Children's Wisconsin license plates

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin plate  

The Children's Wisconsin plate fees include an issuance fee of $15, plus an annual $25 tax-deductible contribution, in addition to the regular registration fee. This contribution goes to the Children's Hospital Foundation.

​Vehicles that​​ qualify

  • automobiles
  • motor homes (annual registration only)
  • motor 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

When you request Children's Wisconsin license plates, you pay:

  • $25 annual donation  The donation may be deductible if you itemize your income tax returns.
  • $15 issuance fee or an annual $15 personalized plate fee, if requested.
  • The regular registration fee for your vehicle if your current plates expire within three months or you have no plates.

At each plate renewal, you will pay the $25 donation and the regular registration fee for non-personalized Children's Wisconsin plates.​

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

How to apply​​

​​DMV Service Centers do not issue Special or Personalized License Plates. You must mail in your application.

To apply for Children's Wisconsin  license plates by mail, please send the following items:

  1. If the vehicle you wish to register with Children's Wisconsin license plates is already titled in your name, send: 

    • A copy of your Certificate of Registration or show the complete vehicle description on the MV2993 Children's Wisconsin License Plates Information and Application
    • $25 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin donation​
    • $15 issuance fee or $15 personalized plate fee
    • The annual registration fee if the current plates expire within the next three months or you have no plates 
  2. If the vehicle is not titled in your name, send: 
    • A completed Wisconsin Title & License Plates Application MV1, or MV11 for dealer sales, including all fees
    • A completed MV2993​ Children's Wisconsin License Plates Information and Application
    • The Certificate of Title assigned to you by the seller
    • $25 Children's Wisconsin  donation​
    • $15 issuance fee or $15 personalized plate 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 payable to: Registration Fee Trust.
  4. Mail with payment to:
  5. ​Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    Special Plates Unit
    P.O. Box 7911
    Madison WI 53707-7911 

Personalized license plates

Personalizing your Children's Wisconsin license plates is optional. A $15 personalized plate fee is required each year in addition to the $25 donation and regular annual registration fee. On the MV2993 Children's Wisconsin License Plates Information and Application, check which option you would like us to follow if your request is not available. Please allow an additional 4-6 weeks for delivery.​

Visit Personalized plate search​ to find out if your choice for a personalized license plate is available. WisDOT may refuse to issue, or may recall after issuance, a request that may be offensive to good taste or decency, misleading or conflicts with any other license plate. For more information, visit personalized and special plates FAQs.

Email  Wisconsin DMV email service
Phone (608) 266-3041