Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Golf Wisconsin license plates

Golf Wisconsin license plate supporting junior golf

Help the Wisconsin Professional Golfers Association (WPGA) Junior Foundation and promote golfing in Wisconsin by purchasing Golf Wisconsin license plates.

The fees for Golf Wisconsin special license plate include an annual $25 tax-deductible contribution to the WPGA Junior Foundation and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. For more information about the WPGA Junior Foundation, contact Wisconsin Professional Golfers Association of America at (414) 443-3570.

Vehicles that qualify

  • automobiles
  • motor homes (annual registration only)
  • trucks
    • 4,500, 6,000 or 8,000 pound gross weight including dual purpose farm and dual purpose motor home
    • 12,000 pound gross weight farm truck

Things you should know:

  • Golf Wisconsin license plates can feature regular numbers or a personalized message.
  • A $25 tax-deductible donation is required to issue and renew your plates each year, in addition to the regular registration fee. The $25 donation is tax deductible if you itemize your income tax returns.
  • A $15 issuance fee is required when non-personalized Golf Wisconsin plates are issued.
  • A $15 fee is required EACH year in addition to the regular annual registration fee and $25 donation for personalized plates.
  • If the vehicle receiving Golf Wisconsin license plates is already titled/registered in your name, complete the vehicle section on MV2960.
  • If the vehicle is not titled in your name, complete the title application form MV1 and form MV2960. Send them with all the required documents and fees to the address on form MV2960.
  • Plates may be transferred from an auto to a truck or vice versa upon payment of the full registration fee, unless the vehicle is converted from an auto to a truck or vice versa.
  • For more information, visit personalized and special plates FAQs.

How to apply:

Local DMV customer service centers do not have Golf Wisconsin license plates for immediate issue, but can process applications and the plates will be mailed. To apply by mail, send the following items:

  1. Complete Golf Wisconsin License Plate Application form, MV2960;
  2. $25 Golf Wisconsin donation;
  3. $15 issuance fee, if requesting non-personalized plates, or
  4. $15 personalized plate fee, if requesting personalized plates;
  5. Annual registration fee if you do not have plates or if your current plates expire within the next three months;
  6. Check or money order made payable to: Registration Fee Trust;
  7. Mail all required items with payment to:

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    Special Plates Unit
    P.O. Box 7911
    Madison WI 53707-7911

Personalized license plates

  • Personalizing your Golf Wisconsin license plates is optional.
  • A $15 personalized plate fee is required each year in addition to the regular annual registration fee.
  • Visit Personalized Plate Lookup to find out if your choice for a personalized license plate is available.
  • No refund or adjustment will be made for a change of choice or spacing after the plates are ordered, or if the application is unclear or incorrectly completed.
  • WisDOT may refuse to issue, or may recall after issuance a request that may be offensive to good taste or decency, misleading or conflicts with any other license plate.
  • After you receive the Certificate of Registration, allow 4-6 weeks for the manufacturing and mailing process before the plates arrive.

Temporary plates required

To legally operate your vehicle, you must display license plates within two business days of purchase. If you do not have current plates, apply to a DMV service center or an agent authorized by DMV to obtain a temporary plate while your Golf Wisconsin plate order is processed. An agent may charge a $3 plate fee and/or may also charge a $5 service fee.

Changing from personalized to regular plates

If you wish to re-register your vehicle with regular license plates at renewal time or within three months of the renewal expiration date, send a copy of your Certificate of Registration or renewal notice with a request for standard plates along with the registration. Subtract $40 from the fee shown on the renewal notice. If you wish to re-register other than at renewal time, submit the request and a copy of the Certificate of Registration.

Changing from personalized to regular Golf Wisconsin license plates

If you wish to re-register with regular Golf Wisconsin plates at renewal time or within three months of the renewal expiration date, send a copy of your Certificate of Registration or renewal notice with a request for regular Golf Wisconsin plates and fee shown on the the notice plus a $25 donation and $15 issuance fee. If you wish to re-register other than at renewal time, submit the request and a copy of the Certificate of Registration and $15 issuance fee.

Release of information

WisDOT uses the information on this form to issue Golf Wisconsin license plates. Under open records laws, WisDOT must make nonexempt information available upon request. If you want your name and address withheld from such business mailing lists, complete the "release of nonexempt information" portion on form MV2960.

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Last modified: February 27, 2013

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