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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 320.08
320.08 License taxes.Except as otherwise provided herein, there are hereby levied and imposed annual license taxes for the operation of motor vehicles, mopeds, motorized bicycles as defined in s. 316.003(2), tri-vehicles as defined in s. 316.003, and mobile homes, as defined in s. 320.01, which shall be paid to and collected by the department or its agent upon the registration or renewal of registration of the following:
(1) MOTORCYCLES AND MOPEDS.
(a) Any motorcycle: $13.50 flat, of which $3.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) Any moped: $6.75 flat, of which $1.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(c) Upon registration of any motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or moped there shall be paid in addition to the license taxes specified in this subsection a nonrefundable motorcycle safety education fee in the amount of $2.50. The proceeds of such additional fee shall be deposited in the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund to fund a motorcycle driver improvement program implemented pursuant to s. 322.025, the Florida Motorcycle Safety Education Program established in s. 322.0255, or the general operations of the department.
(d) An ancient or antique motorcycle: $8.50 flat, of which $3.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(2) AUTOMOBILES OR TRI-VEHICLES FOR PRIVATE USE.
(a) An ancient or antique automobile, as defined in s. 320.086, or a street rod, as defined in s. 320.0863: $10.25 flat, of which $2.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) Net weight of less than 2,500 pounds: $19.50 flat, of which $5 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(c) Net weight of 2,500 pounds or more, but less than 3,500 pounds: $30.50 flat, of which $8 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(d) Net weight of 3,500 pounds or more: $44 flat, of which $11.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(3) TRUCKS.
(a) Net weight of less than 2,000 pounds: $19.50 flat, of which $5 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) Net weight of 2,000 pounds or more, but not more than 3,000 pounds: $30.50 flat, of which $8 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(c) Net weight more than 3,000 pounds, but not more than 5,000 pounds: $44 flat, of which $11.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(d) A truck defined as a “goat,” or any other vehicle if used in the field by a farmer or in the woods for the purpose of harvesting a crop, including naval stores, during such harvesting operations, and which is not principally operated upon the roads of the state: $10.25 flat, of which $2.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. A “goat” is a motor vehicle designed, constructed, and used principally for the transportation of citrus fruit within citrus groves or for the transportation of crops on farms, and which can also be used for the hauling of associated equipment or supplies, including required sanitary equipment, and the towing of farm trailers.
(e) An ancient or antique truck, as defined in s. 320.086: $10.25 flat, of which $2.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(4) HEAVY TRUCKS, TRUCK TRACTORS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT.
(a) Gross vehicle weight of 5,001 pounds or more, but less than 6,000 pounds: $60.75 flat, of which $15.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) Gross vehicle weight of 6,000 pounds or more, but less than 8,000 pounds: $87.75 flat, of which $22.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(c) Gross vehicle weight of 8,000 pounds or more, but less than 10,000 pounds: $103 flat, of which $27 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(d) Gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, but less than 15,000 pounds: $118 flat, of which $31 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(e) Gross vehicle weight of 15,000 pounds or more, but less than 20,000 pounds: $177 flat, of which $46 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(f) Gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more, but less than 26,001 pounds: $251 flat, of which $65 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(g) Gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more, but less than 35,000: $324 flat, of which $84 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(h) Gross vehicle weight of 35,000 pounds or more, but less than 44,000 pounds: $405 flat, of which $105 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(i) Gross vehicle weight of 44,000 pounds or more, but less than 55,000 pounds: $773 flat, of which $201 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(j) Gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, but less than 62,000 pounds: $916 flat, of which $238 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(k) Gross vehicle weight of 62,000 pounds or more, but less than 72,000 pounds: $1,080 flat, of which $280 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(l) Gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds or more: $1,322 flat, of which $343 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(m) Notwithstanding the declared gross vehicle weight, a truck tractor used within a 150-mile radius of its home address is eligible for a license plate for a fee of $324 flat if:
1. The truck tractor is used exclusively for hauling forestry products; or
2. The truck tractor is used primarily for the hauling of forestry products, and is also used for the hauling of associated forestry harvesting equipment used by the owner of the truck tractor.

Of the fee imposed by this paragraph, $84 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.

