Personalized License Plate
Information and Application
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How to apply
 If you choose 7 or fewer characters, you
may request up to 2 spaces between any
of the characters. Indicate this request with
diagonal lines as shown here. (This does
not apply to a motorcycle plate.)
A P P L Y 4 7
Motorcycle Only: if you choose
5 characters, no spaces are allowed.
 Use capital letters or numbers. The letter O and the
number zero are the same. The following are not
acceptable: small letters, symbols, signs, hyphens,
apostrophes, etc. Carefully distinguish between:
letters L or I and number 1, letter S and number 5,
letter G and number letter Z and number 2,
letter B and number letter U and letter V.
 Provide a meaning for your request,
i.e. what does this represent?
 For personalized plate message availability, please
visit: wisconsindmv.gov/personalizedplatelookup
 If the vehicle that you wish to register
with personalized plates is already
titled in your name, send:
Registration or complete the vehicle
description on the application.
A $15 personalized plate fee plus the
annual registration fee if the current
plates expire within the next 3 months
for auto, truck or motor home plates.
A $30 personalized plate fee plus biennial
registration fee if plates expire within the next
3 months for motorcycle or farm plates.
 If the vehicle is not titled in your name, send:
A completed title application:
MV1 (Private Sale) or MV11 (Dealer Sale);
The title assigned to you.
All required fees, including
annual registration fee;
Additional $15 personalized plate fee;
 Make check or money order payable
to: Registration Fee Trust.
 Mail all required items to:
Special Plates Unit
P.O. Box 7911
Madison, WI 53707-7911
Vehicles that qualify
Personalized plates are available for:
An automobile.
A motor home (Annual registration only).
A private truck, dual purpose motor home
or dual purpose farm truck that has a
gross weight of 8,000 pounds or less.
A farm truck that has a gross weight
of 12,000 pounds or less.
A motorcycle.
Fees needed
A $15 annual personalized plate fee for
auto, truck, or motor home plates.
A $30 personalized plate fee for motorcycle
or farm plates (biennial registration).
The annual registration fee, if your
current plates expire within 3 months.
Plates required in 2 days
To legally operate your vehicle, you must display
license plates within two business days of purchase.
If you do not have current plates, apply to a DMV
Customer Service Center or an agent authorized
by DMV to obtain a temporary plate while your
personalized plate order is processed. An agent
may charge a plate fee and/or service fee.
Personalized plate information
A $15 personalized plate fee is required each
year in addition to the annual registration fee.
If you wish to just reserve the plates at this
time, leave the Vehicle Information section
blank and check box Reserve Only (Plates
will be reserved for 2 years only).
WisDOT may refuse to issue or may recall
after issuance a request that is misleading or
No refund or adjustment will be made for
a change of choice or spacing after the
plate has been ordered or if the application
is unclear or incorrectly completed.
Plates will be mailed 3 4 weeks after you
If you have questions about this application:
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Email: special-plates.dmv@dot.wi.gov
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Personalized License Plate Application
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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Release of non exempt information
Under Wisconsin open records law, the
Wisconsin Department of Transportation must
provide information from its records to requesters.
If you do not want your name and address
included in requests we receive for ten or
more records, you may ask the department
to withhold your name and address from
those lists by checking the box below:
Opt Out
ADA – The Wisconsin Department
of Transportation complies with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Check options
If all personalized choices are not available:
Return my plate application and fee.
Call or Email me.
Plate type:
Auto, truck, farm truck or motor home
Vehicle you wish to register with personalized plates.
Reserve personalized plate only (Valid for 2 years only)
(Applicant Signature) (Date)
Release of personalized plates
I authorize the reissuance of my personalized
plate number to the applicant listed above.
(Signature of Owner Releasing Plate)
New owner - please check one:
Have plates in good condition in my possession.
Need new plates issued.
No credit of registration fees or personalized
plate fee from former owner is allowed.
1st Choice
Meaning of First Choice
2nd Choice
Meaning of Second Choice
3rd Choice
Meaning of Third Choice
1st Choice
Meaning of First Choice
2nd Choice
Meaning of Second Choice
3rd Choice
Meaning of Third Choice
Current License Plate Number
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Driver License Number
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 0 11 12 13 14
FEIN (if company owned)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Telephone Number where you may be
reached 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Address City State ZIP Code
Invisible disability notice to law enforcement form:
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