Vanity Plates

Important Note

The time period to submit comments on which standards should be used to determine the plate messages that are appropriate for display on vanity plates is now closed. The DMV is in the process of reviewing all comments received. During this review period the DMV is not accepting new vanity plate applications. Updates will be posted here when they become available.

Vanity plates are available in either the standard wave or optional sailboat plate design. Plates can be reserved online. Costs are listed in the DMV Plate Fee Table.

Online Vanity Plate Reservation Service

You will need a Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit card. This online vanity plate service is available only for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles under 9001 lbs.

    Order Your Vanity Plate Online

    Things to Know

    • Available in the standard wave or optional sailboat design.
    • Additional registration and transfer fees will be due when you pick up your vanity plates at the DMV.
    • Annual registration fees for vanity plates are higher than traditional plates. Costs are listed in the DMV Fee Table.
    • A passenger vehicle vanity plate can be any combination of two to six letters or up to six letters and numbers.
    • A motorcycle vanity plate is any combination of two to five letters and numbers that is not already registered to a motorcycle, passenger or commercial vehicle.
    • For a commercial vehicle under 9001 lbs, a vanity plate is any combination of two to six letters and numbers that is not already registered to a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or commercial vehicle.

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