License Plates & Placards
This topic contains state-specific information; to view it, please select the state you are interested in below.
DMV.org provides information about standard license plates, including how to apply for plates, renew license plates, and transfer tags. You can also find the cost of license plates and other relevant information on these pages.
All states require motor vehicles to have license plates issued by the state’s DMV which will be issued when you register your vehicle. Each state also requires license plates be renewed periodically. The length of time your plate is valid varies from state to state.
Lost, stolen, or damaged license plates can be replaced in every state, and often tags can be transferred to another vehicle or owner. Your state’s license plate page provides information about replacing and transferring tags.
Where available, you’ll find links to forms and other essential documents, as well as fees and instructions for completing license plate transactions. You'll also find contact information for your state’s DMV and helpful information to make getting your license plate as smooth as possible.
Let DMV.org help you with your license plates so you can get your car, truck, motorcycle, or RV on the road.Choose a State:
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