State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Division Of Motor Vehicles

Alaska Department of Administration, Divison of Motor Vehicles
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Historic Vehicle Plates & Custom Collector Plates

Historic Vehicle License Plate The owner of a historic vehicle may display special license plates provided they meet the following criteria.  The motor vehicle:
  • is 30 or more years in age
  • is driven upon a highway for the primary purpose of historical exhibition or similar activity
  • is not a motorcycle or trailer

Because historic vehicles are used only occasionally on the State highway system, annual registration renewal of a historic vehicle registration is not necessary. The initial registration fee for historic vehicles is $10.00.

The owner of a custom collector vehicle may display special license plates provided they meet the following criteria.  The motor vehicle: Custom collector plate
  • whose body and frame were manufactured before 1949 or a replica of a vehicle whose body and frame were manufactured before 1949 and that has been modified for safe road use; in this paragraph, "modified" includes a material alteration of the drive train, suspension, brake system or dimensions of the body."
  • is not a motorcycle or trailer

A custom collector vehicle must have the following equipment:

  • Hydraulic service brakes on all wheels.Sealed beam or halogen headlights.Safety belts for all occupants.Turn signals and turn signaling switch.Safety glass or lexan.Electric or vacuum windshield wiper located in front of the driver.Standard or blue dot taillights.
  • Parking brake that operates at least two wheels on the same axle.

The initial plate fee for custom collector plates is $50.00, along with all applicable fees for the class and body style of vehicle.

To apply for historic or custom collector plates, an individual must complete a Title & Registration Application  and submit the application along with the current or last issued vehicle registration.  As not all offices stock these types of plates, it is possible that you may apply for the plates and a temporary permit would be issued.  The plates would be mailed to you at a later date.

REV. 08/03/05