Personalized plate search

​​WisDOT offers personalized messages for many standard design license plates and a variety of special plates for autos, light trucks, motorcycles and motor homes. Depending on the type of plate, personalized messages can be from one to seven letters and/or numbers.

Process for personalization

  • Use the personalized plate search to check the availability of a personalized plate message​
    • "Plate not available" means the message is assigned to a vehicle or determined to be misleading or offensive
    • "Plate available" will be reviewed on receipt of the application
  • Complete the ​ personalized plate application
    • Use letters and/or numbers; do not use symbols, punctuation, or include spaces
    • The letter O is always replaced with the number zero (0)
    • Lowercase letters are not available on license plates; all letters will be issued as uppercase
  • Make check or money order payable to: Registration Fee Trust
  • Mail all required items to:
    Special Plates Unit
    P.O. Box 7911
    Madison, WI 53707-7911


  • WisDOT cannot guarantee that your plate choice will be available at the time your application is processed
  • Plates may be refused if the message is considered misleading or offensive
  • Local DMV service centers do not process the personalized plate applications

Click Start Now below to check personalized plate availability

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This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.


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