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Upgrade to the FAU specialty license plate and
we’ll send you a $28 check to cover the upgrade fee.

Follow these four easy steps:

  1. Upgrade to the FAU tag in person at your local tax collector’s office or by mail.
  2. Make a copy of your new auto registration.
  3. Print and complete the FAU voucher by June 30, 2014.
  4. Email the copy of your auto registration showing an upgrade to the FAU specialty plate, a photo of your plate, and the FAU voucher to OR mail to:
    FAU Office of Alumni Relations 
    Attention: Owls Plate Program 
    777 Glades Road, FA 207 
    Boca Raton, FL 33431

That’s it! A $28 check will be mailed to you.

When you purchase or renew your FAU license plate, proceeds
directly benefit FAU's scholarship fund, which has received
more than $750,000 from the plate program so far.

Thank you to all of our PROUD OWLS who already have an FAU license plate!

Email a photo of you with your plate to (include your name and address), and we’ll send you an FAU flash drive keychain.

Personalize Your Plate

Getting a personalized FAU plate takes just a few extra steps. Simply fill out the application and submit it to your local tax collector’s office. The application will be reviewed and approved by the state to ensure that no obscene or objectionable words or phrases are being used. If it's accepted, you should be able to pick up the new plate at your county tax collector's office in about 45 days. You'll need to surrender your old plate at that time. The personalized plate cost a small yearly, in addition to regular renewal and the FAU specialty plate fee.

Gift Certificate Program

Birthdays, holidays, special days ... you can celebrate with the plate every day. The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles has authorized the issuance of specialty license plate gift certificates. This new program allows anyone to purchase an FAU specialty license plate as a gift for a motor vehicle registrant living in Florida.

How it works: Upon payment of the annual use fee, a gift certificate may now be purchased at an authorized motor vehicle office (e.g., state motor vehicle office, local tax collector office, or a licensed tag agent) for the FAU specialty license plate. At the time of purchase, a receipt will be provided and a credit will be issued in the name of the gift recipient, which can then be redeemed by the recipient at the time the specialty license plate is purchased.

You do not have to purchase and redeem the certificate at the same office. The gift certificate is not required to be presented to redeem the credit, just proper identification (i.e. Florida driver’s license or ID card). Once a gift certificate is purchased, the $25 fee is given to the University's scholarship fund; therefore, refunds are not available for gift certificates.

Please remember that in Florida, most registrations are renewed on the birth date of the registrant, so these gift certificates can also be a great birthday gift.

*To find the address of your nearest tax collector’s office go to or call 800-922-9000. For mail-in renewal with upgrade: Your additional payment for upgrade to the specialty plate is $55 for one year or $82 for two years ($28 one-time upgrade fee, $27 annual renewal fee). Add the appropriate amount to your normal renewal fees and indicate on the form that you wish to upgrade to the FAU Specialty Tag. For online renewal with upgrade: an additional $8 processing fee is added (online upgrade total is $63 for first year).

RESTRICTIONS: The $28 voucher is nonrefundable and is redeemable only toward the initial upgrade to the FAU Specialty License Plate (subject to verification). Maximum value of $28, must be submitted within one year of initial upgrade and received in the FAU Alumni Relations office prior to expiration date of voucher. This voucher is intended to cover a portion of the initial specialty license plate charge. The FAU Alumni Relations office is NOT responsible for paying annual renewal fees or any future fees incurred. This offer is not valid on existing FAU Specialty License Plates (including logo updates), or for license plate upgrades prior to July 31, 2012. This voucher may not be combined with any other offer. Voucher expires June 30, 2014.

For more information, call the FAU Alumni Relations office at 561.297.1172 or email


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