Florida Legislature (Statute 320.08058 (19)) authorized the creation of a Specialty License Plate to promote the conservation and protection of Florida’s sea turtles. The Sea Turtle License Plate became available for purchase in February of 1998.
Proceeds from the plate are deposited in the Marine Resources Conservation Trust Fund and are used to support the state’s sea turtle recovery program. The license plate provides $500,000 in funding annually to the state’s Marine Turtle Protection Program.
The plate also provides a small grants program to help fund non-profit groups, educational facilities and local governments working to protect sea turtles in Florida.