Vehicle Registration Renewal in
Florida with eTags

Renew Florida Vehicle Registration Online

We offer comprehensive online registration renewal services in Florida helping to save time and energy.

Renew the registration for your cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, boats, motorcycles, RVs, and trailers with eTags. By renewing your registration through eTags, you’ll enjoy convenient perks like:

  • Fast processing that gets your tags shipped sooner
  • Shipping to any continental U.S. address
  • A free digital copy of the registration card that can be printed and used temporarily.

Additionally, we provide customer support for any questions with the processing and shipment of your Florida registration renewal and provide assistance in identifying issues that may bar you from completing your request like unpaid tolls, suspended license, and more.

Renewal Cycles in Florida

Standard Motor Vehicles

The state of Florida requires owner’s of standard motor vehicles to renew their registration every year and by their birthday. Some may be eligible to renew their registration for 2 years and the renewal cycle would be adjusted but still fall on the registered owner’s birthday.

If a standard motor vehicle is owned by more than one individual, the registration must be renewed by the birthday of the first individual listed on the registration. Standard motor vehicles owned by a business will require that the registration be renewed every year and by the last day of the specific month listed.

This month will be established during the first registration process. Regardless of ownership of a standard motor vehicle like cars and trucks, auto liability insurance is required upon registration and subsequent renewals of these vehicles.

Motorcycles

Every year, a motorcycle owner must renew their registration by the specified registration month. This month is established during the first registration process. In regards to insurance, the state of Florida does not require motorcycles owners to obtain coverage but failure to do so could result in suspension of your motorcycle license, among other things, if you are involved in a crash.

Commercial Vehicles

If you own a commercial vehicle, you must renew the registration every 6 months on May 31 and December 31. However, some registrations can be renewed once a year by December 31. These dates and deadlines all depend on the use and classification of the vehicle. You are required to have insurance in order to register and renew a commercial vehicle.

Mobile Homes and RVs

The registration for a RV or motor home must be renewed by December 31 every single year. Owners will have 31 days before the deadline to renew their registration. The registration for a mobile home may be renewed for a period of 2 years but the day and month required for the next renewal does not change.

Boats / vessels

Any motorized vessel used on Florida’s public waterways must have the registration renewed by the owner’s birthday or in July if owned by a company or dealer. However, there are exceptions. These include:

  • Vessels owned by the U.S. Government
  • Vessels used as life boats
  • Any vessel that is categorized as non-resident boats that have been used on Florida's waterways for 90 days or less

Although recommended, registered vessels are not required to maintain any level of insurance.

Additional Information Regarding Your Renewal

Registration Renewal Fees

There are many variables that influence the cost of renewing your vehicle’s registration like the type of vehicle, its weight, the length of renewal (12 or 24 months), additional county-specific fees, and lease fees if they apply. If your county of residence is one that issues notices, you can see the exact fees for your registration renewal there. The FLHSMV site provides the following list of fees for motor vehicle registration:

Weigh, Use, & TypeFees
License Taxes-motorcycles$10.00
License Taxes-moped$5.00
Antique motorcycle$7.50
Antique automobile$7.50
Automobiles (Net weight up to 2,499 pounds) $14.50
Automobiles (2,500 - 3,499 pounds)$22.50
Automobiles (3,500 or more pounds)$32.50
Trucks (Net weight up to 1,999 pounds)$14.50
Trucks -based on weight (2,000 - 3,000 pounds)$22.50
Trucks -based on weight (3,001 - 5,000 pounds)$32.50
Goat Truck$7.50
Antique Truck$7.50
Heavy Truck (5,001 - 5,999 pounds)$60.75
Heavy Truck (6,000 - 7,999 pounds)$87.75
Heavy Truck (8,000 - 9,999 pounds)$103.00
Heavy Truck (10,000 - 14,999 pounds)$118.00
Heavy Truck (15,000 - 19,999 pounds)$177.00
Heavy Truck (20,000 - 26,000 pounds)$251.00
Heavy Truck (26,001 - 34,999 pounds)$324.00
Heavy Truck (35,000 - 43,999 pounds)$405.00
Heavy Truck (44,000 - 54,999 pounds)$773.00
Heavy Truck (55,000 - 61,999 pounds)$916.00
Heavy Truck (62,000 - 71,999 pounds)$1,080.00
Heavy Truck (72,000 or more pounds) $1,322.00
Heavy Truck/Tractor 150 mile radius $324.00
Heavy Truck/Tractor (Agriculture 150 miles) $87.75
Heavy Truck/Tractor $324.00
Semitrailers; School Buses; Special Purpose $13.50
Semitrailers; School Buses; Special Purpose $68.00
Special Purpose Vehicles$44.00
School Buses$41.00
Weigh, Use, & TypeFees
Wrecker $41.00
Other Wreckers (10,000 - 15,000 pounds) $118.00
Other Wreckers (15,000 - 20,000 pounds)$177.00
Other Wreckers (20,000 - 26,000 pounds)$251.00
Other Wreckers (26,000 - 35,000 pounds)$324.00
Other Wreckers (35,000 - 44,000 pounds)$405.00
Other Wreckers (44,000 - 55,000 pounds)$772.00
Other Wreckers (55,000 - 62,000 pounds)$915.00
Other Wreckers (62,000 - 72,000 pounds)$1,080.00
Other Wreckers (72,000 or more pounds)$1,322.00
Hearse or ambulance$40.50
Motor vehicles for hire (under 9 passengers)$17.00
cwt (weight per hundred pounds)$1.50
Motor vehicles for hire (over 9 passengers)$17.00
cwt (weight per hundred pounds)$2.00
Trailers for private use (under 500 lbs)$6.75
Trailers for private use (over 500 lbs)$3.50
cwt (weight per hundred pounds)$1.00
Trailers for hire (under 2000 lbs)$3.50
cwt (weight per hundred pounds)$1.50
Trailers for hire (over 2000 lbs)$13.50
cwt (weight per hundred pounds)$1.50
Recreational Vehicles (5th wheel)$27.00
Recreational Vehicles (camping trailer)$13.50
Recreational Vehicles (under 4,500lbs)$27.00
Recreational Vehicles (over 4,500 lbs)$47.50
Dealer and Manufacturer License Plate$17.00
Exempt/Official License Plates$4.00
Locally Operated Motor Vehicles for hire$17.00
cwt (weight per hundred pounds)$2.00
Transporter$101.25
Commercial Motor Vehicle Surcharge on vehicles 10,000 lbs or more$10.00
Original/Replacement License Plate Fee$28.00
Initial Registration Fee$225.00
Renewal Late Fee$5 to $250

Replacement Certificates, Stickers, and Plates

When you renew your registration with etagsdirect.com, you’ll receive a free replacement of your certificate, plate, or sticker if they should happen to get stolen or become lost. Obtaining a duplicate copy of any of these items through the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department will require that you pay an additional fee for the replacements.

Obtaining New License Plates

Florida law states that the license plates on a vehicle must be replaced every 10 years. The FLHSMV renewal notice will indicate whether you need to complete replace the plates or you just need to renew the registration.