Lost / Stolen Tags and Plate Surrenders

Lost/Stolen Tags

If your tag and/or decal has been lost or stolen, you must contact your local law enforcement agency to report the loss or theft prior to completing an Application for a Replacement (PDF) and submitting it to the Tax Collector.

The cost to replace a lost tag is $36.90 and to replace a lost decal is $34.10.

There is no cost to replace a stolen tag and decal if the customer is able to provide the case number issued by the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Plate Surrenders

You can surrender a license plate at any of our three offices. 

When to surrender a license plate:

  • When you move to a new state
  • When you sell or dispose of a vehicle
  • When you cancel insurance on your vehicle that has a current registration
  • If the vehicle has been towed or repossessed, and the towing company or repossession agent denies you the ability to retrieve your license plate, you are able to complete a form to surrender the plate

If there are any current Financial Responsibility suspensions (Insurance Suspension), you must provide proof of Florida insurance or cancel your license plate. If you don’t have proof of insurance before the suspension date, you must pay a $156.25 reinstatement fee for the first offense, $256.25 for a second offense within three years, and $506.25 for all subsequent offenses. If you are unsure of any pending or current suspensions, there is a free online driver’s license check at https://services.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/