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Update from Commissioner on Personalized License Plate Review Process

February 1, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) Department of Administration (DOA) Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka has issued an update on the progress of DOA’s review of Alaska’s personalized plate program, administrated by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV):

Following the outcome of the review I ordered of Alaska’s personalized plate program at the DMV, the DMV began the long process of reviewing tens of thousands of personalized license plates that have been issued by the State going back as far as the Murkowski administration.

In the meantime, DOA has been contacted by Alaskans who continue to find questionable plates – some of which were issued a decade or more ago.

Alaskans can rest assured that we will find and revoke any plates that violate the rules of Alaska’s personalized license plate program. Messages that promote violent, vulgar, criminal or demeaning terms will not be tolerated.

If you have seen any personalized plates that you believe may violate the state’s policies, please report it to the DMV at

Press Contact: Kelly Hanke, Public Information Officer, (907)500-8322,

Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka
Department of Administration
550 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501