Arts License Plate

Florida State of the Arts License Plate

Buy the plate and support LOCAL artists, arts organizations and programs in Hillsborough County. Introduced by the Florida State Legislature in 1994, this speciality license plate raises funds for programming that benefits local arts and cultural projects across the state. Ask for the Florida “State of the Arts” license plate when you buy your tag and $20 of your specialty plate fee will directly support your LOCAL arts.

How much does it cost?
You can purchase Florida’s “State of the Arts” license plate at any time for a $53 fee in addition to your registration fee. 

Where does the money go?
$20 of every plate fee is tax deductible and gets returned back to the county in which it was purchased. In Hillsborough County, the Arts Council uses your $20 to fund programs and services in visual, performing and literary arts.

How to Buy One

Want to purchase a Florida Arts License Plate? Find the nearest tag agency to you. To buy the arts plate at any time other than your renewal time, simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot. 

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Who Designed that Plate?

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County conceived the project as a way to raise much needed funds for local arts agencies and coordinated its approval through the Legislature. The State of the Arts tag was designed in 1994 by Hillsborough County artist, Stephen Kline. His design was chosen by an independent panel from among submissions by artists throughout the state.