State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Division Of Motor Vehicles

Alaska Department of Administration, Divison of Motor Vehicles
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Transferring Plate(s) to Another Vehicle

In order to transfer license plates, both vehicles must be registered in your name.  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.

A $5.00 transfer fee applies to the following types of plates:

Personalized, Veteran, University, Children's Trust, Charitable Exempt, Choose LIfe, Support Our Troops, Pro-Family Pro-Choice,Fire Fighter / EMS, Fraternal Organization,Iditerod Finisher, In God We Trust, Lao Veteran, National Guard, NRA, Non-Profit, Government Exempt, National Guard, Purple Heart and Amateur Radio*. 

*Contact DMV for additional requirements to transfer Amateur Radio plates.

There is not a transfer fee for the following types of plates:

Disabled Vet, Disability, Gold Star Family, Prisoner of War, Pearl Harbor Survivor

NO OTHER TYPES OF PLATES CAN BE TRANSFERRED. 

Transferring plate(s) from a vehicle registered in your name to another vehicle that is registered in your name.  (Can be processed through the mail.) 

1)  Vehicle Transaction Application (Make a statement in the comments section that you wish to transfer your plate, and specify the complete, correct plate number.)
2)  Copies of the ALASKA registrations for the vehicle the plate is being transferred from, as well as the one it is being transferred to or a letter that includes the serial numbers and descriptions of the vehicles.
3)  $5.00 personalized check or money order, if applicable.

 

Transferring plate(s) from a vehicle registered in your name to a vehicle that you have just purchased and are transferring to your name.   (Cannot be processed thru the mail.)

1)  Application for Title and Registration
(Make a statement in the affidavit section that you wish to transfer your plate, and specify the complete, correct plate number.)
2)  Copies of the registrations for the vehicle the plate is being transferred from, as well as the one it is being transferred to or a letter that includes the serial numbers and descriptions of the vehicles.
3)  $5.00 personalized check or money order, if applicable.

Please do not place the new plate on the vehicle until you receive the new registration and tabs for the plate(s).

Mail requests to:

State of Alaska
Division of Motor Vehicles
ATTN:  CORRESPONDENCE
1300 W Benson Boulevard STE 200
Anchorage AK  99503-3600