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Plate Purchase/Reserve
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Browse! Browse more than 200 special license plates categorized alphabetically, by type, or search by name - all with convenient thumbnail views to help you make your selection.

Create! Create your personal character combination. Try as many combinations as you like; see the combination displayed on your plate; and, find out if it's available! There's no obligation to buy, so play with the combinations until you find one that really suits you. It's free, it's easy, and it's fun!

Buy it! Buy it right here, right now! Ready to purchase your plate? Please be sure that you have properly titled and registered the vehicle in your name. To purchase license plates, you'll need:
  • Your title number and vehicle identification number (VIN), which are on the vehicle registration card.
  Payment options include:
  • Credit card displaying the Discover, MasterCard, VISA or American Express logo
  • Debit card displaying the MasterCard or VISA logo
  • Bank and check account information to allow DMV to electronically withdraw funds from your checking account.
  View the average time it takes to purchase a plate and complete other transactions.
Helpful Hint:
If your vehicle registration expires this month and you have fewer than 15 days remaining on your current registration, be sure to print an official Internet receipt. This receipt, when carried with your current registration card, will extend your current registration for up to 15 days, allowing DMV time to mail decals for you to display on your current plates until your new plates arrive.

In Northern Virginia areas that require emissions inspections, the inspection station will electronically post the test results to your vehicle record. When purchasing plates, DMV will not ask for emissions information unless your vehicle failed the test or this information has not been received from the inspection station.

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