Date sent: March 23, 2017
Using Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) new process for sponsoring an Authorized Special Group license plate, the application for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation’s specialty license plate is available for review at
wisconsindmv.gov/specialgroupreview. Funds from the $25 donation will go toward the Wisconsin Children’s Hospital Foundation and support child-life programs, like art therapy, which are not covered by insurance. It will also go toward needed supplies and equipment to advance ground-breaking research for children. For more information about Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, please visit their
Public review period will stay open for 30 days, until April 23, 2017. All objections will be passed to the standing chairs of the Transportation Committees in both the Senate and Assembly for final decision on the plate’s status.
Authorized Special Group license plate process began October 1, 2016, with Act 227. When a group applies for a specialty plate, DMV will make the public aware of the application and invite individuals with objections to the authorization of the group to fill out an objection form. This form is available on the DMV website at
To apply for an Authorized Special Group license plate, groups must pay a $15,500 fee for development costs and collect signatures from 500 Wisconsin residents who intend to purchase the special plates. If authorized, the group must maintain 500 valid special plate registrations after three years, or DMV will discontinue issuing the plates.
More information on the process is available.
A complete list of specialty plates currently offered is available at the
Wisconsin DMV website.
For more information, contact:
Christina Braddy, Section Chief
NOTE: Only the website with .gov is the official state website. Others with .org and .com are not official and may have extra charges for forms or list information that is dated or incorrect. In addition to the expanding services on its website, WisDOT connects with customers on