Request for new specialty license plate

Comments for 4-H Foundation open until October 19, 2017

Release date:  September 20, 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 Wisconsin 4-H Foundation’s specialty license plate is available for review at wisconsindmv.gov/SpecialGroupReview. Funds from the $25 donation will go toward the 4-H Youth Development program. Public review period will stay open for 30 days, until Thursday, October 19, 2017. All objections will be passed to the legislative Transportation Committees in both houses of the Wisconsin State legislature for consideration and a final decision on the plate’s status.

The new Authorized Special Group license plate process began October 1, 2016 with Wisconsin 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 fill out an objection form to the group's application. This form is available on the DMV website wisconsindmv.gov/SpecialGroupReview.

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 the plates will be discontinued. More on the process is available here.

See the complete list of specialty plates currently offered.

For information, contact:

Shaun Peterson, Special Plates Unit Supervisor
(608)261-2575, Shaun.Peterson@dot.wi.gov