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California Special Interest License Plates


California Special Interest License Plates

The following special interest license plates are available for autos, commercial vehicles, trailers, and motorcycles. Special interest plates may be ordered in sequential (standard numbering) or personalized (custom numbers/letters) configurations.

You may order most special interest license plates online or complete a Special Interest License Plate Application (REG 17) and mail your application to the address on the bottom of the form.

List of Special Interest License plate fees

California Agriculture (CalAg)

The fees collected for the CalAg License Plates sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture support agricultural leadership development, career awareness, and training activities.

Personalized CalAg plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters)


Environmental License Plates are standard design California plates that are personalized. The fees collected are used to support environmental programs.

Environmental plates can have 2-7 characters (numbers/letters).


The fees collected for Memorial License Plates help California's law enforcement fight threats of terrorism in the Golden State.

Personalized Memorial plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).

Arts Council


The fees collected for the Arts Council License Plates support the California Arts Council for arts education and local arts programming. The Arts Council license plate logo is licensed to the California Arts Council and is copyrighted by Wayne Thiebaud, noted California artist.

Personalized Arts Council plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).

California 1960s Legacy

The fees collected for the California 1960s Legacy License Plates are deposited into the Environmental License Plate fund, which benefits environmental projects in California.

Personalized Legacy plates can have 2-7 characters (numbers/letters).

Whale Tail (California Coastal Commission)


The fees collected for the Whale Tail License Plates, sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, help protect and restore the priceless resources of California's coast and ocean.

Personalized Whale Tail plates can have 2-7 characters (numbers/letters).



The fees collected for the Collegiate License Plate fund need-based scholarships and grants for participating colleges and universities in California. The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently the only plate available, and is sponsored by the UCLA Alumni Association.

Personalized Collegiate plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).

Lake Tahoe Conservancy


The fees collected from the Lake Tahoe License Plates are used by the California Tahoe Conservancy to fund preservation, restoration, and non-motorized trail projects in the Lake Tahoe area.

Personalized Lake Tahoe plates can have 2-7 characters (numbers/letters).

Yosemite Conservancy


The fees collected from the Yosemite Conservancy License Plates are used by the Yosemite Conservancy to manage wildlife, restore habitat, and repair trails in Yosemite National Park.

Personalized Yosemite plates can have 2-7 characters (numbers/letters).



The fees collected from Firefighter License Plates are deposited in the California Firefighters' Memorial fund; created and sponsored by the California Professional Firefighters'. The California Firefighter license plate can only be issued to a currently registered vehicle owned by an active or retired California Firefighter or a surviving family member of a deceased California Firefighter.

Personalized Firefighter plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).

Have A Heart, Be A Star, Help Our KIDS


The fees collected from the Kids Specialty License Plates are deposited in the Child Health and Safety Fund and used for programs that keep California kids safe, which include child care safety, child abuse prevention, and effors to prevent childhood injuries.

You may choose a hand, heart, star or plus sign for the sequential plate.

Personalized KIDS plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters) including the choice of a symbol (hand, heart, star or plus sign). The symbol may be placed anywhere within the configuration.

Veterans' Organizations


The fees collected from the Veterans' Organizations License Plates are used by the California Department of Veterans Affairs to benefit participating county veteran service offices and to commemorate veteran organizations. Anyone can show their pride in military, national guard or reserve service, or show support for Veterans in California by displaying Veterans License Plates.

Available auto, commercial, and trailer plate logos.

Personalized Veterans plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).

Pet Lovers


The fees collected for the Pet Lovers License Plates, sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, provide funding for no- or low-cost spay and neuter programs throughout the state.

Personalized Pet Lovers plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters)

California Museums (Snoopy)

The fees collected for the California Museums License Plates go into a designated fund administered by the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE), which is used to support a grant program for museums in California.

Personalized California Museums (Snoopy) plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).

Breast Cancer Awareness

The fees collected for the Breast Cancer Awareness license plates support the Department of Health Care Services, Every Woman Counts Program to conduct outreach and education to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of screening, in addition to providing breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for underinsured and uninsured California women.

Personalized Breast Cancer Awareness license plates can have two to six characters.  



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