How to Get a Transporter Tag in Florida

by Luther Blissett

Florida law requires that businesses that regularly transport unregistered vehicles pay a license tax and be fitted with a special "Transporter" license plate. Transporter licenses are valid for one year from the date of issue and are a different color from the license plates normally issued in Florida. Applicants for the transporter license must complete an application form and provide proof that the business has at least 100,000 dollars in liability insurance coverage.

Step 1

Navigate to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website and print the transporter license application form. The form is available on the "Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, Vessels Forms" page. The form is also available at Florida license plate agency locations.

Step 2

Enter the address for the transporter business and the number of transporter plates required on the application form. Complete the application form by signing and dating it at the bottom.

Step 3

Obtain proof of the required 100,000 dollars in liability insurance coverage from the insurance provider. Additionally, make a copy of the transporter company's business tax receipt statement. Both items are required when submitting the transporter license application.

Step 4

Obtain a cashier's check in the amount of $126.40 to cover the cost of taxes and fees for the license.

Step 5

Submit the completed application form along with the supporting documents and check to a local Florida plate agency or county tax collector's office as they are both given the power by law to collect the tax charged on the license. Use the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office locations directory to view a listing of all the plate agency and tax collector's offices in each county. Do not visit any location marked in the directory as "Driver License Services Only" as these locations will not accept the completed form.

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