Types of Special License Plates in Georgia

SUMMARY: Types of Georgia Special License Plates

Georgia license plates come in many designs and types, including personalized prestige plates and plates for causes and organizations, such as charities and colleges. You may also be eligible for military tags or antique hobby plates for your classic car.

Keep reading for details about types of special license plates available from the GA Department of Revenue (DOR) Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).


Personalized Prestige Plates in GA

In Georgia, personalized license plates are available, called Special Prestige License Plates.

Your custom tag number must follow GA DOR regulations to be approved. The license plate number:

  • CAN:
    • Be up to 7 characters (including spaces).
      • Some plate types, like motorcycle plates, have fewer available spaces.
    • Contain letters, numbers, and spaces.
    • Use punctuation or symbols.
    • Be the same as an existing license plate.
    • Use profane or obscene language.
    • Defame or make fun of a person or group.
    • Incite violence or refer to criminal activity.
    • Falsely identify you or your vehicle (for example, your license plate message cannot be “POLICE").
    • Violate copyright laws.

The fees for personalized prestige plates are:

For application details, visit our Applying for Special License Plates in GA page.

Organization and College Plates

Georgia has a number of different plates that you can get to show your support for various organizations and causes, including plates for:

  • Charitable and non-profit organizations.
  • Colleges.

Organizational & Special Cause Plates

The GA DOR issues organizational plates for you to show your support for special causes and charitable organizations. The plate selection includes:

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta plates.
  • Georgia Aquarium license plates.
  • Rotary International tags.

Organizational plate fees may vary. However, a typical example is the Georgia Aquarium license plate, which costs:

Proceeds from most charity plates go towards the organizations that sponsor the plates or a related charity.

For a complete list of special cause license plates and their fees, see the GA DOR website.

For application details, see our Applying for Special License Plates page.

Collegiate Plates

License plates are available for Georgia universities, out-of-state schools, and Greek organizations. Some available plates include those for:

  • Emory University.
  • Georgia State University.
  • University of South Carolina Alumni.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

GA collegiate plate fees can differ depending on the college, but most are:

Fees for in-state university plates help support undergraduate scholarships at the college you've chosen. Fees for out-of-state university plates go to the GA State Treasury.

For a complete list of collegiate plates and their fees, visit the GA Department of Revenue website.

To learn more about applying for collegiate plates, visit Applying for Special License Plates.

Alternative Fuel Plate

You can get an Alternate Fuel Vehicle plate from the GA DOR if you have an alternate fuel license AND a primary location to get one of the following:

  • Compressed natural gas or propane.
  • Ethanol.
  • Electricity or solar energy.

Fees for the alternative fuel plate in Georgia are charged when you order AND renew your tags:

For information about applying for alternative fuel tags, visit Applying for Special License Plates.

Military License Plates in GA

Military license plates are available from the GA DOR for military branches, conflicts, and honors, for example:

  • General veteran license plates, including:
    • The Ex-POW license plate.
    • The Pearl Harbor Survivor plate.
  • Air Force veteran plates, such as:
    • The Air Force Cross license plate.
    • The Korean War plate.
  • Army veteran tags, for example:
    • The Global War on Terrorism plate.
    • The Silver Star license plate.
  • Coast Guard veteran plates, including:
    • The Desert Storm tag.
    • The Retired Coast Guard plate.
  • Marine veteran tags, such as:
    • The Defense Superior license plate.
    • The Purple Heart plate.
  • Navy veteran plates, for example:
    • The Bronze Start plate.
    • The Navy Cross tag.

You'll find a complete list of military plates on the Georgia DOR Motor Vehicle Division website.

To be eligible for a GA military plate, your service record must reflect the branch, conflict, and/or award represented by the license plate you're applying for.

NOTE: The Gold Star Family plate is available to immediate surviving family members of a service member lost while serving in the U.S. military.

Fees for Military Plates

A military license plate is issued for free. You'll still pay standard registration fees unless you have a tax exemption.

If you want an additional military plate for another vehicle you own, you'll pay:

  • A $25 fee to order the plate.
  • A $20 plate registration fee.
  • Other registration fees (e.g., tax), if applicable.

You'll also pay $20 PLUS registration renewal fees to renew the additional plate.

Visit our Applying for Special GA License Plates page for application instructions.

Antique Plates in Georgia

You can order a hobby antique license plate from the GA DOR if your vehicle is:

  • One of the following:
    • A private passenger car.
    • A truck under 14,000 lbs.
    • A motorcycle.
  • Made to look like or is older than 25 years old.

The fees for historical license plates in Georgia are:

Visit Applying for Special License Plates for application information.

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