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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation’s Protect Florida Whales Plate

Three Ways to Get Your Plate

1. Order Your Protect Florida Whales plate online by filling out the form below.
2. Renew your HBOI specialty plate online by clicking  here .
3. Visit your tax collector office. Find your local tax collector office by clicking here
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Several whale species can be found in Florida waters, including the most endangered of all great whales: the North Atlantic right whale. Designed by marine life artist Wyland, the Protect Florida Whales license plate supports protection of these endangered species through public education and conservation. Plate proceeds also fund FAU Harbor Branch's 24/7 emergency response for whales that become stranded. 

Click here to learn more about Protect Florida Whales Research

Watch a short video to learn more about our whale research, education and outreach. Click here to check out our other license plates.



 Order your Protect Florida Whales plate today


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If you are ordering a plate online, a representative from Indian River County Tax Collector will contact you to begin the ordering process. If you would like to personalize your plate, the contact representative from Indian River County Tax Collector will be able to assist you.

Plate Cost

-Within 3 months of your current plate renewal period: $58 AND your annual renewal fee

-Not within 3 months of your current plate renewal period: $69.60 (this includes a $11.60 replacement license fee) 


Granted through the  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation,  the proceeds from sales of these license plates support innovative and applied research involving animals, ecosystems and issues of importance to the people of Florida