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.
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).
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
- California 1960s Legacy Auto, Commercial license plates can be ordered online.
- California 1960s Legacy trailer plates can be ordered with the Special Interest License Plate Application (REG 17).
- More information about motorcycle California 1960s Legacy license plates.
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)
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
Personalized Lake Tahoe plates can have 2-7 characters (numbers/letters).
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.
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.
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).
The fees collected for the Pet Lovers License Plates, sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Board, provides 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)
- Issuance of the California Museums (Snoopy) License Plate will begin later in 2016.
- The DMV is accepting orders through the Special Interest License Plate Application (REG 17).
- The California Museums License Plate is not currently available to be ordered online.
The fees collected for the California Museums License Plates go into a designated fund to be administered by the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE), which will be used to support a new grant program for museums in California.
Personalized California Museums (Snoopy) plates can have 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).