Privately owned motor vehicle, boat, and motorcycle registrations expire each year at midnight on the birthday of the first registered owner. Mobile homes and some trucks (weighing 5,001 lbs or more) expire at midnight on December 31st of each year. You can renew up to three months in advance. To avoid late fees and to ensure your registration is kept current, consider one of the following options for renewal:
- This is the fastest and easiest method. Just input your Florida driver license or social security number. You can also change your address and update your emergency contact information.
- If a vehicle is ineligible, it may indicate insurance is not on file or other information is missing.
Through the Mail
- Each month, as a courtesy, our office mails renewal notices to the owners of vehicles set to expire the following month. These can be filled out and mailed back in with a check (And an insurance affidavit, if applicable) and our office will process the renewal for you.
If you lost, misplaced, or did not receive a renewal notice, you may complete our Renew by Mail form and mail it to our office for processing.
- You can also renew in person at one of our four office locations. Typically, we will need a driver license or ID card as well as proof of Florida insurance. If you would like, you can check the status of your license online before visiting our office to make sure there are no outstanding tickets or suspensions that may prevent renewal.
- If you are in the military and need to renew using out-of-state insurance, click here for insurance exemption information.
To determine how much it will cost to renew your vehicle, please visit our Motor Vehicle Fees page or the State's website.