Pinellas County Tax Collector Offers No-Cost Specialty License Plate Upgrade in Honor of Heart Month

Image of the Stop Heart Disease specialty license plate

The “Stop Heart Disease” Florida specialty tag benefits the Florida Heart Research Foundation.

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Thanks to a special promotion, Pinellas drivers can show their heart on their license plate, at no cost.

The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is partnering with the Florida Heart Research Foundation in February 2019 in honor of Heart Month. Drivers who visit the Tax Collector’s office in February 2019 and switch to the “Stop Heart Disease” license plate will be eligible for a rebate of up to $85. This covers the cost of the first year of the specialty plate annual use fee, Florida’s original/replacement license plate fee, and processing fees. Future renewal revenue goes to the Florida Heart Research Foundation for cardiovascular disease, education, and prevention. To receive a rebate check, drivers must mail a voucher form along with a copy of their receipt to the Florida Heart Research Foundation.

Drivers who take advantage of this special offer also drive home with one free “Stop Heart Disease” gift of their choice, including a t-shirt, pedometer, lunch tote, and more. Aren’t ready to commit to a new plate? You’ll get a small thank you gift for donating $1 or more to “Stop Heart Disease” during your office visit.

“We are proud to join forces with the Florida Heart Research Foundation to put the brakes on heart disease,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and is responsible for one out of every four deaths. Each year, about 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack.

The Florida Heart Research Foundation supports cutting-edge research to save lives and funds heart disease education and prevention efforts. For more information about the organization and the “Stop Heart Disease” license plate, visit

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ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. For more information, visit