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Different Plates, Different Registration

At Auto Tags, we are serving the entire state of Florida as a courier service to register and provide plates for all types of vehicles. Motor vehicles are the most popular type of registration or title that we serve. The most basic and necessary services we provide are a full tag, title and registration services alongside title transfers. We also do vanity, personalized, lost or replacement plates for your vehicle. To stay more versatile we even do unique tags and registration for antique or classic cars.

In the state of Florida, you are required to renew your plates and registration every 10 years. Florida offers three types of standard plate options including the county nameplate, “Sunshine State” and the “In God We Trust” plate. One thing that drivers should know is that disposing of a plate is a very important part of the process of getting a new plate. 

By turning your old plate into the tax collector’s office or sending it in the mail, you will receive a receipt showing that the plate was surrendered. A good benefit that comes from this is if the initial registration fee paid for the vehicle that the plate was on can then be used for credit to keep you from paying the initial registration fee when you purchase a new vehicle. This applies to specialty plates and vanity plates of any kind also. 

Customers may renew their vehicle registrations for a period of one or two years and may be renewed up to three months in advance of the registration expiration date. Vehicle registrations typically expire at midnight on the original owner’s birth date unless it is used for business or the vehicle is a heavy truck. Heavy truck registrations expire on June 30 or December 31 depending on the registration date. 

A vehicle can have a dual registration if it is used for two purposes which require different registrations for each. For example, these purposes would include the use of any commercial vehicle or a vehicle of any special designations that is permitted under the state of Florida. If a vehicle is being used for personal use and also uses one of those special designations. They may either display whichever set of plates is appropriate at the time or display them both at the same time. 

Having two “regular” plates is not permitted and may be subject to fines or other legal proceedings. If a plate is needed for two separate uses then you need two registrations including two different plates will be needed. This is because since they are required for two completely distinct uses the paperwork must be separate. Therefore the need for two different registration along with the plates for each is required by Florida law. 

Here at Auto Tags of North Broward, we strive to be the best place for your Florida tag renewal along with registration. To register and to obtain plates for your vehicle, visit Auto Tags at any of the locations in East Broward, Oakland Park, or North Broward. You can also save even more time by visiting our website here for online services and more information.

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