How do I order personalized plates and vanity plates in Minnesota? Minnesota

MN Personalized Plates, Vanity Plates and License Plates

Before applying for a custom license plate, you'll first need to settle on a license plate number. Before deciding, keep in mind you'll need to adhere to the following requirements:

  • A maximum of seven characters.  
  • No plates with all numbers; you must have at least one letter.
  • One hyphen or space may be placed between adjoining characters. 
  • A hyphen or space counts as one character.
  • The DVS will reject any submission it deems as offensive.
  • The DVS will not issue a plate number that's already in use. 
When you're ready to apply for a personalized plate, submit to the DVS:

  • A completed Application for Special Plates. This can also be downloaded from the DVS's website. 
  • Payment for $100 application fee and $8.50 filing fee.  

You can either submit in person, or by mailing to:

    Driver and Vehicle Services
    445 Minnesota St.
    Suite 164
    St. Paul, MN 55101 

The registration expiration date for these plates will depend on vehicle type.

Minnesota Specialty Plates

The DVS offers a long list specialty plates, including military service, college affiliations and contribution plates. The application process is the same as above, except that the fees will vary by license plate type.

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