How much do personalized license plates cost?
Personalized license plates, otherwise known as vanity, courtesy, custom, or prestige license plates, have become very popular in the
Getting vanity plates is fun. It makes a personal statement about the owner of the vehicle. Another benefit is that your personalized plates make your vehicle very easy to identify when parked in a crowded lot.
Coming up with a unique license plate can be somewhat difficult. It’s time to give your creative side a workout. Make sure that your message isn’t offensive or something that will send the wrong message to other drivers. For safety reasons, you may want to avoid using your first name on your license plate. Try to think of a message that involves your hobbies, your position at work, a nickname or a fun fact about you.
In most states, you can visit the Department of Motor Vehicles Web site and enter your choices to see if they are available. If you have a valid credit card, you may even be able to order the custom plates of your choice online.
|Alabama||Regular registration fee $23 plus additional $50 for personalized plate|
|Alaska||$30 plus cost of regular registration fee|
|Arizona||Standard plates can be personalized for free|
|Arkansas||Ranges from $5 to $55, may include a donation to the group sponsoring the plate design|
|California||Ranges from $49-$98|
|Colorado||A one-time fee of $60 upon approval and a $25 fee will be collected each year thereafter for regular personalized plates|
|Connecticut||$90 or $50-$145 for a special plate background|
|Delaware||$40 annual fee, vanity plates $40, specialty plates $35-$50|
|Florida||$12 plus annual renewal fee|
|Georgia||Annual renewal fee $20, special plate fee $25, manufacturing fee $25|
|Hawaii||$25 in addition to all regular fees and taxes|
|Idaho||$25 and $15 annual renewal fee|
|Illinois||$47 plus registration fee|
|Indiana||Additional $30 for personalized plates, annual personalized license plate fee of $48|
|Iowa||$25 initial fee, $5 annual validation fee|
|Kansas||$46 plus additional vehicle registration fees|
|Kentucky||$25 personal plate application fee and $15 registration fee|
|Louisiana||$25 per year in addition to the regular registration fee, plus a one-time $3.50 administrative fee and $8 handling fee|
|Maine||$25 vanity plate fee plus annual registration fee|
|Maryland||$25 for initial plate, then $25 renewal fee in addition to standard registration fees|
|Massachusetts||$20-$50 plus regular renewal fees|
|Michigan||$30 plus standard registration fee|
|Mississippi||$31 plus standard fees|
|Missouri||$15 plus standard fee. A $15 reservation fee and EUAS (if applicable) are required for each year the plate is renewed.|
|Nevada||Initial cost $36, annual fee $20|
|New Hampshire||Registration fee plus $40 initial plate fee and $4 reflector plate fee per plate ($8 for a set)|
|New Jersey||$50, in addition to the regular registration fee|
|New Mexico||$17 initially and upon each regular registration renewal|
|New York||Initial custom plate fee $50-$81.50, renewal fee: $31.25-$62.50|
|North Carolina||Additional annual fee of $30|
|North Dakota||$25 yearly fee|
|Ohio||$50 in addition to the standard registration and permissive tax fees|
|Oklahoma||$23 original or replacement, $21.50 renewal|
|Oregon||2-year fee $10-$50, 4-year fee for new vehicles $20-$100|
|Pennsylvania||$20 plus standard registration|
|Rhode Island||Backgrounds: $67.50-$81.50, Plain: Fee by weight + $90 x 2|
|South Carolina||$30 plus the registration fee|
|Tennessee||$35 plus standard registration fees|
|Texas||$55-$195 plus vehicle registration fees|
|Utah||Personalized plate cost is determined by each plate type, but is generally $55|
|Vermont||Additional $10 for plates and $38 fee annually along with registration fee|
|Virginia||$10 along with annual registration fee|
|Washington||$49.75 plus standard licensing fees|
|Wisconsin||$15 yearly in addition to regular annual registration fee|
|Wyoming||$30 and a renewal fee is require annually along with regular annual registration fees|
|Washington DC||$100 initial fee, $25 for replacement|
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