Over the summer, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 676 to help create a new 30A specialty license plate for Florida motorists. The 30A tags cost $33, with all proceeds being donated to support Scenic Walton, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes projects designed to improve the quality of life in Walton County.
3,000 vouchers must now be sold before Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles will manufacture the 30A tags. Vouchers can be purchased at 30Atag.com or at any Florida Tax Collector’s Office.
“Money raised by the new tags will help promote beautification and safety projects throughout all of Walton County, not just along the beach,” said Leigh Moore, Scenic Walton’s Executive Director. “We work to improve the landscaping in roadway medians, reduce litter, promote underground utilities, expand infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, and other projects that enhance the quality of life for Walton County residents and visitors.”
The team asked Walton County locals and 30A’s 1.5 million social media fans to help select the final tag design, which was created by Gulf Coast native, Jake Meyer. The winning design depicts the blue 30A logo against a subtle silhouette of Western Lake, one of Walton County’s most famous vistas.
“Of course, we have amazing beaches here, as do many Florida towns, but our coastal dune lakes really are unique to Walton County,” said Mike Ragsdale of The 30A Company. “I think our community made an excellent choice.”
“This is the only specialty tag that generates revenue exclusively for community projects here in Walton County,” added Moore. “So everyone who buys an official 30A / Scenic Walton tag for their vehicle will help preserve Walton County’s beauty.”