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How to Replace Registration in Florida

If your registration card is lost, stolen or damaged, the best thing to do is visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The procedure for obtaining a new registration card varies depending on your needs, but, either way, you need to fill in an application for Replacement License Plate, Validation Decal or Parking Permit.

If your registration card is lost, stolen or damaged, the best thing to do is visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The procedure for obtaining a new registration card varies depending on your needs, but, either way, you need to fill in an application for Replacement License Plate, Validation Decal or Parking Permit.

Applying for a registration card replacement

You can apply for a registration card replacement either in person or online. You should also do the following:

  • Visit the local county tax collector office

  • present an identification

  • present a copy of the registration certificate or title for the vehicle

  • you will need to pay a $3 fee for the duplicate registration.

Additional information

According to Section 320.06(1)(b), Florida Statutes requires ten-year replacement of all license plates.

The replacement is necessary because license plates must be fully reflective to ensure visibility to ensure visibility for law enforcement purposes. Current in-use plates will have their date altered to reflect this new ten-year lifespan. That means, if your plate is now 3 years old, you will not be required to replace it for another 7 years.