Specialty Plates

All plates on this page can be used on vehicles registered at the pleasure car rate and trucks registered for less than 26,001 lbs. (Excluding vehicles registered under IRP).

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Safety/Service Organizations:

Special Fund Plates:

Organizations:

 

Safety/Service Organizations

Groups which provide police and fire protection, rescue squads, national guard, together with those organizations required to respond to public emergencies and amateur radio operators licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission may obtain special (safety organization) plates. At the request of the leader of a safety organization, upon application and payment of an annual fee for each set of plates (in addition to the annual fee for registration), special plates indicating membership in one of the "safety organizations" may be issued to registrants (who are members of these organizations) of:

  • Pleasure cars
  • Other vehicles registered at the pleasure car rate
  • Trucks registered for less than 26,001 pounds

The applicant must provide a written statement from the appropriate official of the organization, authorizing the issuance of the plates. At the time that an organization requests the plates, it must deposit a set fee with the department. For each set of plates issued, a portion of this deposit will be applied as the safety organization special plate fee for each authorized applicant. When the initial deposit is depleted, applicants shall be required to pay the annual fee.

When an individual's membership in a qualifying organization ceases or is terminated, the individual must surrender any special registration plates issued to the Department of Motor Vehicles immediately.

Amateur Radio Operator Plate

  • Additional Fee: One-time fee
  • Vanity Plate: No
  • Required Documents: Copy of Federal Communication Commission License
  • Application: Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128)

Emergency Medical Services Plate

  • Additional Fee: One-time fee
  • Vanity Plate: No
  • Required Documents: Authorization from Vermont Ambulance Association
  • Application: Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128)

National Ski Patrol Plate (NSPVT)

Apply through member organization.

  • Additional Fee: One-time fee
  • Vanity Plate: No
  • Required Documents: Proof of current membership (current NSP registration card).
  • Application: Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128)

Professional Firefighters of Vermont (PFFV)

Vermont State Firefighters Association (VSFA)

 

Special Fund Plates

Building Bright Futures Plate

The Vermont Building Bright Futures fund supports the development and expansion of child care facilities in our state. Child-friendly places improve the quality of care for our children. A Vermont State fund, funded by premiums for specialty vehicle license plates, Building Bright Futures is administered by the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services in conjunction with Vermont Community Loan Fund, with an advisory panel of community members, child care representatives and state legislators. The fund awards grants for the development, expansion and renovation of child care facilities and community based programs which address the child care needs of the region.

  • Additional Fee: Annual Fee
  • Vanity Plate: Yes
  • Application: Building Bright Futures Plate Application (form #VD-1024)

Conservation Plates

The 1995 Vermont legislature passed legislation creating the first Conservation Plate which featured a peregrine falcon. The Conservation Plate became available for pleasure cars in 1997 and has generated over $1.5 million, which has helped support the Non-Game Wildlife Fund and the Watershed Grants Program.

In 1997 the law was amended to include trucks weighing less than 8,099 pounds. In 2004 the truck weight limit was increased to include trucks weighing less than 26,001 pounds. Since the program began, over 19,000 sets of conservation license plates have been issued. Currently, there are over 9,000 sets of plates actively registered and on Vermont highways. In November 2014 three new Conservation Plates (Loon, Deer, and Brook Trout) were introduced and available for sale.

The current Conservation Plate features three different animals: Loon, Deer, and Brook Trout. The Catamount (which wildlife officials have declared being officially extinct) and the Peregrine Falcon plates are only available for renewals or replacement plates. More information about the Conservation Plate, the Non-Game Wildlife Fund, and the Watershed Grants Program can be found on the Fish & Wildlife website.

  • Additional Fee: Annual Fee
  • Vanity Plate: Yes
  • Application: Vermont Conservation Plate Application (form #VD-154)

 

Organizations

American Legion Plate

Members of the American Legion can display the American Legion logo on their Vermont license plate. The plate is available to Vermont members of the American Legion. The design features the official logo of the American Legion on the left side of the plate.

  • Additional Fee: One-time fee
  • Vanity Plate: No
  • Required Documents: Copy of a valid membership ID card or letter of authorization from Post Adjutant
  • Application: Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128)

Freemasons Plate

Members of the Grand Lodge of Vermont for Freemasons can display the Freemason logo on their Vermont license plate. The plate is available to Vermont members of the Grand Lodge of Vermont for Freemasons. The design features the official logo of the Grand Lodge of Vermont for Freemasons on the left side of the plate.

  • Additional Fee: One-time fee
  • Vanity Plate: No
  • Required Documents: Copy of valid membership card or an authorization from Lodge Secretary
  • Application: Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128)

Lions Club International Plate

Members of Lions Club International can display the Lions logo on their Vermont license plate. The plate is available to Vermont members of the Lions Club International. The design features the official logo of Lions Club International on the left side of the plate.

  • Additional Fee: One-time fee
  • Vanity Plate: No
  • Required Documents: Copy of membership ID card or letter of authorization from Chapter Officer
  • Application: Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128)

Rotary International Plate

Members of Rotary International can display the Rotary logo on their Vermont license plate. The plate is available to Vermont members of the Rotary International. The design features the official logo of Rotary International on the right side of the plate.

  • Additional Fee: One-time fee
  • Vanity Plate: No
  • Required Documents: Copy of membership ID card or letter of authorization from Chapter Officer
  • Application: Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128)

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