ALL voucher purchasers ordered through floridabayforever.com will be automatically entered into the drawing for a signed print by Robert Chaplin!
A winner will be randomly selected once the 3,000 presale vouchers have been met – so spread the word to help us hit the mark! We will let everyone know when the winners are selected.
Once you purchase a voucher, our office will personally mail you your membership card!
Yes. Each of the specialty license plates requires an annual use fee. The purpose of specialty license plates is to raise funds for a particular cause. The use of a specialty license plate is a voluntary purchase.
No, the voucher fee only covers the cost of the new specialty plate ($25) which is donated to the Florida National Parks Association in support of Florida Bay in Everglades National Park, state of Florida processing fee ($5) and the Service/Branch fee ($2.50).
You will still need to pay your normal registration fees as outlined by your local tax collector’s office. Please visit https://www.flhsmv.gov/fees/ for information on motor vehicle registration fees.
Do I have to wait until It's time to renew my current plate to reserve a voucher for the Florida Bay Forever license plate?
I just renewed my license plate; do I have to wait until my next renewal to cash in the voucher and receive the Florida Bay Forever license plate?
No, you can cash in your voucher at any time after the Florida Bay Forever plates have been produced and distributed to your local tax collector’s office.
The cost of the voucher is $32.50 ($25 specialty license plate annual fee + $5 processing fee + $2.50 service and branch fee).
The Florida National Parks Association (FNPA) will forward your payment and contact information to the Tax Collector’s office for processing. You will receive your voucher in the mail within 2-3 weeks along with your FNPA membership.
Right now, just hold onto your voucher. We will advise all purchasers when we reach our goal of 3,000. Once the vouchers are sold, the Florida Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicle (FDHSMV) will begin production on the plates which takes approximately eight weeks. When completed, you will be notified by the FDHSMV that the plate is ready, which you can then pick up at your local tax collector’s office or tag agency. Find your tax collector by following this link:
Before the new Florida Bay Forever specialty plate is manufactured; 3,000 presale vouchers must be registered within two years of the initial offering date. Plate ranges will not be assigned unless the presale voucher requirement is met.
Once 3,000 vouchers are reserved and the plate goes into production, how long will It take for the plates to be available at my local tax collector's office?
Approximately 12 weeks
What happens if the plate fails to meet the presale voucher requirements within the two-year period?
If the plate fails to meet the minimum presale requirements, you may apply the presale voucher toward a different specialty license plate or apply for a refund for the specialty license plate fee only. Form HSMV 83363 is used to apply for a refund:
You can receive a full refund for your voucher purchase at any time up until it is recorded by the tax collector. Vouchers are submitted to the tax collector in weekly batches every Monday, so please contact us by email as soon as possible if you want to cancel. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your voucher has been recorded by the tax collector form HSMV 83363 is used to apply for a refund for the specialty license plate fee only.
Yes. Instead of going through our website to purchase the vouchers, please compile a list of your vehicles’ current tag numbers and send them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then assist you with the process.
If I currently have a personalized plate; can I transfer my current tags alpha/numeric sequence to my new Florida Bay Forever license plate?
No. Unfortunately, you must have a valid Florida driver’s license to purchase a Florida specialty plate. If you are a new Florida resident, be sure to obtain your Florida driver’s license online at https://www.flhsmv.gov/new-resident/. Once obtained you can order your Florida Bay Forever presale voucher.
Yes, all licensed Florida residents are eligible to reserve a voucher for the Florida Bay Forever license plate.
Yes. In order to do so you will need the other person’s driver’s license number and phone number.
Vouchers are not transferable and will be mailed to the recipients’ current address on file with the Florida Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicle database.
Yes, you can add as many vouchers that you need or want.
Where can I pick up my tag once the initial 3,000 vouchers have been reserved and the plate has been produced?
You can bring your voucher(s) to your local tax collector’s office. Find your tax collector by following this link https://floridataxcollectors.com/your-tax-collector/
Everyone that registers a voucher will receive an e-mail when all 3,000 vouchers have been reserved.
Yes, once the plate is produced, they will be distributed to and available at all Florida tax collector’s offices.
If you have one or multiple tags you want to send as a gift, please email us at info@FloridaBayForever.com with their recipients first and last name along with their driver licenses number and we will take care of the rest for you! We will email you back with how to proceed.