Update from Scott Randolph

UCF, Endless Summer and UF Top the List of New Plates Sold in 2017

Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph today announced the most popular specialty license plates sold through his office, which has seven locations in Orange County. The University of Central Florida (1,117 new plates sold), Endless Summer (583) and University of Florida (373) were the three most popular new plates sold to customers in 2017. Helping Sea Turtles Survive (346), Florida State University (267), Army (261), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (221), Marine Corps (220), Save Our Seas (182) and Protect Our Oceans (171) round out the top 10.

The University of Florida, University of Central Florida and Florida State University represent the most total specialty license plates on the road in Orange County, a position the three universities have held since the State of Florida began releasing data online in 2011.

There are currently 135 different specialty license plates in Florida registered to more than 1.5 million vehicles. The University of Florida (97,209 plates), Helping Sea Turtles Survive (77,311) and Florida State University (73,265) are the most popular plates statewide.

Specialty license plates are authorized by Florida Statutes and range in fees from $15 to $25 which benefit the plate’s sponsoring organization. To have a new plate manufactured, the requesting organization must pre-sell 1,000 plates statewide within a 24-month period after the plate is authorized by the State. The State’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) monitors the sale of all existing plates. Existing plates that fall below 1,000 statewide sales are placed on probation and subject to deauthorization.

To purchase a specialty license plate in Orange County, visit any one of the Tax Collector’s seven tag agencies. Visit octaxcol.com to find a location near you.

Top 10 Specialty License Plates in Orange County

2017 Ranking 2016 Ranking Specialty Plate Number of Plates on the Road in Orange County New Plates Sold in 2017 in Orange County
1 1 University of Florida 6,729 373
2 2 University of Central Florida 5,503 1,117
3 3 Florida State University 4,284 267
4 4 Helping Sea Turtles Survive 3,543 346
5 5 Endless Summer 2,854 583
6 7 Marine Corps 2,270 220
7 6 Save the Manatee 2,248 136
8 9 Army 2,180 261
9 8 Protect Wild Dolphins 2,082 122
10 10 Protect the Panther 1,915 70