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How do I get a Harbor Branch specialty license plate?
You can get a new plate in person at your county tax collector's office or tag agency, online at Point and Pay E-payment Services or by mail. To order by mail at renewal time, click here to download a PDF of the Harbor Branch license plate renewal form and mail it to your tax collector or tag agency with your registration renewal notice. For office locations, click here.
Why wait to get a plate? If it's not to time to renew, click here to download a PDF of the license plate replacement form and mail it to your county tax collector.
How much does it cost?
The Protect Wild Dolphins costs an additional 25 per year ($20 annual tax-deductible donation plus a $5 state processing fee); The Protect Florida Whales, Save Our Seas, and Aquaculture plates each cost an additional $30 per year ($25 annual tax-deductible donation and $5 annual state fee.) In addition to the annual fee, you will pay a one-time plate charge of $28 for your new plate, unless it's time to replace your license plate.
How much of the additional cost of the plate goes to the cause?
One hundred percent of the tax-deductible donation ($20 for the Protect Wild Dolphins plate and $25 for the Protect Florida Whales, Save Our Seas, and Aquaculture) benefits the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Foundation, Inc., supporting ocean science research through Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University.
When is the best time to get a new plate?
The best time to get a new plate is when you receive your vehicle registration renewal notice in the mail, typically due on your birth date. However, you can get a new plate anytime. You will pay the costs listed above, plus additional processing fees.
New Residents: Moving to Florida or new to Florida?
Welcome to Florida, the Sunshine State and paradise of plates. Florida specialty license plates help support more than 100 important organizations and causes.
Help conserve and protect your new Florida lifestyle with the purchase of a Protect Wild Dolphins, Protect Florida Whales, Save Our Seas, or Aquaculture license plate for your car, truck, RV or trailer. These four environmental plates help support critical marine research, conservation and education.
Click here for information on how to register your vehicle in Florida.
Click here for more information about the four plates sponsored by Harbor Branch.
Does one plate really make a difference?
Every plate DOES make a difference and helps promote the cause to other drivers. Can you think of anything else you could spend $20 or $25 per year on that can make such a difference in the environment?
Can I get a Harbor Branch specialty license plate for the front of my car?
The four Harbor Branch plates are currently only available as official Florida license plates for the back of your vehicle. Each plate helps raise awareness of the importance of protecting our precious marine environment to Florida residents and visitors alike.
Can I donate directly to the cause?
Absolutely. Click here to find out the many ways to give.
Can I buy a plate for someone else?
Great idea! Specialty plates make perfect gifts for any occasion. For details click here.
Can I get a personalized specialty plate?
Make it personal. The only thing better than a specialty plate is a personalized specialty plate!
Before making a trip to your tax collector's office, check here to see if your choice of personalized plate is available.
Order your personalized license plate here.
Additional questions or comments? Contact the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation at 772-466-9876 or email@example.com