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Bus and light truck license plates

Bus | Farm truck | Light truck

Bus

Bus license plate

Issued for motor coaches, school buses and urban mass transportation vehicles.

Registration period 1 year or quarterly
Plate expiration Based on registration period
Fee Based on vehicle gross weight
Number of plates Two
Plates remain with Vehicle
Plate color Black on white graphic
Statutory reference s.71.38, s.340.01(31), s.341.25(2)(b), s.341.26(2)(d)
DMV inquiry BUS
“TIME” system inquiry BU

Farm truck

Farm truck license plate

Vehicle may not exceed 12,000 pounds gross weight. May not be used for any non-farm occupation or commuting to and from work. More More...

Registration period 2 years
Plate expiration Last day of February in even years
Fee $45 biennial fee (see fee chart for prorated fees). Can be personalized for additional $15 per year ($30 for biennial registration).
Number of plates Two
Plates remain with Seller
Plate color Black on white graphic
Statutory reference s.340.01(18), s.341.045, s.341.26(3)(a)
DMV inquiry FRM
“TIME” system inquiry FM

Light truck

Truck-private carrier license plate

Issued to motor trucks at 8,000 pounds gross weight or less, private or for hire. Issued to a farm truck that may also be used for transportation to and from a non-farm occupation (dual-purpose farm). May not exceed 12,000 pounds gross weight for farm occupation. Issued to a motor truck used as a motor home with a slide-in camper unit (dual-purpose vehicle). Weight sticker designates gross vehicle weight when used as a motor truck: A=4,500 pounds and under; B=6,000 and under; C=8,000 and under.

Registration period 1 year
Plate expiration All 12 months
Fee 4,500 pounds and under: $75
6,000 and under: $84
8,000 and under: $106
Can be personalized for additional $15 per year.
Number of plates Two
Plates remain with Seller
Plate color Black on white graphic
Statutory reference s.340.01(15n), s.340.01(15p), s.341.25(1)(c), s.341.25(2), s.341.26(3)(am)
DMV inquiry LTK
“TIME” system inquiry TK

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: March 9, 2009

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