License Plates & Placards in Wisconsin
Compare Insurance Rates in 3 Easy Steps
1. Start Your Quote:
You'll get your standard Wisconsin license plate when you title and register your vehicle, which is fine; however, sometimes we want to shake things up a bit and show our personalities with our license plates.
Luckily, Wisconsin offers specialty, personalized, Tribal, and even disabled license plates.
Wisconsin wants to help you show your support, whether it's for a sports team or occupation, and they have a number of specialized license plates to let you do just that.
Here is a listing of the different specialized license plates available in Wisconsin:
- Green Bay Packers
- Ducks Unlimited
- Lao Veteran
- Automobile Hobbyist
- Endangered Resources Support
- Celebrating Children
- University of Wisconsin
- U.S. Veteran
- Various Military Groups
- Wisconsin National Guard
- Specially designed Vehicle
- Police Officer
- Rescue and EMT
Visit Wisconsin's Special License Plates page for specific ordering and fee information.
You may order personalized license plates (also known as vanity plates) on the regular Wisconsin license plate or on a number of the specialized license plates.
Before ordering, use the DMV's personalized plate lookup to check a plate number's availability.
Wisconsin has "reciprocal registration agreements" with a number of Indian tribes and bands. If you are registered, you may order Tribal license plates.
Visit Wisconsin's Tribal/Indian Band License Plates page for specific ordering and fee information.
Wisconsin motorcycles, too, may have both personalized and specialized} license plates, and Wisconsin offers several options, as well as ordering information, on their Motorcycle License Plates page.
If you have been determined to be disabled by a health care professional, either as a permanent disability or as a temporary disability, if your disabling condition meets specific requirements set by law, you may qualify for disabled parking license plates or a disabled parking identification placard.
Refer to our Drivers with Disabilities section for specific instructions.
To qualify for antique license plates your vehicle must:
- Be 1945 or older
- Be free of alterations or modifications
- Be driven only for display, parades, maintenance and storage purposes
To apply, you must submit:
- An Antique License Plate Application along with a letter articulating your intentions
- A check or money order for $5
If you just purchased the vehicle or if the title is from out-of-state, here's what to submit:
- Either the assigned Wisconsin title or out-of-state title
- A check or money order for $5 registration fee
- Sales tax, if applicable
- Wisconsin Department of Transportation
- Special Plates Unit
- P.O. Box 7911
- Madison, WI 53707-7911
Antique plate questions? Call: (608) 266-3041.
Wisconsin does not want your plates back if you move out of state. Keep the plates until you've registered in your new state, and then either destroy your Wisconsin plates or recycle them through your new state.
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
Your Opinion Matters To Us!Send Feedback
We put a lot of effort into making our content helpful & accurate. Please let us know if you see something that isn't clear or correct; we are here to ease any frustrations you may have while navigating DMV topics. We are not a government agency, please reach out to your local DMV, insurance agent, or respective professional for further assistance on specific situations.