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Vehicle license plates fees

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NOTE: DMV customer service centers accept cash, checks, most debit cards and the following credit cards: MasterCard, American Express and Discover. (Please make checks payable to "Registration Fee Trust"). For online transactions, we accept most credit cards.

Vehicle license plates Fees
Amateur radio (AMA) $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Antique (ANT/AMC) $5 (non-expiring)
Automobile (AUT)* $75 - annual
Bus - Motor bus (BUS) Fees vary by vehicle weight
Bus - School bus (BUS) $5 - every 5 years
Bus - Urban Mass Transportation (BBX) $5 - every 5 years
Camping trailer (RVT) - See Recreational vehicle trailer) $15 - annual (Use chart for proration)
Celebrate children (KID)* $15 issuance fee, plus $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Civil Air Patrol (CVG) $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Collector (COL/CMC) $50 one-time issuance fee and twice the annual registration fee for vehicle type.

Temporary plates are available for $5 for five consecutive days or $30 for the month of January.
Collector special (CLS) $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Disabled parking (DIS)* Annual registration fee for vehicle type
Disabled veteran parking (VET)* Annual registration fee for vehicle type
Donate Life Wisconsin (LIF)* $15 issuance fee plus, $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Driver education (AUT/DVC) $5 - every 5 years
Ducks Unlimited (DUK)* $15 issuance fee plus, $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Emergency medical technician (CVG/EMT)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Endangered resources (END)* $15 issuance fee plus, $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Ex-POW (XPW) (1st) $0 (no registration fee.)
EX-POW (XPW) (2nd and subsequent, or spouse) $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Firefighter (FFO/FFR)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Freemason (MGP)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Gold Star family (GST)* Annual registration fee for vehicle type
Golf Wisconsin (GLF)* $15 issuance fee, plus $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Green Bay Packers (PAK)* $15 issuance fee, plus $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Harley-Davidson/Share the road $15 issuance fee, plus $25 annual donation to WisDOT safety programs, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Historic military vehicle (HMV) $5 registration fee and $25 issuance fee (non-expiring)
Hobbyist (HOB/HMC) $50 one-time issuance fee and twice the annual registration fee for vehicle type.

Temporary plates are available for $5 for five consecutive days or $30 for the month of January.
Human services vehicle (HSV) $75 - annual
Lao Veterans of America (MGP)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Lions Foundation* $15 issuance fee, plus $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Low speed vehicle (LSV) $23 - biennial
(Use fee chart for proration)
Marquette University (MRQ)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Medal of Honor (MDH/MHC) $0 (no registration fee)
Military group (MLG)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Milwaukee Brewers (MBN/MBO)* $15 issuance fee, plus $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Mobile home (MBH) - discontinued. See Recreational vehicle trailer below.  
Moped (MPD)   $23 - biennial
(Use fee chart for proration)
Motor home (MTM)* Fees vary by vehicle weight
Motorcycle (CYC)* $23 - biennial
(Use fee chart for proration)
Motorcycle disabled parking (DMC)* $23 - biennial
(Use fee chart for proration)
Motorcycle - U.S. veteran (VMC)* $15 issuance fee and biennial registration fee of $23. (Use fee chart for proration)
Municipal (MUN/MNC) $5 - non-expiring; $1 plate transfer fee
Municipal - Official (MNO) $5 - non-expiring; $1 plate transfer fee
Plates - Duplicate (same plate number issued for some plate types; see also Plates - Replacement) Based on plate type and number of plates needed. See application form
Plates - Duplicate/replacement license plate stickers No charge for telephone or e-mail requests
Plates - Replacement (new plate number issued) Based on plate type. See application form
Plates - Sample plates $10
Recreational vehicle trailer (RVT) $15 - annual (Use fee chart for proration)
Rescue squad member (CVG)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Sesquicentennial* Annual registration fee for vehicle type. Renewals only. Plates are no longer available for new issue.
Special designed vehicle (SDV) $5 - annual
Special X (SPX) $5 - every 5 years
State owned vehicle (SOV) $5 - non-expiring; $1 plate transfer fee
Temporary Fees vary
Trailer - Farm trailer (FTL) Fees vary by vehicle weight
Trailer - Heavy (TRL) Fees vary by vehicle weight
Trailer - Light (LTL) Optional 3,000 lbs. or less $37.50 - annual (Use chart for proration)
Trailer - Semi-trailer (STL) $50 - non-expiring
Truck - Dual purpose farm or dual purpose vehicle (LTK) 4,500 lbs.* $75 - annual
Truck - Dual purpose farm or dual purpose vehicle (LTK) 6,000 lbs.* $84 - annual
Truck - Dual purpose farm or dual purpose vehicle (LTK) 8,000 lbs.* $106 - annual
Truck - Dual purpose farm or dual purpose vehicle (HTK) 10,000 lbs. or greater Fees vary by vehicle weight
Truck - Farm/light (FRM) * $45 - biennial (Use fee chart for proration)
Truck - Farm/heavy (HFM) Fees vary by vehicle weight
Truck - Light (LTK) 4,500 lbs.* $75 - annual
Truck - Light (LTK) 6,000 lbs.* $84 - annual
Truck - Light (LTK) 8,000 lbs.* $106 - annual
Truck - Farm truck tractor (FTR) Fees vary by vehicle weight
Truck - Heavy (HTK) Fees vary by vehicle weight
Truck - Road tractor (TOR) Fees vary by vehicle weight
Truck - Semi-truck tractor (TOR) Fees vary by vehicle weight
University of Wisconsin higher education group (HEG/HEM)* $15 issuance fee plus $20 annual donation plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
Wisconsin National Guard (WNG)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Wisconsin Salutes Veterans (SPT)* $15 issuance fee and annual registration fee for vehicle type
Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP/WSC) $5 - non-expiring
Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation (WHF)* $15 issuance fee, plus $25 annual donation, plus annual registration fee for vehicle type
*These plates may be personalized for an additional $15 per year.
Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-1466

Last modified: August 9, 2013

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