Why Choose eTags

Whether you need your tags shipped to another state, need a digital copy of registration card to use as temporary proof of having renewed, or need assistance in resolving a registration hold, count on eTags to take the stress out of renewing.

Renewal Periods in DeSoto County

For most vehicle types, you can renew up to 90 days before the expiration date. Many counties mail our renewal notices with the amount owed as well as notification of the expiration date of the tags which is also visible on the current registration card.

Vehicle Type
Expiration Date
Passenger vehicles owned by individuals
Midnight on the owner's birthday
Company owned and short term lease vehicles.
June 30th and December 31st
Company owned and long term lease vehicles
Yearly on December 31st
Truck-tractors, semi-trailers, and trucks weighing over 5,000 lbs.
December 31st
Nine passenger and over, vehicles used for hire, and mobile homes.
December 31st
Privately owned vessels
Midnight on the owner's birthday
Company owned vessels
June 30th

Renewing on time is very important not just to avoid late penalties but also traffic tickets for driving with expired tags. Florida residents that fail to renew their motor vehicle registration by the expiration date and are late 11 days or more will begin to receive late charges. If these charges are not paid, owners will not be able to renew the registration on their vehicle. Late fees are based off the price of the registration and can span anywhere from $5 to $250.