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Transferring Plates

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

How do I transfer my plates?

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

Just bought a vehicle (not yet titled in my name)

For a vehicle that has just been purchased, you must submit the following to your local DMV office.

  1. Application for Title and Registration (Form 812)

    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. Fee $5.00 by personalized check or money order, if applicable (see below)

Both vehicles in my name

When both vehicles are in your name, you can complete the transfer through the mail.

  1. Vehicle Transaction Application (Form 821)

    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. Fee $5.00 by personalized check or money order, if applicable (see below)

Mail requests to:

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

How much does a transfer cost?

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
  • Amateur Radio
    Please note: Contact us to transfer Amateur Radio plates

There is no fee for the following types of plates:

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

Please note: No other types of plates can be transferred.