(n) A truck tractor or heavy truck, not operated as a for-hire vehicle, which is engaged exclusively in transporting raw, unprocessed, and nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural products within a 150-mile radius of its home address, is eligible for a restricted license plate for a fee of:
1. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is less than 44,000 pounds, $87.75 flat, of which $22.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
2. If such vehicle’s declared gross vehicle weight is 44,000 pounds or more and such vehicle only transports from the point of production to the point of primary manufacture; to the point of assembling the same; or to a shipping point of a rail, water, or motor transportation company, $324 flat, of which $84 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.

Such not-for-hire truck tractors and heavy trucks used exclusively in transporting raw, unprocessed, and nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural products may be incidentally used to haul farm implements and fertilizers delivered direct to the growers. The department may require any documentation deemed necessary to determine eligibility prior to issuance of this license plate. For the purpose of this paragraph, “not-for-hire” means the owner of the motor vehicle must also be the owner of the raw, unprocessed, and nonmanufactured agricultural or horticultural product, or the user of the farm implements and fertilizer being delivered.

(5) SEMITRAILERS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT; SCHOOL BUSES; SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES.
(a)1. A semitrailer drawn by a GVW truck tractor by means of a fifth-wheel arrangement: $13.50 flat per registration year or any part thereof, of which $3.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
2. A semitrailer drawn by a GVW truck tractor by means of a fifth-wheel arrangement: $68 flat per permanent registration, of which $18 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) A motor vehicle equipped with machinery and designed for the exclusive purpose of well drilling, excavation, construction, spraying, or similar activity, and which is not designed or used to transport loads other than the machinery described above over public roads: $44 flat, of which $11.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(c) A school bus used exclusively to transport pupils to and from school or school or church activities or functions within their own county: $41 flat, of which $11 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(d) A wrecker, as defined in s. 320.01(40), which is used to tow a vessel as defined in s. 327.02(39), a disabled, abandoned, stolen-recovered, or impounded motor vehicle as defined in s. 320.01(38), or a replacement motor vehicle as defined in s. 320.01(39): $41 flat, of which $11 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(e) A wrecker that is used to tow any nondisabled motor vehicle, a vessel, or any other cargo unless used as defined in paragraph (d), as follows:
1. Gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, but less than 15,000 pounds: $118 flat, of which $31 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
2. Gross vehicle weight of 15,000 pounds or more, but less than 20,000 pounds: $177 flat, of which $46 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
3. Gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more, but less than 26,000 pounds: $251 flat, of which $65 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
4. Gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more, but less than 35,000 pounds: $324 flat, of which $84 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
5. Gross vehicle weight of 35,000 pounds or more, but less than 44,000 pounds: $405 flat, of which $105 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
6. Gross vehicle weight of 44,000 pounds or more, but less than 55,000 pounds: $772 flat, of which $200 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
7. Gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, but less than 62,000 pounds: $915 flat, of which $237 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
8. Gross vehicle weight of 62,000 pounds or more, but less than 72,000 pounds: $1,080 flat, of which $280 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
9. Gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds or more: $1,322 flat, of which $343 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(f) A hearse or ambulance: $40.50 flat, of which $10.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(6) MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE.
(a) Under nine passengers: $17 flat, of which $4.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $1.50 per cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) Nine passengers and over: $17 flat, of which $4.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $2 per cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(7) TRAILERS FOR PRIVATE USE.
(a) Any trailer weighing 500 pounds or less: $6.75 flat per year or any part thereof, of which $1.75 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) Net weight over 500 pounds: $3.50 flat, of which $1 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $1 per cwt, of which 25 cents shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(8) TRAILERS FOR HIRE.
(a) Net weight under 2,000 pounds: $3.50 flat, of which $1 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $1.50 per cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) Net weight 2,000 pounds or more: $13.50 flat, of which $3.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $1.50 per cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(9) RECREATIONAL VEHICLE-TYPE UNITS.
(a) A travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer, as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b), that does not exceed 35 feet in length: $27 flat, of which $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(b) A camping trailer, as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)2.: $13.50 flat, of which $3.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(c) A motor home, as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)4.:
1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat, of which $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat, of which $12.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(d) A truck camper as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)3.:
1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat, of which $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat, of which $12.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(e) A private motor coach as defined by s. 320.01(1)(b)5.:
1. Net weight of less than 4,500 pounds: $27 flat, of which $7 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
2. Net weight of 4,500 pounds or more: $47.25 flat, of which $12.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(10) PARK TRAILERS; TRAVEL TRAILERS; FIFTH-WHEEL TRAILERS; 35 FEET TO 40 FEET.
