Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 22 of 38

Chapter 21: Special Plates

21.215 Press Photographer License Plates

Press Photographer License Plates may be issued to persons regularly employed or engaged as newspaper, newsreel, television photographers, or camera operators. Press Photographer License Plates cannot be issued to a trailer.

Original Sequential License Plate Application—the following must be submitted:

  • A Special Recognition License Plate Application (REG 17A) form completed by the applicant and signed by his/her employer.
  • Registration in the applicant’s name or the documents to register the vehicle in the applicant’s name.
  • The license plates currently assigned to the vehicle.
  • The fees.

Exchange—Existing personalized license plates may not be exchanged to personalized Press Photographer License Plates.

Renewal— No additional fee for renewal.

Reassignment— An additional fee is required for reassignment.

Retention—The license plates cannot be retained.

Transfer of Ownership—The license plate remains with the owner and the transfer is processed as usual. Refer to Chapter 11 for transfer procedures.