Florida Specialty License Plates Online
There are four more specialty license plates that could be on Florida's roads in the future, and two others might be driving off into the sunset. Subject to preselling 1,000, tags for Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, Florida Sheriffs Association, Keiser University and Moffitt Cancer Center will be created.
Two plates currently with the less-than-required 1,000 sold plates have been put into a presale probationary period. Those two plates are the Hispanic Achievers and St. Johns River tags. The recent law change actually gave these two plates a lifeline beyond what current Florida law required. Any specialty tag that averages less than 1,000 sold plates in the previous 12 months is supposed to be removed from production. Both plates now get a lifeline in which current plates on the road can be renewed while each plate's sponsor organization will now attempt to drum up enough preorder commitments to reach the 1,000-plate threshold.
That same threshold is required for the four new specialty tags before the state will produce any actual license plates for sale. There's a two-year limit from the point the plate's bill becomes law for each group to gather the requisite preorders. If any tag approved in this year's bill cannot generate enough preorders before June 30, 2016, then the plate won't be produced at all. The same demise is faced by the Hispanic Achievers and St. Johns River plates.
Seven specialty plates have been retired under this 1,000-plate threshold in the past including those for Arena Football League teams Orlando Predators and Tampa Bay Storm as well as a plate that raised money for the Girl Scouts of America.
Of the four specialty tags approved in 2013, only two have made it into production after having satisfied the 1,000-tag commitment, Florida Masons and Lauren's Kids, while the others are still collecting preorders, American Legion and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
2 plates still trying to complete the 1,000 pre-sell: