Wisconsin DMV debuts redesigned Lac Courte Oreilles license plate

​​​Release date: May 17, 2022

​The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offers a license plate redesign for the Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of Lake Superior Indians of Wisconsin. This is the first redesign since the Tribe began issuing license plates in 2010.

The new design features the name of the tribe, its emblem and “Pride of the O​jibwe.” Tribe members will be able to choose either design or one designated for veterans as seen on this DMV webpage​.

Lac Courte Oreilles tribal plates display the registered owner information only on DMV and law enforcement "TIME" system inquires. Both registration and vehicle records are on file with the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department and the Sawyer County Sheriffs Dept. There are currently 811 La Courte Oreilles tribal plates in circulation.

These tribal license plates are issued by Wisconsin Indian tribes and bands to members who reside on the reservation. The State of Wisconsin has reciprocal registration agreements with the Indian tribes and bands in accordance with Wis. Statute section 341.409.

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581, opa.exec@dot.wi.gov