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Disposal of Florida License Plates

To surrender your Florida license plate by mail, send the license plate and a written request that the license plate be canceled and recycled. Please mail the license plate and written request to:

Doug Belden, Tax Collector
PO Box 30009
Tampa, Florida 33630-3009

If the license plate is not available for surrender, complete this affidavit and send to the address above along with a photo copy of your ID.

When insurance is canceled and motor vehicle records indicate the vehicle is still registered in your name with a valid license plate, the Bureau of Financial Responsibility, Division of Driver Licenses requires that the license plate be canceled to avoid a driver license suspension.

Failure to surrender your license plate when you sell your vehicle and are not transferring the plate to a replacement vehicle will also result in a driver license suspension. When you surrender your plate, a new vehicle registration will be printed indicating the license plate is canceled. Retain the “Surrendered Registration” receipt. This may be used to exempt the $225 initial registration fee when a replacement vehicle is registered.

If your driver license is pending suspension due to cancellation of service, an office visit may be required. Contact us for more information.