Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Motorcycle and moped license plates

Antique | Collector | Dealer | Disabled | Distributor | Drivers education | Hobbyist | Manufacturer | Moped | Motorcycle | Municipal | State Patrol | U. S. Veteran

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) issues various license plates to licensed motor vehicle industry businesses. All current design plates issued have the same plate number and do not have validation stickers. All green on antique gold will be replaced by June 2013 and are valid until time of renewal.

Antique motorcycle

Available for 1945 or older model motorcycles that have not been altered or modified from  manufacturer’s original specifications. The motorcycle can only be used for special occasions such as display and parade purposes or for necessary testing, maintenance and storage purposes. More More...

Antique motorcycle license plate

Registration period Non-expiring
Fee $5
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Seller
Plate color Green on gold
Statutory reference s.341.266
DMV inquiry AMC
“TIME” system inquiry AQ

Collector motorcycle

Issued for vehicles 20 years or older that have not been altered or modified from  manufacturer's specifications. Must have another Wisconsin registered vehicle used for regular transportation. Cannot be operated during the month of January without a temporary plate. More More...

Collector motorcycle license plate

Registration period Non-expiring
Fee One-time $50 collector vehicle issuance fee plus $23 (twice the annual registration fee).
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Seller
Plate color Red on light blue
Statutory reference s.341.266
DMV inquiry CMC
“TIME” system inquiry CL

Dealer motorcycle

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Call WisDOT Dealer & Agent Section at (608) 266-1425 for inquiries.

Motorcycle dealer license plate

Motorcycle dealer license plate

Registration period 2 years
Plate expiration January, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee $150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates One
Plate color Ggreen on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry Not accessible
“TIME” system inquiry Not accessible

Disabled motorcycle

Issued to persons with a disability that impairs the ability to walk. More More...

Disabled motorcycle license plate

Disabled motorcycle license plate

Registration period 2 Years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even number years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated fees)
Number of plates One
Plate color Green on white (4 3/8" x 8 1/8" issued prior to 2003) or black on white (4" x 7" issued from 2003)
Statutory reference s.341.25(1)(b)
DMV inquiry DMC
“TIME” system inquiry MC

Distributor motorcycle

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Call WisDOT Dealer & Agent Section at (608) 266-1425 for inquiries.

Distributor motorcycle license plate
Distributor motorcycle license plate

Registration period 2 years
Plate expiration January, March, May, July, September, or November
Fee $150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate
Number of plates One
Plate color Green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry Not accessible
“TIME” system inquiry Not accessible

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Drivers education

Issued to schools having a driver education program. Must have insurance filed with WisDOT.

Driver education motorcycle license plate

Registration period 5 Years
Plate expiration December 31, 2008
Fee $5
Number of plates One
Plate color Red on white graphic
Statutory reference s.341.267
DMV inquiry DVC
“TIME” system inquiry SV

Hobbyist motorcycle

Issued for reconstructed or street modified motorcycles 20 years old or older, for replica motorcycles 20 years old or older, or for homemade motorcycles. Must have another vehicle currently registered. Cannot be operated during the month of January without a temporary plate. More More...

Hobbyist motorcycle license plate

Registration period Non-expiring
Fee One-time $50 hobbyist vehicle issuance fee plus $23 (twice the annual registration fee).
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Seller
Plate color Yellow on green
Statutory reference s.341.14(4r), s.341.27(1), s.341.268
DMV inquiry HMC
“TIME” system inquiry PE

Manufacturer motorcycle

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Call WisDOT Dealer & Agent Section at (608) 266-1425 for inquiries.

Manufacturer motorcycle license plate

Manufacturer motorcycle license plate

Registration period 2 Years
Plate expiration January, March, May, July, September, or November 
Fee $150 for 2 plates plus $10 for each additional plate 
Number of plates One
Plate color Green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry  Not accessible
“TIME” system inquiry  Not accessible

Moped

Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered.

Moped license plate

Moped license plate

Registration period 2 years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even-numbered years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated fees)
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Vehicle
Plate color Green on white (4 3/8" x 8 1/8" issued prior to 2003) or black on white (4" x 7" issued from 2003)
Statutory reference s.341.25(1)(b)
DMV inquiry MPD
“TIME” system inquiry MP

Motorcycle (regular)

Plate size was changed in 2003. Both styles are valid if currently registered. See also special designed vehicles.

Regular motorcycle license plate

Regular motorcycle license plate

Registration period 2 years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even-numbered years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated rates). Can be personalized for additional $15 per year ($30 for biennial registration).
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Seller
Plate color Green on white (4 3/8" x 8 1/8" issued prior to 2003) or black on white (4" x 7" issued from 2003)
Statutory reference s.341.25(1)(b)
DMV inquiry CYC
“TIME” system inquiry MC

Municipal motorcycle

Municipal motorcycle license plate

Registration period Non-expiring
Fee $5
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Municipality
Plate color Black on straw
Statutory reference s.341.26(2m)(am)
DMV inquiry MNC
“TIME” system inquiry MU

State Patrol motorcycle

State Patrol motorcycle license plate

Registration period Non-expiring
Fee $5
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Agency
Plate color Blue on white with Wisconsin State Patrol logo
DMV inquiry WSC
“TIME” system inquiry LF

U. S. veteran motorcycle

Available only to veterans of the U. S. Armed Forces who submit proof of eligibility. NO special parking privileges are provided with the U. S. Veteran motorcycle plate. Both styles are valid if currently registered. More More...

US Veteran motorcycle license plate

US Veteran motorcycle license plate

Registration period 2 years
Plate expiration Last day of April in even-numbered years
Fee $23 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated rates). Can be personalized for additional $15 per year ($30 for biennial registration).
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Seller
Plate color Blue and red on white graphic; Two different sizes: 4 3/8" x 8 1/8" (issued prior to 2003) or 4" x 7" (issued from 2003)
Statutory reference s.341.14(6w)
DMV inquiry VMC
“TIME” system inquiry MC

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Last modified: March 9, 2009

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