Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Dealer and other motor vehicle industry license plates

Dealer | Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer | Demonstrator truck/tractor | Distributor | Finance company | Manufacturer | Mobile home dealer | Recreational vehicle dealer | Trailer dealer | Transporter | Wholesaler

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.

Dealer

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Motorcycle version available.
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New dealer license plate design issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Dealer license plate
Issued before July 2011

New dealer motorcycle/moped version issued 2011
Motorcycle/moped version issued 2011

Dealer motorcycle version issued before July 2011Dealer moped version issued before July 2011
Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011

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 Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry DLR (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer

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New demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer license plate issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Demonstrator trailer/semi-trailer license plate issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

Registration period 1 year
Plate expiration December 31
Fee $10
Number of plates One
Plate color Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.341.51(2m)
DMV inquiry DMT (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Demonstrator truck/tractor

Required on loaded unit weight in excess of 8,000 pounds.
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New demonstrator truck/tractor license plate issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Demonstrator truck/tractor license plate issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

Registration period 1 year
Plate expiration December 31
Fee 20% of fee prescribed in s.341.25(2)
Number of plates One
Plate color Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.341.25(2)
DMV inquiry DMO (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Distributor

New distributor license plate issued in 2011
New design issued 2011

Distributor license plate issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011
Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011

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 Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry WHC (motorcycle), WHL (new designs only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Finance company

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New finance company license plate issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Finance company license plate issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

Registration period 1 Year
Plate expiration December 31 
Fee $75 for first plate plus $5 for each additional plate
Number of plates One
Plate color Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.341.57
DMV inquiry FIN (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Manufacturer

All plates issued to each dealer bear the same number with consecutive alpha suffixes. Motorcycle version available.

New manufacturer license plate design issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Manufacturer license plate issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

Manufacturer motorcycle version issued before July 2011Manufacturer moped version issued before July 2011
Motorcycle/moped version issued before July 2011

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 Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry MCM (motorcycle), MFR
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Mobile home dealer

Department of Safety and Professional Services. Call (608) 264-9597 for inquiries.
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New mobile home dealer license plate design issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Mobile home dealer license plate issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

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 Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry Not accessible
“TIME” system inquiry Not accessible

Recreational vehicle dealer

New recreational vehicle dealer license plate design issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Recreational vehicle dealer license plate design issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

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 Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry RVD (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Trailer dealer

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New trailer dealer license plate design issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Trailer dealer license plate design issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

Registration period 1 Year
Plate expiration December 31
Fee $75 for 2 plates plus $5 for each additional plate 
Number of plates One
Plate color Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.341.51
DMV inquiry TLD (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Transporter

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New transporter license plate design issued 2011
New design issued 2011

Transporter license plate design issued before July 2011
Issued before July 2011

Registration period 1 Year
Plate expiration December 31
Fee $75 for 2 plates plus $5 for each additional plate 
Number of plates One
Plate color Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold
Statutory reference s.341.51(1), s.341.51(2)
DMV inquiry TRP (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)

Wholesaler

Wholesaler license plate design issued 2011
Issued 2011

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 Black on aluminum (issued July 2011 and later) or green on antique gold (issued before July 2011)
Statutory reference s.218.10, s.341.51
DMV inquiry DLR (new design only)
“TIME” system inquiry DL (new design only)
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Last modified: January 19, 2012

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