional county fee is retained by the county where the vessel is registered. Counties that charge the optional county fee are: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Volusia.
Dave Kerner, Executive Director