Special Interest License Plates

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Special interest license plates are available for autos, commercial vehicles, trailers, and motorcycles. They’re a great way to support a cause you care about. 

When you order special interest license plates, a portion of your fees are donated to the associated charity or cause, making them a good way to support something you care about while spreading the message to other drivers on the road. 

You can order special interest plates in sequential (standard numbering) or personalized (custom numbers/letters) styles.

Order special interest license plates

You can order most auto and commercial plates online or by completing a Special Interest License Plate Application (REG 17) form and mailing it to the address on the bottom of the form.

California Agriculture (CalAg)

California agriculture license plate.

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

Environmental special interest license plate.

Environmental License Plates are standard design California plates that are personalized. The fees collected are used to support environmental programs. These plates can only be ordered online. 

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

Memorial

Memorial special interest license plate.

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

1960s Legacy special interest license plate.

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)

Whale Tail (California Coastal Commission) special interest license plate.

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).

Collegiate

The California UCLA Alumni Association special interest license plate.

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. These plates can only be order by completing a Special Interest License Plate Application (REG 17) form and mailing it to the address on the bottom of the form. 

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

Lake Tahoe Conservancy

California Lake Tahoe Conservancy license plate.

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

California Yosemite Conservancy license plate.

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).

Firefighters

California firefighters license plate.

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. These plates can only be ordered by completing a Special Recognition License Plate Application (REG 17A) form and mailing it to the address on the bottom of the form.

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

Have A Heart, Be A Star, Help Our KIDS

California Have A Heart, Be A Star, Help Our KIDS license plate.

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 efforts 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) in addition to the choice of a symbol (hand, heart, star or plus sign). On autos, the symbol may be placed anywhere within the configuration. On motorcycles, the symbol must be placed in the first position on the plate.

Veterans’ Organizations

Veterans' Organizations special interest license plate.

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

Pet Lovers special interest license plate.

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)

California Museums (Snoopy) special interest license plate.

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

Breast Cancer Awareness special interest license plate.

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 2-6 characters (numbers/letters).

The following special interest license plates are available for motorcycles.

You can order Environmental motorcycle license plates online. For all others, you must complete a Special Interest License Plate Application (REG 17) form and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized Breast Cancer Awareness motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

California 1960s Legacy

1960s Legacy motorcycle special interest license plate.

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

California Agriculture (CalAg)

California Agriculture motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized CalAg motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters)

California Museums (Snoopy) License Plate

California Museums (Snoopy) motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized California Museums motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

Coastal Commission (Whale Tail)

Coastal Commission (Whale Tail) motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized Whale Tail motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

Environmental

Environmental motorcycle special interest license plate.

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

Firefighters

Firefighters motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized Firefighter motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

Have A Heart, Be A Star, Help Our KIDS

Have a Heart, Be A Star, Help Our KIDS motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized Kids motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters) in addition to the choice of a symbol (hand, heart, star or plus sign). On autos, the symbol may be placed anywhere within the configuration. On motorcycles, the symbol must be placed in the first position on the plate.

Lake Tahoe Conservancy

Lake Tahoe Conservancy motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized Lake Tahoe motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

Memorial

Memorial motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized Memorial motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

Pet Lovers

Pet Lovers motorcycle special interest license plate.

Personalized Pet Lovers motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

Veterans’ Organizations

Veterans' Organizations motorcycle special interest license plate.

Available motorcycle plate logos.

Personalized Veterans motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

Yosemite Conservancy

California Yosemite Conservancy motorcycle lisence plates

Personalized Yosemite motorcycle plates can have 2-5 characters (numbers/letters).

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