How do I order personalized plates and vanity plates in Florida? Florida

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These types of license plates go by a variety of names including personalized plates, vanity plates, or custom license plates. (Specialty plates refer to plates or tags with assorted backgrounds. You'll need to follow another set of rules to apply for these plates; call the FL DHSMV at (850) 617-2000 for details.)

With these plates, you can choose the letters or numbers you'd like to appear on your license plate, within reason.

FL Custom Plate Procedure

To order a custom license plate:

  1. Complete the Application for Personalized License Plate form (available through the Florida Web site).
  2. Submit it to the license plate agency or county tax collector's office for approval.
  3. If approved, your personalized plate will cost $12, in addition to whatever other registration or license plate fees that may apply.
You can have a maximum of seven characters (plus a space or hyphen) for plates with a centered design, and up to five characters for plates with a left-side design.

You may turn in your application at any point of the year. It can take up to 45 days to receive your personalized plate from the time the plate manufacturer receives your approved request from the DHSMV.

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