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|How are motor vehicles registered in Florida?
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Not a Manatee County resident? Effective 7/24/17, Out-of-County residents needing to process title and/or registration transactions for vehicles, boats, and mobile homes can only be served at First Manatee South County Tag Agency, located at 5756 14th St W, Bradenton.
Vehicles are registered on a staggered basis according to the 1st registered owner's birth month. They expire midnight on the 1st registered owner's birthday (not the last day of the birth month).
Florida uses one metal license plate with a series of alpha-numeric numbering systems, or combination thereof, depending on the type of vehicle. The license plate is placed on the back of the vehicle with the renewal decal affixed to the upper right hand corner. The decal denotes the month and year of expiration. Paper registration documents are also issued and include the license plate and decal numbers as well as the vehicle and owner details. This document should remain in the vehicle.
For additional information on registration renewals, view our Registration Renewal publication.
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