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No there is a same year of registration time limit to transfer to the new plate but if it was a personalized plate and it is still available you can reclaim that tag paying the normal fee.
If you are buying a new vehicle you will have to pay the $225 new vehicle fee but if you can prove the old vehicle is no longer on the road and you disposed of it you can claim that to replace the fee.
If the vehicle was registered in the current year you can register it in your name without paying the fee.
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On the newer plate you could transfer it during the period it was good. A new fee will have to be paid to register this vehicle now.
If this is a private party sale is the vehicle currently registered in Florida?
Tell me about the previous vehicle and what happened to it, if you have an armed forces affiliation and if the new vehicle is currently titled to a family member.