License Plates

St. Johns Riverkeeper Executive Director Jimmy Orth (center) and Jumbo Shrimp GM Howard Craw (right), holding up the design for the special Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp license plate. The baseball field in the background.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp hopes to offer fans a special team license plate if the team can get enough orders. 

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Florida’s NASCAR fans may want to race over to their DMV offices this week.

The state is offering a newly redesigned specialty license plate for racing fans.

Three race cars rounding the banked turn of the Daytona speedway adorn the new NASCAR plates.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles says local tax collectors and tag offices should have the new plates in stock by the end of this week.

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles / FLHSMV.gov

Lawmakers took steps Thursday that could cancel a fifth of the specialty license plates available in Florida but also advanced 26 more designs for motorists to pre-order.

House and Senate committees backed higher thresholds for plates to qualify to be produced and for the current 122 tags to remain on the road.

At the same time, the Senate Transportation and House Economic Affairs committees moved a wide range of tags toward pre-sale for Panhellenic organizations, non-profits, environmental endeavors and professional sports teams.