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Historical Markers FAQ

  1. How much does a Florida Historical Marker cost?
  2. What is included in the cost of the marker?
  3. What are the dimensions of a historical marker?
  4. How long does it take to produce a historical marker
  5. What happens if I find a damaged historical marker?
  6. What do I do if I have marker in need of restoration?

Q: How much does a Florida Historical Marker cost?
A: The cost of Florida Historical Markers is determined by the amount of text. For a single-sided marker with the same text on both sides of the marker, the cost is $1,900. For a double-sided marker with different text on both sides of the marker, the cost is $2,200. Costs are subject to change, and you will be notified of the current cost after your application is approved by the Florida Historical Marker Council.

Q: What is included in the cost of the marker?
A: The marker cost include the sign, post, and shipping. There is an additional shipping cost for marker shipped to the Florida Keys. 

Historical Marker DimensionsQ: What are the dimensions of a historical marker?
A: Cast aluminum, text area is 30" high by 42" wide; dark blue background; letters and Florida Heritage emblem are white; comes with a 7' concrete post coated with brushed aluminum (three feet of the post goes into the ground).

Q: How long does it take to produce a historical marker?
A: Marker production usually takes 6–8 weeks after the finalized text is submitted to the manufacturer.

Q: What happens if I find a damaged historical marker?
A: If you encounter a damaged historical marker, please contact our office at (850)245-6333. We will need the location of the marker, and digital photos of the marker, if possible.  

Q: What do I do if I have marker in need of restoration?
A: The Division of Historical Resources covers the restoration of all state historical markers. If you known of a marker in need of restoration, please contact our office at (850)322-6505.