License Plates & Placards in Oklahoma
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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.
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.
The fee for a personalized plate in Oklahoma is $22.00 for a new personalized plate and $21.00 for annual renewal.
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
- Oklahoma History
- National Rifle Association
- U.S. Olympics
- Boy or Girl Scouts
- Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma
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.
Or, mail the application, along with copies of the title and registration, to:
- Oklahoma Tax Commission
- Motor Vehicle Division
- Accounting Section
- 2501 Lincoln Blvd.
- Oklahoma City, OK 73194-0013
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 a one-year registration, or $85.50 for a 10-year registration. Payment is due at the time of the application. If you're mailing the application, add $2 to the registration fee to cover mailing costs.
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. Fees run from as little as $2 up to $28 and are collected in addition to your annual tag fee or initial registration fee.
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.
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.
The state does not require Oklahoma residents to return their license plates after relocating to another state. Learn more on our OK License Plate Surrender page.
Other Topics in This Section
- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
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