Collector special license plates

Vehicle collector license plate

Eligibility

Collector special license plates are available to any Wisconsin motorist who has one or more vehicles registered with Collector plates. They may be issued to a vehicle of any age used for general transportation. The applicant for Collector special plates must be an owner or lessee of the vehicle.

Vehicles that qualify:

  • automobiles
  • motor homes (annual registration only)
  • trucks
    • 4,500, 6,000 or 8,000 pounds gross weight including dual purpose farm and dual purpose motor home
    • 12,000 pounds gross weight farm truck

Things you should know:

  • A $15 issuance fee is required.
  • The regular annual registration fee for the vehicle type is collected.
  • Collector Special plates feature the same design as standard plates except they display the words "Vehicle Collector" at the bottom.
  • Your first Collector Special plate will have the same number as your collector number.
  • Subsequent vehicles registered with Collector Special plates will have your collector number plus a letter suffix.
  • Collector special plates cannot be personalized, other than the Collector number and suffix.

For more information, visit personalized and special plates FAQs​.

How to apply:

Collector Special license plates are not available at local DMV customer service centers. To apply, send the following items:

  1. If th​​​​e vehicle you want to register with Collector special plates is already titled/registered in your name, send:
    • A written request for Collector Special plates and a copy of your Certificate of Registration, or submit form MV1 Wisconsin Title & License Plates Application with Sections A "Vehicle Owner Information," B "Vehicle Information" and G "CLS" (Collector Special) completed​
    • $15 issuance fee
    • The annual registration fee if current plates expire within the next three months or you have no plates
  2. ​​If the vehicle is not titled/registered in your name, send:
    • ​​A completed Wisconsin Title & License Plates ApplicationMV1, or MV11 for dealer sales, including all other fees due
    • A written request for Collector Special plates, including your regular Collector license plate number, or submit form MV1 with Sections A "Vehicle Owner Information," B "Vehicle Information" and G "CLS" (Collector Special) completed
    • The Certificate of Title assigned to you ​by the seller
    • $15 issuance fee
    • The annual registration fee if you do not have plates or your current plates expire within the next three months
  3. Make the check or money order made payable to Registration Fee Trust​.
  4. Mail with​ payment to:

    ​Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    Special Plates Unit
    P.O. Box 7911
    Madison WI 53707-7911

​For more information:

​Special Plates Unit
Email Wisconsin DMV email service
Phone (608) 266-3041
Fax (608) 267-5106