Vehicle Registration

  • Cost for first time registration of a passenger vehicle in Florida is approximately $409.90. (Fees include transferring title, 1st year registration fee, and new license plate).
  • We provide your legal physical address.
  • Trucks weighing more than 5,000 lbs are registered as commercial vehicles; initial registration is approximately $200.15.
  • Annual renewal of vehicle registration is between $47 to $155 per year – based on vehicle weight.
  • Renewal for RV’s is approximately $55 per year. Annual renewals are done via mail.
  • NO inspections or emissions testing required. (No annual trips to Florida are necessary).
  • Vehicle Registration Rates
  • Sales tax may be collected on vehicles purchased within 6 months of registration application. (Documentation of at least 6% sales tax paid on purchase must be provided to avoid being charged).
  • If you have previously owned vehicles in Florida and have purchased a license plate that you no longer use, you can save the $100 plate fee on a passenger vehicle.

Required Documentation:

Be prepared to provide:
  • Original title or loan information on lien holder
  • Proof of Florida insurance
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) verified by a police officer (if not presenting the vehicle in person)
  • Bill of sale for vehicles purchased less than 6 months
Source: Escambia County Tax Collector –