Motorcycle and moped license plates

Antique | Collector | Dealer | Disabled | Distributor | Drivers education | Hobbyist | Manufacturer | Moped | Motorcycle | Municipal | State Patrol | U.S. Veteran

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (​WisDOT) issues various license plates to licensed motor vehicle industry businesses. All current design plates issued have the same plate number and do not have validation stickers. All green on antique gold will be replaced by June 2013 and are valid until time of renewal.

Antique mot​​orcycle

Available for 1945 or older model motorcycles that have not been altered or modified from  manufacturer’s original specifications. The motorcycle can only be used for special occasions such as display and parade purposes or for necessary testing, maintenance and storage purposes.  More...

 

Registration period  Non-expiring
Plate expiration Non-expiring
Fee $5
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available?No
Plate color Green on gold
Statutory reference s.341.265
DMV inquiry​AMC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry ​​AQ

Collector motorcycle

Issued for vehicles 20 years or older that have not been altered or modified from  manufacturer's specifications. Must have another Wisconsin registered vehicle used for regular transportation. Cannot be operated during the month of January without a temporary plate.  More...


Registration period  Non-expiring
Plate expiration Non-expiring
Fee One-time $50 collector vehicle issuance fee plus $23 (twice the annual registration fee)
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available?No
Plate color Red on light blue
Statutory reference s.341.266
DMV inquiryC​MC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry ​​CL

Dealer motorcycle

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Call WisDOT Dealer & Agent Section at (608) 266-1425 for inquiries.


 

Registration period  2 years
Plate expiration January, March, May, July, September or November
Fee $150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available?No
Plate color Green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10​, s.341.51
DMV inquiry Not accessible​
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry​​Not accessible

Disabled motorcycle

Issued to persons with a disability that impairs the ability to walk. Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered. More...

Current design issued in 2003


 Design issued before 2003

Registration period  2 years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even number years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated fees)
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available?No
Plate color
Black on white (4" x 7" issued from 2003); green on white (4 3/8" x 8 1/8" issued before 2003)
Statutory reference s.341.25(1)(b)
DMV inquiryDMC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry​​MC


Distributor motorcycle

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered. Call WisDOT Dealer & Agent Section at (608) 266-1425 for inquiries.

 

Current design issued in 2003


Current design issued in 2003

Registration period  2 years
Plate expiration January, March, May, July, September or November
Fee $150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Dealer
Personalized available?No
Plate color Green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10​, s.341.51
DMV inquiryNot accessible
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry​​Not accessible

 

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Drivers education

Issued to schools having a driver education program. Must have insurance filed with WisDOT.

 

Registration period  5 Years
Plate expiration December 31, 2018
Fee $5
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with School
Personalized available?No
Plate color Red on white
Statutory reference s.341.267
DMV inquiryDVC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry ​​SV


Hobbyist motorcycle

Issued for reconstructed or street modified motorcycles 20 years old or older, for replica motorcycles 20 years old or older, or for homemade motorcycles. Must have another vehicle currently registered. Cannot be operated during the month of January without a temporary plate. More...

 

Registration period  Non-expiring
Plate expiration Non-expiring
Fee One-time $50 hobbyist vehicle issuance fee plus $23 (twice the annual registration fee)
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available?No
Plate color Yellow on green
Statutory reference s.341.14(4r), s.341.27(1), s.341.268
DMV inquiryHMC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry​​PE


Manufacturer motorcycle

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered. Call Wis​DOT Dealer & Agent Section at (608) 266-1425 for inquiries.​

 

Current design issued in 2003

 

Design issued before 2003

Registration period  2 years
Plate expiration January, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee $150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Dealer
Personalized available?No
Plate color Green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10​, s.341.51
DMV inquiry Not accessible
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry​​Not accessible

Moped

Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered.

 

Current design issued in 2003


 Design issued before 2003

Registration period2 years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even-numbered years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated fees)
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Vehicle
Personalized available?No
Plate color
Black on white (4" x 7" issued from 2003); green on white (4 3/8" x 8 1/8" issued prior to 2003) 
Statutory reference s.341.25(1)(b)
DMV inquiryMPD
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry MP


Motorcycle (regular)

Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered.


   

Current design issued in 2003


Design issued before 2003

Registration period  2 years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even-numbered years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated rates)
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available?Yes, for an additional $15 per year ($30 for biennial registration)
Plate color Black on white (4" x 7" issued from 2003); green on white (4 3/8" x 8 1/8" issued prior to 2003)
Statutory reference s.341.25(1)(b)​
DMV inquiryCYC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry ​​MC

  

Municipal motorcycle


Registration period  Non-expiring
Plate expiration Non-expiring
Fee $5
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Municipality
Personalized available?No
Plate color Black on straw 
Statutory reference s.341.26(2m)(am) 
DMV inquiryMNC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry ​​MU


State Patrol motorcycle

 

Registration period  Non-expiring
Plate expiration Non-expiring
Fee $5
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Agency
Personalized available?No
Plate color Blue on white with Wisconsin State Patrol logo
Statutory reference​​s.341.26(2m)(am) 
DMV inquiry WSC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry ​​LF

U.S. veteran motorcycle

Available only to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who submit proof of eligibility. NO special parking privileges are provided with the U.S. Veteran motorcycle plate. Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered. More...

 

Current design issued in 2003

 

Design issued before 2003

Registration period  2 years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even-numbered years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated rates) plus $15 issuance fee
Number of plates​One
​Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available?Yes, for an additional $15 per year ($30 for biennial registration)
Plate color Blue and red on white graphic
Statutory reference s.341.14(6w)
DMV inquiryVMC
​​DOJ "TIME" system inquiry ​​MC

 

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