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Antique Vessel Registration

Antique Vessel Registration
The following requirements must be met in order to be registered as an antique vessels:

  • At least 30 years old
  • Used for non-commercial (recreational) purposes only
  • Powered by the vessel’s original type of power; engine of same year and model that the vessel had originally.

If your vessel meets the requirements, the Application for Antique Registration Form must be submitted to one of our Service Centers. Antique vessels are exempt from an annual registration fee and only pay the service fee of $6.25 annually.

Antique Vessel Decal
A special antique decal may be requested from the DHSMV by completing the Application for Antique Registration Form and mailing it, with a copy of your current vessel registration, to:

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
2900 Apalachee Parkway, MS#72
Tallahassee, FL 32399