Currently, heavy truck renewals are due by December 31. However, due to a change in Florida Statute 320.055 that took effect September 1, 2020, the expiration date for truck registrations with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 5,001 pounds to 7,999 pounds will soon change to the first registered owner's birthday unless the owner is a business.
Individuals with truck registrations that meet this criteria and were issued prior to September 1, 2020, will have the option to renew their registration to their birthday of 2021 or 2022. Trucks weighing 5,001 pounds or more that are owned by a business will continue to expire each year on December 31.
Heavy truck renewal notices for the December 31 expiration date are mailed mid-November, and even if the renewal notice is not received, the new decal for those vehicles must be affixed to license plates by January 1. Use our online registration renewal service now to ensure delivery well before the expiration date. For trucks affected by the change in Florida statute, renewal notices are mailed the month prior to expiration.
"We have had record numbers of customers renewing online at taxcollector.com because it's fast, easy and efficient," said Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr. "You'll need a debit or credit card, along with your renewal notice or license plate number and date of birth. You should receive the new registration and decal within seven business days."
Most trucks are eligible for a two-year registration, but there are exceptions. Trucks with an empty weight of 8,000 pounds or more can register for only one year at a time.
Some trucks are not eligible for online renewal – for example, trucks with a GVW of 26,001 pounds or more must show higher liability insurance coverage. Additionally, trucks with a GVW of 55,000 pounds or more must show proof of payment of Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (IRS Form 2290). View our heavy truck FAQ for complete details.
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