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Division Of Motor Vehicles

Alaska Department of Administration, Divison of Motor Vehicles
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Personalized License Plates

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Payment Options | Processing Time | Selling / Sold Vehicle | Transfer Plates
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Please take a moment to read the following information about Personalized Plates. If you have already read the information and are ready to order plates, please click on:

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ALLOW 12 WEEKS TO RECEIVE YOUR PLATES!

ONCE YOU ORDER THE PLATES, YOU CANNOT CHANGE OR CANCEL THE REQUEST.
WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR PERSONALIZED PLATES.

Personalized plates are available for display on motor vehicles.

If you are eligible for a senior or disabled exemption:

    • You will not need to renew the registration for that vehicle. Once you have filed for this exemption, you will receive a Permanent Tab. If you are already receiving this exemption a Permanent Tab will be mailed to you.
    • You will NOT be able to order personalized plates Online, you will need to visit your local DMV office. When you order personalized plates, if you have a permanent tab on your existing plate you will need to surrender the old plates to the DMV and obtain the permanent tab for the new plate.

PROCESSING TIME:

It takes approximately 12 weeks to receive your plates. If you move, please contact DMV immediately to assure you receive your plates at the correct address. When the personalized plates are mailed to you, a new registration, month tab and year tab will be included. The registration will be used as a mailing label. Please be careful not to destroy it or throw it away.

REQUIREMENTS:

Some specialty plated have documentation requirements like Personalized Veterans Plates, Fraternal Organization Plates, Fire/EMS Plates, etc. Please check License Plate Information Page for your plate and any required documentation. If your plate type does not have and documentation requirements please order from the link above.

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ADDRESS:

Your address must be correct on your vehicle registration. If it is not, please E-mail ALASKA DMV and advise of the new address. We will need your current license plate number.

You MAY be eligible to update your address online.

ADDRESS UPDATES CANNOT BE MADE FOR 24 HOURS
FOLLOWING ANY ONLINE TRANSACTION.

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EXPIRED REGISTRATION, NEW VEHICLES, VEHICLES DUE TO BE SOLD:

  • Personalized plates cannot be ordered for vehicles with expired registration. If your registration is due to expire soon, take the steps to renew now so that your registration is current when your new plates arrive. If you renew your registration, be sure to place the new year tab on the your rear license plate. (A new month tab and year tab will be sent with your new plates.)
  • If your registration expires after ordering the plates, they cannot be issued until the registration is renewed.
  • The vehicle must be in your name before you can request the plates. We cannot order plates for vehicles with temporary permits.
  • If you intend to sell your vehicle soon, please do not order plates for that vehicle.

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TRANSFER A PERSONALIZED PLATE

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DUPLICATE PLATES OR CHANGE Of PLATE DESIGN:

Duplicate plate requests or requests for a change of plate design cannot be processed over the Internet. Complete a new Personalized Plate application and follow all the instructions. For lost plates, submit your application at a DMV office as new plates will need to be issued in the meantime.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  • We accept VISA and Master Card credit cards only.
  • To order with a personalized check or money order, please use the Personalized Plates application.

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OTHER ORDERING OPTIONS:

If you are unable to order online you may also order plates:

  • At any DMV Office.

OR

  • If ordering by Mail remember to include :
    • Vehicle Transaction Application (Vehicle registered in your name) or Application for Title & Registration (New or Transfer vehicles)
    • Statement on application as to what is being requested (Comments or Affidavit)
    • Applicable Fees
    • Copy of registration for vehicle the plates are being requested for.
    • Application for Personalized Plates. (Veteran, Amateur Radio, Fraternal Organization, etc.)
    • Other documentation required for plate type (DD-214, FCC License, Membership documents, etc.) Please check the License Plate Information Page for requirements of your plate type.

State of Alaska
Division of Motor Vehicles
ATTN: CORRESPONDENCE
1300 West Benson Boulevard, Suite 200
Anchorage AK 99503-3600