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Plate expiration month chart

Month Plate Type
Non-expiring Antique
Medal of Honor
State owned
State Patrol
February * Farm truck
March Motor Home
April * Motorcycle (including Disabled)
* Moped
Recreational vehicle trailer
June "ZA" trailer
School bus
December Bus (insert)
Trucks (insert)
Tractors (insert)
Trailers (insert)
Transferable trailer
Special "X"
"BX" bus
Driver education Special "UX"
Special "Z"
Farm trailer
For-hire auto ("ZZ")
Human service vehicle ("ZY")
Finance company
Trailer dealer

Auto plates, most specialty plates, and light truck plates expire in every month.

Vehicle type eligible for quarterly registration if registered gross weight is greater than 8,000 pounds
* Two year registration period. Registration period expires on the last day of April, even years.
Registration period expires June 30, 2008 for School bus; all others expire December 31, 2008. Five-year registration period.
Optional 6 year registration for fleets of 100 or more vehicles

Dealer group plates

The following plates have expirations expiring in Jan., Mar., May, July, Sep., or Nov.:

  • Dealer
  • Distributor
  • Manufacturer
Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: July 24, 2008

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