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 plates issued prior to February 5, 2018 have the same plate number and do not have validation stickers. 
  • All plates issued on or after February 5, 2018 have alpha character(s) following the last digit of the plate number, and do not have validation stickers. Sample plate images below:​

Motor Vehicle Dealer Plates  

 Delaer MV        New design issued 2018  


Dealer license plate         Motor vehicle issued before February 2018


 

Motorcycle/Moped Dealer Plates

Dealer Cycle plate         New design issued 2018

Motorcycle/moped version issued 2011             Motorcycle/moped issued before February 2018

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.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​MV (motor vehicle), MC (motorcycle)

 


Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer

      New design issued 2018

Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer license plate        Issued before February 2018     

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

Plate color

​Black on aluminum
Statutory reference s.341.51(2m)
DMV inquiry​DMI

 

Demonstrator truck/tractor

Required on loaded unit weight in excess of 8,000 pounds.
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        New Truck-Tractor design issued 2018

        New Truck design issued 2018

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
Statutory reference s.341.25(2)
DMV inquiry​DMO

 

Distributor

        New design issued 2018


Distributor license plate issued 2011        Issued before February 2018       

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
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51   
DMV inquiryD​MV (motor vehicle), DC (motorcycle)

 

Finance company

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        New design issued 2018

Finance company license plate issue 2011        Issued before February 2018       

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
Statutory reference s.341.57
DMV inquiry​FIN

 

Manufacturer

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number.

        New design issued 2018

Manufacturer license plate issued 2011        Issued before February 2018        

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
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiryMMV (motor vehicle), ​MCM (motorcycle)

 

Recreational vehicle dealer

        New design issued 2018


 

Recreational vehicle dealer license plate issued 2011        Issued before February 2018

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
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​RV

 

Trailer dealer

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        New design issued 2018


 

Trailer dealer license plate issued 2011        Issued before February 2018        

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
Statutory reference s.341.51
DMV inquiryTLD

 

Transporter

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        New design issued 2018


 

Transporter license plate issued 2011        Issued before February 2018

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
Statutory reference s.341.51(1), s.341.51(2)
DMV inquiry​TRP

 

Wholesaler

        New design issued 2018


 

Wholesaler license plate issued 2011Issued before February 2018

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
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry​WHL

 

Mobile home dealer

Department of Safety and Professional Services. Call (608) 264-9597 for inquiries.

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