(a) Park trailers.Any park trailer, as defined in s. 320.01(1)(b)7.: $25 flat.
(b) A travel trailer or fifth-wheel trailer, as defined in s. 320.01(1)(b), that exceeds 35 feet: $25 flat.
(11) MOBILE HOMES.
(a) A mobile home not exceeding 35 feet in length: $20 flat.
(b) A mobile home over 35 feet in length, but not exceeding 40 feet: $25 flat.
(c) A mobile home over 40 feet in length, but not exceeding 45 feet: $30 flat.
(d) A mobile home over 45 feet in length, but not exceeding 50 feet: $35 flat.
(e) A mobile home over 50 feet in length, but not exceeding 55 feet: $40 flat.
(f) A mobile home over 55 feet in length, but not exceeding 60 feet: $45 flat.
(g) A mobile home over 60 feet in length, but not exceeding 65 feet: $50 flat.
(h) A mobile home over 65 feet in length: $80 flat.
(12) DEALER AND MANUFACTURER LICENSE PLATES.A franchised motor vehicle dealer, independent motor vehicle dealer, marine boat trailer dealer, or mobile home dealer and manufacturer license plate: $17 flat, of which $4.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(13) EXEMPT OR OFFICIAL LICENSE PLATES.Any exempt or official license plate: $4 flat, of which $1 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(14) LOCALLY OPERATED MOTOR VEHICLES FOR HIRE.A motor vehicle for hire operated wholly within a city or within 25 miles thereof: $17 flat, of which $4.50 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund; plus $2 per cwt, of which 50 cents shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
(15) TRANSPORTER.Any transporter license plate issued to a transporter pursuant to s. 320.133: $101.25 flat, of which $26.25 shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
History.s. 6, ch. 7275, 1917; s. 1, ch. 7737, 1918; RGS 1011; s. 5, ch. 8410, 1921; s. 3, ch. 10182, 1925; CGL 1285; ss. 1, 2, ch. 13888, 1929; s. 1, ch. 14656, 1931; s. 3, ch. 15625, 1931; s. 3, ch. 16085, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 1285(1); ss. 1, 2, ch. 18030, 1937; CGL 1940 Supp. 1285(2); s. 1, ch. 20310, 1941; s. 1, ch. 20507, 1941; s. 1, ch. 24272, 1947; s. 1, ch. 25393, 1949; s. 3, ch. 28186, 1953; s. 1, ch. 59-312; s. 2, ch. 59-351; s. 1, ch. 59-387; s. 1, ch. 61-116; s. 1, ch. 63-528; s. 6, ch. 65-190; s. 1, ch. 65-257; s. 1, ch. 65-332; s. 1, ch. 67-187; ss. 24, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 71-300; s. 3, ch. 72-339; s. 1, ch. 73-197; s. 1, ch. 73-244; s. 4, ch. 73-284; s. 1, ch. 74-243; s. 9, ch. 75-66; s. 2, ch. 76-135; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 2, ch. 77-395; s. 3, ch. 78-353; s. 5, ch. 78-363; s. 126, ch. 79-400; s. 14, ch. 81-151; s. 4, ch. 81-209; s. 6, ch. 82-97; s. 52, ch. 83-3; s. 1, ch. 83-19; s. 21, ch. 83-318; s. 5, ch. 85-81; s. 51, ch. 85-180; s. 11, ch. 85-309; s. 5, ch. 85-343; ss. 3, 12, ch. 87-161; s. 28, ch. 87-198; s. 2, ch. 88-410; s. 67, ch. 89-282; s. 3, ch. 89-320; s. 2, ch. 90-194; s. 65, ch. 93-120; s. 1, ch. 93-228; ss. 40, 51, ch. 94-306; s. 3, ch. 94-315; s. 19, ch. 96-413; s. 5, ch. 97-58; s. 9, ch. 97-300; s. 7, ch. 98-324; s. 24, ch. 99-248; s. 6, ch. 99-385; s. 7, ch. 2001-279; s. 6, ch. 2006-172; s. 3, ch. 2009-14; s. 16, ch. 2009-71; s. 20, ch. 2010-223; s. 16, ch. 2010-225.