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Miscellaneous license plates

Human service vehicle | Low-speed vehicle | Motor home | Recreational vehicle trailer (including camping trailer) | Special "X" (specific use vehicles) | Temporary

Human service vehicle

Issued for certain vehicles used to transport disabled or elderly persons in connection with any Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) transportation assistance program. Must have insurance filed with the WisDOT.

Human service vehicle license plate
Current design issued in 2000

Registration period 1 year
Plate expiration December 31
Fee $75
Number of plates Two
Plates remain with Vehicle
Personalized available No
Plate color Black on white graphic
Statutory reference s.340.01(23g), s.341.25(1)(k)
DMV inquiry HSV
“TIME” system inquiry PC

Low-speed vehicle (LSV)

Issued for low-speed vehicles (LSV) that meet National Highway traffic Safety Administration standards and have a certification label stating that the vehicle meets those standards. May be self-propelled by gas or electric engine. A golf cart is not considered an LSV. More More...

Wisconsin low-speed vehicle license plate
First issued in 2007

Registration period 2 years
Plate expiration April 30 in even-numbered years
Fee $23 (see chart for prorated fees)
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available No
Plate color Black on turquoise
Statutory reference s.341.25(1)(b)
DMV inquiry LSV
“TIME” system inquiry SD

Motor home

Issued for motor homes (a motor vehicle designed to be operated upon the highway for use as a temporary or recreational dwelling). Two distinct plate styles are valid if currently registered.

WisDOT motor home license plate (current design issued in 2005)
Current design issued in 2005

Motor home license plate
Design issued prior to 2005

Registration period 1 year or quarterly
Plate expiration March 31 for annual registration; March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31 for quarterly registration.
Fee Based on vehicle gross weight (see fee chart). Can only be personalized for additional $15 per year with yearly registration.
Number of plates Two
Plates remain with Seller
Personalized available Yes, for an additional $15 per year (annual registration only)
Plate color Black on white graphic beginning in 2005 (red on white graphic prior to 2008)
Statutory reference s.340.01(33m)
DMV inquiry MTM
“TIME” system inquiry ZZ

Recreational vehicle trailer (including camping trailer)

Issued for a vehicle being towed as a single unit or in sections upon a highway by a motor vehicle (has rigid walls and is equipped and used primarily for human habitation). If over 45 feet, requires a special permit to operate on roadways. Two distinct plate styles are valid if currently registered. More More...

Wisconsin recreational vehicle trailer (including camping trailer)
New design issued in 2008

Mobile home (camping trailer) license plate
Design issued prior to 2008

Registration period 1 year
Plate expiration April 30
Fee $15 (see chart for prorated fees)
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Vehicle
Personalized available No
Plate color Black on white graphic beginning in January 2008 (green on white before January 2008)
Statutory reference s.340.01(29), s.341.25(1)(i)
DMV inquiry RVT
“TIME” system inquiry TL

Special "X" (specific use vehicles)

Special "X" (specific use vehicles) license plate
First issued in 2001

Issued for a variety of specific use vehicles, such as a fire truck and Red Cross blood bank. See statutory references for vehicle qualifications.

Registration period 5 years
Plate expiration December 31, 2013
Fee $5
Number of plates Two
Plates remain with Vehicle
Personalized available No
Plate color Red on white graphic
Statutory reference s.341.26(2)(b), (e), (em), (f), (g), (i), (j), (k), (m), (n)
DMV inquiry SPX
“TIME” system inquiry SP

Temporary

Temporary license plate

Temporary license plate
Current designs issued in 2005

WisDOT temporary licence plate (issued in 2012)
New online design available in 2012 (view sample)

Required for operation of automobiles and light trucks in the absence of a permanent plate. Also available for collector and hobbyist vehicles (other than motorcycles) for 5 day periods in the month of January. More More...

Registration period See plate expiration
Plate expiration 90 days (Residents); 30 days (Non-residents)
Fee $0, $3, or $5
Number of plates One
Plates remain with Not transferable
Personalized available No
Plate color Red and blue on white cardstock. Online version is black print on standard 8 1/2 X 11 white paper, 6 X 11 folded, and displayed from driver side rear window.
Statutory reference s.341.09(2)(2m) and (4)
DMV inquiry TMP
“TIME” system inquiry IT

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Last modified: August 14, 2013

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