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 specialty 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.

Where does the money go?
$20 of every plate fee is tax-deductible and gets returned 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 buy a Florida Arts License Plate? Check our referral site to find the nearest government auto tag agency to you. To buy the arts plate at any time other than your renewal time, simply visit your local auto tag office, turn in your current plate and receive your new one on the spot. 

PLEASE NOTE: Beware of third-party sites that offer to sell you State of the Arts license plates. All specialty plate orders are fulfilled by official county tax collectors and all tags/registrations are mailed directly from them.   


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.