You must display two license plates in all of your motor vehicles such as passenger vehicles, motorhomes, trucks or vans. A month tab and year tab must be displayed on the back plate. Motorcycles and trailers have one license plate with month and year tabs.
Please note: If one or more of your plates has been lost or damaged, please apply for duplicate plates or tabs.
Please note: We do not sell used license plates; however, you can buy a sample plate for your collection or for a school project.
How do I get a license plate?
When you register your vehicle for the first time in Alaska, you will also buy license plates for it. For more information, please see Registration.
For personalized plates, please fill out an submit one of the following forms with your registration:
You can order personalized license plates online for a vehicle registered to you.
Please Note: If you are obtaining a license plate for a vehicle owned by a non-profit organization you may qualify for a Charitable exemption.
How do I transfer a license plate to another vehicle?
Generally you can transfer license plates between two vehicles that are registered to you. For a vehicle that has just been purchased, you may request a plate transfer when you apply for title and/or registration in your name.
For specific information, please visit Transferring Plates to Another Vehicle