Applying for Special Plates

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All 50 states plus Washington, D.C. have plenty of specialty plates to fit every personality. Once you've picked out the perfect specialty license plate, the next step is to apply for it at your local DMV office. Depending on the type of license plate you've chosen, you may need to provide specific documentation.

  • Many organizational plates require proof of membership, and some even ask that your organization provides the application itself.
  • Military honor and remembrance plates often require proof that you've earned the specific designation you're applying for.
  • If you want an antique or historic license plate, you'll need to show that your vehicle meets your state's qualifications for an antique car.

Ready to apply? Choose your state above and find out how to obtain the license plate you've been waiting for.

NOTE: If you haven't already, you can browse through your state's options on our Types of Special Plates page for your state, too!

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