State of the Arts License Tag

Drive the Arts to Success

Buy the plate and support LOCAL artists, arts organizations and programs in Charlotte 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.

History of the design of the plate.

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. The State of the Art project was a way to raise much needed funds for local  arts agencies which received approval through the Legislature.

How much does it cost?

You can purchase a Florida “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 Charlotte County, the Arts & Humanities Council uses your $20 to fund programs and services in visual, performing and literary arts.

How do I purchase a plate?

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. Get more information on Florida’s State of the Arts license plate from

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