Keeping the Lights On License Plate

Keeping The Lights On

The Keeping the Lights On plate recognizes the work of Wisconsin utility workers and it available to anyone for an issuance fee of $15. Personalized plates are available for an additional $15 every year

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 the Keeping the Lights on license plate, you pay:

  • $15 issuance fee or 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.

For more information, visit personalized and special plates FAQs.

How to apply

Local DMV customer service centers do not have the Keeping the Lights On license plate for immediate issue but can process applications and the plates will be mails. Temporary plates will be issued, if needed.

To apply for Keeping the Lights On license plates by mail, please send the following items:

1. If the vehicle you wish to register with Keeping the Lights On license plates is already title in your name, send:

  • A copy of your certificate of registration or show the complete vehicle description on the MV2995 Keeping the Lights On License Plates and Information Application
  • $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 Plate Application MV1, or MV11 for dealer sales, including all fees
  • A completed MV2995 Keeping the Lights On License Plates Information and Application
  • The Certificate of Title assigned to you by the seller
  • $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

3. Make the check or money order payable to: Registration Fee Trust  

4. Mail with payment to:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Special Plates Unit
PO BOX 7911
Madison, WI 53707-7911

Personalized license plates

Personalizing your Keeping the Lights On license plate is optional. A $15 personalized plate fee is requires each year in addition to regular annual registration fee. On the MV2995 Keeping the Lights On 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 our if your choice for a personalized license plate is available. WisDOT may refuse to issue, or recall after issuance, a request that may be offensive to good taste or decency, misleading of conflicts with any other license plate. For more information, visit personalized and special plates FAQs.

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