Vessels

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 ClassificationLengthVessel Registration Fee
Reduced FeeOptional County Fee
Class A-1Less than 12 feet
$5.50
$2.95$4.13
Class A-212 to less than 16 feet
$16.25
$11.00$7.63
Class 116 to less than 26 feet
$28.75
$20.40$11.63
Class 226 to less than 40 feet
$78.25
$57.50$27.63
Class 340 to less than 65 feet
$127.75
$94.95$43.63
Class 465 to less than 110 feet
$152.75
$113.40$51.63
Class 5110 or more in length
$189.75
$141.15$63.63
Dealer Registration
$25.50
$10.63

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.