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replacement of lost vehicle registration florida - FL

Is your registration lost, stolen or destroyed? Quickly replace your Florida vehicle registration by getting all of your DMV requirements. There are two different ways in which to order a new duplicate registration in the Sunshine state. You can either stop by in person and visit any FL driver license office, or you may process your replacement from the comfort of your internet connected device by going online. We've described both scenarios in great detail below. We’ll prepare you with all of the important documents, regulations and steps. 

How to Replace Your Lost Florida Registration

You can replace your Florida auto registration using any one of the following methods:

  1. Online at OR



  1. You'll need your driver's license or license plate number or your car's VIN number. 
  2. You must have a social security number.


  1. Click on Florida's Online page.
  2. The first step is to enter your driver license number. Alternatively, you may enter your car's tag/plate number. If you don't have either of these two things, you may enter your car's VIN number
  3. The second step is to enter your DOB (date of birth) AND last the last 4 digits of SSN.
  4. Have your payment for fee ready. Fee is usually $5.00 plus any additional small fee that might be added (such as mailing fee). Regardless, you'll be given the exact cost to replace the registration online.
    •  Forms of payment: All credit cards accepted.
  5. Your new duplicate registration will be sent via mail and should arrive in no more than ten (10) business days.

Note: If you are uncertain of any step or regulation, you may contact the DMV by:

Online form: Send an Online Message
Phone Number: 850-617-2000
For more contact info: Click Here.

In Person


  1. Locate the address of your LOCAL COUNTY'S TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE OR visit a license plate agency.
  2. Once inside the website of your county's web portal, find the section called Motor Vehicle Registration or Driver License (note: every county has a different web design, therefore you might need to spend a few minutes looking for this info).
  3. Write down the physical address and prepare to drive there.
  4. The Fee to have a duplicate registration issued is $5.00

You may use Florida's DMV web contact form if you have any more detailed questions, or call them at 850-617-2000.