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CA Legacy Plates

Order your Vintage License plate today

The image is for illustrative purposes only. The final design of the plate will differ.

Legislation introduced the California Legacy License Plate program offering vehicle owners the opportunity to purchase replicas of California license plates similar to those issued in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Only the 1960s plate reached the required 7,500 orders before January 1, 2015.

Legacy License plates can now be ordered for any year model automobile, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, or trailer. The Legacy License Plate Program will not replace the current Year of Manufacture (YOM) license plate program.

As of June 17, 2015, the DMV is accepting orders for the 1960s Legacy plate. The 1960s Legacy plate may be ordered online at Personalized Plates Internet Reservation & Ordering. You may also order by mail, or at a field office or auto club. The completed form and $50 payment must be mailed to the address provided on the form. Payment can only be made by check, money order, or cashier's check made payable to Department of Motor Vehicles. 

California Legacy Plate Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Special Interest License Plate Application (REG 17) (PDF)

PAYMENT: Check, Money Order, or Cashier's Check ONLY.
Payable to: DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

Mail the application WITH a $50 PAYMENT to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Special Processing Unit, MS D238
PO Box 932345
Sacramento, CA 94232–3450

REFUNDS: Refunds for the 1950s and 1970s plate orders were processed in January and February 2015. 

NO REFUND will be issued after your order has been placed.  

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