Get Licensed to Support the Environment!Currently three plates are offered and individually represent the coastal, central and western regions of the state. Proceeds from the sale of over 50,000 environmental license plates have funded more than $16 million in environmental protection and education projects. From Provincetown to Pittsfield, approximately $1 million in grants is awarded annually to fund a diverse array of environmental efforts.
Preserve the Trust PlatesThe cost of a new "Preserve the Trust" environmental specialty plate is $40 in addition to RMV registration fees. At initial purchase, $28 is a tax deductible contribution that goes directly to the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to support environmental programs/projects with a focus on water and water-related issues. The remaining $12 is a one-time only fee to cover the manufacturing expense of the plate.
- Renew your plate every two years and the entire $40 goes to the Trust and is tax deductible. (This is in addition to the standard registration fee the Registry of Motor Vehicles collects at the time of renewal.) The plates are available at your local Registry of Motor Vehicles or you can renew an existing plate online.