Florida Boater Registration Discount

The State of Florida passed the Beacon Bill (HB711) which reduces Florida state vessel registration fees for recreational vessels which are equipped with an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) by 25% each year.

In order to qualify, the 406 MHz EPIRB or PLB must be properly registered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and proof of the beacon registration must be provided in person at your local Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle office.

For more information, please visit the Vessels EPIRB and PLB Incentives page on the Florida HSMV website: