Plate expiration month chart

Month Plate Type
Non-expiring

Antique
Collector
Historic military vehicle
Hobbyist
Medal of Honor
Municipal
Official
Semi-trailer
State owned
State Patrol

February* Farm truck
​March

• ​Motor Home

​April​* Motorcycle (including Disabled)
* Moped
Recreational vehicle trailer
​June​† "ZA" trailer
» School bus
​December•​ Bus (insert)
• Trucks (insert)
• Tractors (insert)
• Trailers (insert)
• Transferable trailer
» Special "X"
» "BX" bus
» Driver education Special "UX"
Special "Z"
Farm trailer
For-hire auto ("ZZ")
Human service vehicle ("ZY")
Transporter
Demonstrator
Finance company
Trailer dealer

Auto plates, most specialty plates, and light truck plates expire in every month.

• Vehicle type eligible for quarterly registration if registered gross weight is greater than 8,000 pounds
* Two year registration period. Registration period expires on the last day of April, even years.
» Registration period expires June 30, 2018 for School bus; all others expire December 31, 2018. Five-year registration period.
† Optional 6 year registration for fleets of 100 or more vehicles

Dealer group plates

The following plates have expirations expiring in January, March, May, July, September or November:

  • Dealer
  • Distributor
  • Manufacturer

Questions?
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