Where do I get one?
You can purchase an "State of the Arts" license plate at your local tag agency
.How much does it cost?
At license plate renewal time, the plate costs $32 over the cost of your regular renewal rate. To purchase any other time, the cost is merely $32.
Where does the money go?
$20 of the $32 the plate costs is tax deductible and gets returned back to Broward County.
Broward County Ranks First Again In Florida Arts License Plate Sales
In the state of Florida there is a wide variety of specialty license plates to choose from. When you purchase a specialty license plate, you are not only showing your support, but you are also making a financial contribution to your favorite cause. Since 1995 when the Florida ‘State of the Arts’ license plate was first introduced, the arts have received more than $6.6 million dollars. When you purchase your specialty plate in Broward, the funds are returned to the Broward Cultural Division.
Since 1995, the Broward Cultural Division has received more than $1.3 million, and the funds have been earmarked for the development of the project Artspace, an artist’s live/work environment in Broward.
Artspace Projects, Inc., a Minneapolis-based not-for-profit real estate developer for the arts, contracted with Broward County for development of this project. Due to their partnership with Lennar Homes, Inc., civic groups, city and county commissions, and the Cultural Division the Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts provide affordable housing for artists. There are 37 units, from studios to three-bedroom apartments, for artists and their families. The Sailboat Bend artist’s lofts site includes the historic West Side School which has been restored as the new home of the Broward County Historical Commission. The project also incorporates community meeting space for civic groups and exhibition space for artists.
Funds collected through the sale of these specialty plates are distributed to the counties where the plates are sold and are used to support arts organizations, programs, and activities within that county.
Artist Stephen Kline, whose exhibitions are displayed worldwide, designed the multi-color Florida ‘State of the Arts’ tag. New plates may be obtained, in person, through the Department of Motor Vehicles tag offices or by requesting them by mail registration. Individuals who lease vehicles may ask their dealer for the plate.
Purchase of this specialty license plate will support Broward County arts, please visit your local auto tag agency.
Click here to view more information and links for the Arts License Plate
Call the Department of Highway Safety Motor Vehicles 1-850-617-2000.
To contact the Specialty License Plate office call 1-850-617-3870.