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Broward Tags is your place to assist with registering, renewing, and getting your license plate for your commercial trucks. Commercial Vehicles are not owned by the government and has a Gross Vehicle Weight of 26,001 lbs. It can also have three or more axles regardless of weight or being used in combination of a vehicle and trailer; when the weight of everything exceeds 26,001 pounds gross vehicle weight.

Commercial Driver License Requirement

If you operate a vehicle with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 26,001 pounds or more, transport hazardous materials, or carry 15 or more passengers (including the driver), you will need a CDL (Commercial Driver License) and all applicable endorsements.


Combined bodily liability and property damage liability (Combined Single Limit or CSL) coverage amounts required are based on the declared GVW. When registering, you will need to show your policy listing the actual amount of CSL coverage
  • 26,001-34,999 lbs GVW = $50,000 coverage
  • 35,000-43,999 lbs GVW = $100,000 coverage
  • 44,000-80,000 lbs GVW = $300,000 coverage.

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)

If the declared GVW is 55,000 lbs. or more, proof of filing, payment, or exemption of HVUT (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) must be shown prior to issuance of a registration. Heavy trucks involved in intrastate commerce (only driven in Florida) and interstate commerce (driven in Florida and any other state) are both subject to HVUT. The owner should complete IRS Form 2290 (Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return), including Schedule 1 (Schedule of Heavy Highway Vehicles), and submit payment to the IRS.

If the vehicle was purchased within the last 60 days, you are not required to show proof of payment of HVUT for the issuance of the first registration.

Customer-Declared GVW

A heavy truck is a vehicle that weighs more than 5,000 lbs. and is registered by the gross vehicle weight. It must be used to carry or pull with a trailer; goods other than the personal effects of the passengers.

If the GVW is between 26,001-80,000 lbs.; the heavy truck is considered a commercial vehicle. If the vehicle travels only in Florida then two plates are issued, having the plate that shows your decal appearing on the front of the vehicle.

If the vehicle is a truck-tractor or just a tractor, you will be issued one plate that displayed on the front of the vehicle.

A half-year rate may be requested when the GVW is between 15,000-80,000 lbs. The semi-annual registration periods are from December 1st to May 31st and June 1st to December 31st.