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An applicant must first title their vehicle and have a regular Class A plate issued on that vehicle. No requests will be accepted unless the Division has a record of that vehicle and current plate. Personalized plates are issued for Class A vehicles only - automobiles, trucks, weighing under 10,000 pounds, and motorcycles.
A personalized plate will be issued if the Division of Motor Vehicles determines:

  • The requested choice is available
  • The requested choice is not obscene or possibly offensive
  • The requested choice does not conflict with a regular series license number

  • You may select up to:
  • eight (8) characters for Standard or Scenic
  • six (6) characters for 9-11, Wildlife, or Motorcycle and up to five (5) for Patriotic plates
  • The minimum number of characters allowed is two (2)
  • Symbols, punctuation marks, and numbers 1 to 2000 are not allowed

  • Once a personalized plate is issued, it may continue to be reserved yearly if the fees are paid when required. A personalized plate can be transferred to another vehicle in the original registrant's name or from husband to wife or wife to husband. When the applicant receives the personalized plate, the currently assigned regular plate and registration must be returned within ten days. If application is being returned for correct fees, approved choice is only reserved for 30 days from date of send back. All requests for personalized plates must be submitted, in writing, on this form to the Division.
  • Motorcycle license plates are limited to six spaces and cannot be issued on the scenic graphic.