Before Getting Started

  • Make sure that you have properly titled and registered the vehicle in your name.
  • Make sure the address on your registration card is your current address.
  • Vehicles that are leased, in a trust or registered by a business are not eligible to purchase license plates using Pick-A-Plate.

A Few Things

  • No refunds or adjustments will be made for a change of choice or spacing after the license plates have been ordered or if the request is incorrectly completed.
  • The Secretary of State's Office has the right to refuse or recall any combination of letters and/or letters and numbers that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency.

To Purchase License Plates, You Will Need

  • Your vehicle identification number (VIN) and current license plate number which are on the vehicle registration card.
  • The primary and secondary (if applicable) owner's last name, driver's license number and last four digits of the Social Security Number (SSN).
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card number and expiration date. You may also use a check to purchase your plates. A 2.35% fee (minimum of $1.00) will be assessed for Credit Cards Help and a fee of $1.22 will be assessed for Electronic Checks.

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