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Special Plates

Virginia offers more than 200 special plates that enable people with a common interest to identify or promote themselves or their cause. Many of our special plates represent the military, emergency personnel, fraternal orders and civic or community organizations. However, special plates also represent a variety of other groups such as colleges and universities, conservationists, hobbyists and amateur radio enthusiasts.

Personalized Plates

In addition to displaying special plates, motorists can add a personalized character combination to their plates using up to seven characters. Personalized plates cost just $10 a year in addition to the vehicle registration and special plate fees.

Before you create your personalized plate character combination, please review DMV's Personalized Plate Guidelines and Restrictions. After that, you can create a personalized character combination for your vehicle.

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You can review DMV's special plates or you can make your purchase now. Just click the option below that you prefer.

If you prefer to purchase your new plates by mail or by visiting a customer service center, complete a License Plate Application, VSA-10.