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What you need for Apply for a special license plate
There are special license plates available to people with unique qualifications such as government, military service, medical or disability, as well as vanity plates. These plates require an application and supporting documentation and can't be ordered online.
- Your registration must be active and in good standing.
- You must be the registered owner of the vehicle.
Fees for Apply for a special license plate
Fees for special plates vary. Refer to the RMV's Schedule of Fees for specific fees.
How to apply Apply for a special license plate
Depending on the plate you'd like to order, you must complete an application and you may need to provide documentation. Refer to the plates manual to determine if the plate you'd like to order is available at an RMV Service Center.
Most service centers accept cash, check, money order, and credit or debit cards. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.
Many of these special plates can be ordered by mail. If your plate must be ordered, please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.
You can mail your completed application to the address listed on the applicable application.
More info for Apply for a special license plate
Certain special plates for motorcycles are also available. Special plates are randomly assigned (except for vanity plates). You can't request a particular plate number or keep your current plate number.