You will be subject to a traffic citation if you are caught by law enforcement after your birthday or the renewal due date with an expired tag. Individuals caught driving their vehicle with a registration or tag that has been expired for six months or longer are subject to a second-degree misdemeanor conviction.
Courtesy Renewal Notices
Please note that Florida law does not provide for vehicle registration renewal notices and failure to receive a renewal notice by mail. The St. Lucie County Tax Collector provides renewal notices as a courtesy to resident vehicle owners. The courtesy renewal notices are mailed approximately three months prior to the birth month or month in which the renewal is due.
This notice does not relieve the vehicle owner of the their responsibility to renew their vehicle registration and license plate in a timely manner.
The cost of renewing your registration and tag varies according to the make and model of the vehicle, as well as the type of tag you have chosen to display on your vehicle.