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Tribal/Indian bands license plates

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians | Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of Lake Superior Indians of Wisconsin | Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians | Menominee Indian tribe of Wisconsin | Oneida Indian tribe of Wisconsin | Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

The State of Wisconsin has reciprocal registration agreements with the Indian tribes and bands indicated below, in accordance with section 341.409, Wisconsin Statutes. The agreements are similar to those with other states, and they provide for unrestricted operation in both jurisdictions by vehicles registered in either jurisdiction. License plates are issued by Wisconsin Indian tribes and bands to members who reside on the reservation. Some tribes also issue registration to non-members who reside on the reservation. This information is included here to assist users of this guide.

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Tribe began issuing plates on October 1, 2006. Bad River Band tribal plates display registered owner information only on DMV and "TIME" system inquiries. Both registration and vehicle records are on file with the Bad River Tribal Court and Ashland County Sheriff's Dept.

Bad River Band - Lake Superior Chippewa license plate

Statutory reference s.341.409
DMV inquiry BRV
“TIME” system inquiry TR
Contact:
Robin Powless
Bad River Tribal Court
(715) 682-7107 ext. 1544
FAX: (715) 685-2600
Email: clerkofcourt@badriver.com
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians,
125 Maple St., Hwy 2,
P.O. Box 39,
Odanah, WI 54861

Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of Lake Superior Indians of Wisconsin

Tribe began issuing plates on June 3, 2010. Lac Courte Oreilles tribal plates display registered owner information only on DMV and "TIME" system inquires. Both registration and vehicle records are on file with the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department and the Sawyer County Sheriffs Dept.

Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of Lake Superior Indians of Wisconsin eagle license plate

Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of Lake Superior Indians of Wisconsin Air Force license plate

Statutory reference s.341.409
DMV inquiry LCO
“TIME” system inquiry TR
Contact:
Dianah Ton, Office Manager
LCO Tribal Police Department
(715) 634-8350
FAX: (715) 634-2407
Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of
Lake Superior Indians of Wisconsin
13394 W. Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Tribe began issuing plates in January 1994. Lac du Flambeau tribal plates display registered owner information only on DMV and "TIME" system inquires. Both registration and vehicle records are on file with the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court State Patrol offices in Eau Claire and Wausau, the Minocqua Police Dept. and the Vilas County Sherriff's Dept.

Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians license plate

Statutory reference s.341.409
DMV inquiry LDF
“TIME” system inquiry TR
Contact:
R. Terry Hoyt, Tribal Attorney, 
(715) 588-4200
FAX: (715) 588-9240
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Tribal Court
623 E. Peace Pipe Road, P.O. Box 964
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538 

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Tribe began issuing plates in 1984. Menominee tribal plates display registered owner information only on DMV and "TIME" system inquires. Both registration and vehicle records are on file with the Menominee Licensing and Permit Department and the Menominee Tribal Police Department.

Menominee Indian tribe of Wisconsin license plate

Statutory reference s.341.409
DMV inquiry MEN
“TIME” system inquiry TR
Contact:
Diana Taubel, Director,
Licensing and Permit Dept.
(715) 799-5142
FAX: (715) 799-5989
Email: dtaubel@mitw.org 
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Licensing and Permit Dept.
P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135

Oneida Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Tribe began issuing plates on February 22, 1999. Oneida tribal plates display both customer and vehicle information on DMV and "TIME" system inquires. Both registration and vehicle records are on file with the Oneida Compliance Division, the Oneida Police Department, Brown and Outagamie County Sheriff’s Departments and Ashwaubenon, DePere and Green Bay Police Departments.

Oneida Indian tribe of Wisconsin license plate

First issued August, 2004, the larger outlined rectangle on the bottom is for a decal. This decal will identify the plate holder as being a member of the "Wolf Clan," "Bear Clan" or "Turtle Clan". Applicants will be given their choice of the design they want when they apply.

Statutory reference s.341.409
DMV inquiry ONI
“TIME” system inquiry TR
Contact:
Tonya Webster,
Licensing Administrator
(920) 496-5311
FAX: (920) 496-7491
Email: twebster@oneidanation.org
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
Compliance Division
909 Packerland Drive
Green Bay, WI 54303
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 365
Oneida, WI 54155

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 

Tribe began issuing plates in December 2012. Red Cliff Band tribal plates display registered owner information only on DMV and "TIME" system inquiries. Both registration and vehicle records are on file with the Red Cliff Tribal Administration, Red Cliff Police Department, State Patrol office in Spooner, Bayfield County Sheriff’s Department and Ashland County Sheriff’s Department.

Statutory reference s.341.409
DMV inquiry RCF
“TIME” system inquiry TR
Contact:
Tribal Administration
(715) 779-3700
FAX: (715) 779-3704
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
88385 Pike Rd.
Bayfield, WI 54814

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Last modified: January 18, 2013

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