Dealer and other motor vehicle industry license plates

Dealer | Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer | Demonstrator truck/tractor | Distributor | Finance company | Manufacturer | Mobile home dealer | Recreational vehicle dealer | Trailer dealer | Transporter | Wholesaler

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.

Dealer

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number.

Motorcycle version available.
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Dealer license plate 

New design issued 2011


Dealer license plate 

Issued before July 2011

 

Motorcycle/moped version issued 2011 

Motorcycle/moped version issued 2011

   
Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011
Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011

Registration period  2 Years
Plate expirationJanuary, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee​$150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory references.318.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​DLR (new design only)

​“TIME” system inquiry

​DL (new design only)

 

Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer

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Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer license plate     
New design issued 2011

Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer license plate     
Issued before July 2011

Registration period  1 Year
Plate expirationDecember 31
Fee​$10
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.341.51(2m)
DMV inquiry​DMT (new design only)
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

Demonstrator truck/tractor

Required on loaded unit weight in excess of 8,000 pounds.
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Demonstrator truck/tractor license plate     
New design issued 2011

Demonstrator truck/tractor license plate before July 2011     
Issued before July 2011

Registration period  1 Year
Plate expiration
Fee​20% of fee prescribed in s.341.25(2)
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.341.25(2)
DMV inquiry​DMO (new design only)
​“TIME” system inquiryDL (new design only)

 

Distributor

Distributor license plate issued 2011     
New design issued 2011

Distributor license plate before July 2011        
Issued before July 2011

Distributor Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011 Distributor Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011        
Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011

Registration period  2 Years
Plate expirationJanuary, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee​$150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51   
DMV inquiry​WHC (motorcycle), WHL (new designs only)
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

Finance company

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Finance company license plate issue 2011     
New design issued 2011

Finance company license plate issued before July 2011        
Issued before July 2011

Registration period  1 Year
Plate expirationDecember 31
Fee​$75 for first plate plus $5 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.341.57
DMV inquiry​FIN (new design only)
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

Manufacturer

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number.

Motorcycle version available.

Manufacturer license plate issued 2011     
New design issued 2011

Manufacturer license plate issued before July 2011        
Issued before July 2011

Manufacturer Motorcycle/moped license plate issued before July 2011 Manufacturer Motorcycle/moped license plate issued before July 2011        
Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011

Registration period  2 Years
Plate expirationJanuary, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee​$150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​MCM (motorcycle), MFR
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

Mobile home dealer

Department of Safety and Professional Services. Call (608) 264-9597 for inquiries.
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Mobile home dealer license plate issued 2011     
New design issued 2011

Mobile home dealer license plated before July 2011        
Issued before July 2011

Registration period  2 Years
Plate expirationJanuary, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee​$150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​Not accessible
​“TIME” system inquiry ​Not accessible

 

Recreational vehicle dealer

Recreational vehicle dealer license plate issued 2011     
New design issued 2011

Recreational vehicle dealer license plate before July 2011        
Issued before July 2011

Registration period  2 Years
Plate expirationJanuary, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee​$150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​RVD (new design only)
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

Trailer dealer

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Trailer dealer license plate issued 2011     
New design issued 2011

Trailer dealer license plate before July 2011        
Issued before July 2011

Registration period  1 Year
Plate expirationDecember 31
Fee​$75 for 2 plates plus $5 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.341.51
DMV inquiryTLD (new design only)​
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

Transporter

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Transporter license plate issued 2011 

New design issued 2011

Transporter license plate before July 2011        
Issued before July 2011

Registration period  1 Year
Plate expirationDecember 31
Fee​$75 for 2 plates plus $5 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.341.51(1), s.341.51(2)
DMV inquiry​TRP (new design only)
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

Wholesaler

Wholesaler license plate issued 2011 

Issued 2011

Registration period  2 Years
Plate expirationJanuary, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee​$150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates​One

Plate color

​Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​DLR (new design only)
​“TIME” system inquiry ​DL (new design only)

 

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