License Plate

In the State of Florida, a motor vehicle is required by law to have a license plate displayed with a current registration/decal properly attached, in order to operate on Florida’s public roads and highways.  Florida currently has a variety of license plates available. All license plates can be viewed at the Tax Collector’s office. In addition, some of the more popular license plates available can be viewed by clicking the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s links listed below.

For additional information on license plates, please visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle license plate webpage or contact the Tax Collector’s office.

Lost or Stolen License Plates and/or Decals

  • If your license plate, decal has been lost or stolen, you must contact your local law enforcement agency to report the loss or theft prior to making application for a replacement.
  • When a license plate is reported stolen to a law enforcement agency and a case number has been assigned, there is no cost associated with this replacement. The case number and the name of the law enforcement agency must be provided.
  • The owner(s) of the motor vehicle must apply for a replacement license plate, decal and/or parking placard.
  • This application can either be mailed in or completed in to the Tax Collector’s office.

Surrender License Plate

Vehicle owners must surrender their Florida license plate should the following circumstances occur:

  • Cancellation of Florida Insurance
  • The vehicle is sold
  • The owner has moved to a new state and registers their vehicle in the new state

Failure to surrender your license plate can result in your driving privilege being suspended.

To surrender your license plate by mail, please mail the form and license plate to our office for cancellation.

Tax Collector’s Office, Indian River County
PO Box 1509
Vero Beach, FL 32961