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  • License Plates & Placards in Oklahoma

    Oklahomans may say it with flowers in their gardens and homes, but on the turnpikes, highways, and byways, they like to say it with personalized and specialty license plates.

    Surrendering Your Plates in Oklahoma

    The Motor Vehicle Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission does not require residents to return their license plates after relocating to another state. However, you must surrender your plates if you have cancelled your insurance coverage and do not plan on transferring them.

    Personalized License Plates

    A personalized plate is created by the person registering the vehicle. With a personalized plate, you are allowed to choose the letters or numbers that will be displayed on your license plate. You cannot duplicate an existing plate, but you may make up your own combination of letters.

    You may choose from a variety of background colors for your personalized plate. You are not obligated to have both a personalized and a specialty plate; you may have a personalized plate only. See Oklahoma Specialty License Plates for sample colors.

    Fees

    The fee for a personalized plate in Oklahoma is $22 for a new personalized plate and $21 for renewal.

    Specialty License Plates

    A specialized license plate is a license plate that carries, in addition to the unique set of letter/number combination, an additional insignia, logo, or identifying mark from a group, service club, organization, or branch of the military or law enforcement.

    There are over 100 specialty plates available in Oklahoma, here are just a few:

    • Antique and Classic Car
    • Fight Breast Cancer
    • Humane Society
    • Ducks Unlimited
    • Heart of the Heartland
    • Environmental Awareness
    • 4-H Club
    • Balloonists
    • Oklahoma History
    • National Rifle Association
    • U.S. Olympics
    • Boy or Girl Scouts
    • Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma
    • NASCAR

    Antique Plates

    To qualify for antique or classic plates, a vehicle must be at least 25 years old and used primarily for antique exhibitions, parades, and related activities.

    Only the title holder may apply for the plates. To apply, complete a notarized Application for a Classic Vehicle License Plate (Form 763), and take it along with the title and registration to your local tag agent.

    Or, mail the application, along with copies of the title and registration, to the address on the form.

    If your vehicle is required to have insurance, bring its proof of insurance to the tag office, or mail a copy of it along with your other paperwork.

    Registrations cost $18.50 for registrations lasting 1 year, or $85.50 for a registration lasting 10 years. Payment is due at the time of the application. If you're mailing the application, add $3 to cover mailing costs.

    Fees

    The fees for specialized license plates vary. In some cases, a portion of the fee will go to the group featured on the specialized plates.

    You can view the full list of specialized plates and the applicable fees Specialty Plates Form Index and you may download a copy of the form Oklahoma Specialized License Plate Request.

    Hearing Impaired

    If you are hearing impaired and would like to have a specialized license plate stating that you are, just let your tag agent know when you register a new vehicle or pay your annual renewal fees.

    There is no charge for a hearing impaired specialized license plate.

    Disabled Placards and Plates

    Oklahoma has a placard and plates available to disabled persons that allow them or their drivers to legally park in spaces marked "Disabled" or "Handicapped Parking."

    Visit our Drivers with Disabilities section for exact ordering instructions and fees.

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