Proof of insurance (binder, policy or card) from a certified Florida agent or broker is required to purchase and renew a license plate in Florida. The vehicle owner must present to the Tax Collector documentation of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) in the amount of at least $10,000 and Protection Damage Liability (PDL) insurance in the amount of $10,000. Motorcycles, mobile homes and trailers are exempt from the insurance requirement. Commercial trucks require additional insurance.
If you have lost your vehicle registration, a duplicate may be issued. The license plate number, decal number or vehicle identification number is required for the issuance. This can be processed by mail or at any of Tax Collector location.
To process by mail, send the request and a check payable to:
Martin County Tax Collector
3485 SE Willoughby Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994.
If your license plate and/or decal has been lost or stolen you must contact your local law enforcement agency to report the loss or theft. You must provide the police report number when filling out the application form HSMV 83146 for a replacement plate or decal. Only the registered owner of the vehicle can apply for a replacement plate and/or decal by providing the license plate or decal number, or the vehicle identification number. Personal identification in the form of a Driver License or Identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a passport or a U.S. military I.D. card is required.
For lost registrations or titles for vessels please contact the number below for replacements. For replacement fee information please call our office. If your license plate was stolen and you have a police report your replacement plate is free of charge.