Special License Plates in Oklahoma

SUMMARY: Specialty Oklahoma License Plates

Oklahoma special plates are offered for a wide range of interests and subjects. You can order personalized tags, plates for organizations and hobbies, and military plates. You can apply for most plates by mail or in person. Oklahoma does NOT offer a license plate look up service.

Continue reading this page to learn more about specialty plates available from the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OKTC).

NOTE: Looking for disability parking plates? You'll find complete details on our Disability Placards and Plates page.

Personalized Plates in Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, many types of license plates can be personalized with a custom tag number, including plates with various background colors and several special license plates.

You'll pay a fee for a personalized plate IN ADDITION to your registration fees and renewal fees. The fees for standard personalized license plate are:

  • $23 to order.
  • $21.50 to renew.

For complete guidelines and options, see the application forms provided below.

Apply for Personalized Plates

To apply for an OK personalized plate, you'll need:

Submit your application by mail to the address on the form.

Special License Plates

The OKTC offers a wide range of specialty license plates in several categories, including plates for charities, membership groups, colleges, and other organizations.

License plates are available for:

  • Special interests or groups, such as:
    • Boy Scouts of America.
    • Classic or antique vehicles.
    • Environmental Awareness.
  • Schools, colleges, and Greek organizations, for example:
    • Alpha Phi Alpha.
    • OKC Central High School.
    • Oklahoma State University.
  • Civil servants, including:
    • Emergency medical technicians (EMTs).
    • Firefighters.
    • Police officers.
  • Native American Tribes, specifically:
    • The Chickasaw Nation.
    • The Choctaw Nation.

Be sure to review eligibility requirements for the license plate you want. Special license plates may be:

  • Available to anyone who wants to show his or her support.
  • Restricted to members or people affiliated with an organization.
  • Limited to certain types of vehicles, such as antique car plates.

Eligibility information is provided on special plate applications. See below for application information.

Apply for Special Plates

To apply for special and/or personalized license plates in Oklahoma:

  • Choose your desired plate type from the following categories:
  • Complete the appropriate application.
    • The application will be provided when you click on your plate.
  • Provide payment for the plate fee.
  • Gather any required proof of eligibility/supporting documents for your plate.
    • See the application form for requirements.
  • Submit all of the above either in person or by mail (if applicable).
    • See the application form for instructions.

Special Plate Fees

Fees for special license plates in OK vary based on the type of plate you order.

These fees are charged IN ADDITION to your standard registration fees and regular renewal fees.

Below are examples of the fees you can expect to pay for most special plates:

  • Boy Scouts of America license plate:
    • $38 to order.
    • $36.50 to renew.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha license plate:
    • $18 to order.
    • $16.50 to renew.
  • Personalized Chickasaw Nation plate:
    • $23 to order.
    • $21.50 to renew.

Personalization is optional for some license plates and required for others, often with no additional fee.

Fees for all license plates are listed on the relevant application form. See “Applying for Special Plates" above for more information.

OK Military License Plates

Many military license plates are available from the OKTC, including plates for:

  • Branches of military service, such as:
    • United States Army.
    • United States Marine Corps.
  • Combat experience, including:
    • Desert Storm.
    • Vietnam veterans.
  • Military honors, for example:
    • The Distinguished Service Medal.
    • The Legion of Merit.

Some military tags are also available as motorcycle plates.

Eligibility Requirements

Military tags are available only to service members, retirees, veterans, or families with the appropriate proof of eligibility.

Accepted forms of proof vary for each type of plate and are listed on the application.

Apply for Military License Plates

To apply for a military plate:

  • Visit the OKTC military plate page and choose the plate you want.
  • Complete the relevant license plate application.
  • Provide:
    • Payment for fees.
    • Required proof of eligibility.
  • Submit the above items:
    • In person at an OKTC tag office.
    • By mail to the address on the form.

Fees for Military Plates

Plate fees are charged IN ADDITION to regular vehicle registration fees and renewal fees:

  • Most military honor plates are:
    • $11 to order.
    • $9.50 to renew.
  • Most branch of service license plates are:
    • $11 to order.
    • $9.50 to renew.

Some military plates can be personalized.

Complete fee details are provided on the license plate application forms.

Renew, Replace, or Transfer Plates

Renew Specialty Plates

OK special license plates get renewed when you renew your vehicle registration. You will fill out the same application form you used for your original application. The renewal fee will be listed on the form.

You can obtain your renewal decals at either:

  • Your local OK tag office.
  • The Oklahoma Tax Commission office.
    • The address is found on the form.

To renew, you'll need your current special plate number.

For detailed renewal information, see our page on Renewing Your Registration in Oklahoma.

Replace a Special License Plate

If your special Oklahoma plates get lost, stolen, or damaged, take the following steps:

Transfer Special Plates

If you need to transfer your Oklahoma special plates to another car you own, you must:

NOTE: You cannot use this form to transfer any of the following plate types:

  • Prisoner of War.
  • Disabled American Veteran.
  • Gold Star.
  • Vintage.

For the above plates, you must call the Special Plates office at (405) 521-2468.

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