You can help support the arts in Palm Beach County by purchasing a Florida “State of the Arts” license plate. 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.

By purchasing a Florida “State of the Arts” license plate in Palm Beach County, you are making a charitable donation to directly support artists on local projects that benefit and impact our community.

How much does it cost?

You can purchase a Florida “State of the Arts” license plate at any time for $32. The $32 will be a recurring annual fee for as long as you have the specialty plate registered. (If you purchase this plate at the time of your license plate renewal, the $32 will be in addition to your regular renewal costs.)

Where does the money go?

More than half the money from each license plate ($20 of $32) is tax deductible and goes directly to Palm Beach County. Those funds are awarded to Palm Beach County Artists In Residency grantees and used to support other cultural initiatives throughout the county, such as artist- and musician-related programs.

Where can I get one?

To purchase or renew your “State of the Arts” license plate, visit your local Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles service center in Palm Beach County.

For more information, visit the FLHSMV online