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Sesquicentennial license plate - frequently asked questions
Sesquicentennial license plates are no longer available. If you currently have sesquicentennial plates that are in good condition, you may continue to renew them.
My sesquicentennial plates are in bad shape (or they have been lost or stolen). Can I get some new ones?
The sesquicentennial plate sheeting is no longer available, so we will replace your plates with regular license plates. Complete form MV2118 - Duplicate/Replacement License Plates and Validation Stickers Application. If you mail the request to the address on the MV2118 form, we will not charge the $4 replacement plate fee. If it is time to renew your plates, add the registration fee.
I have personalized sesquicentennial license plates and want the same message on a different style plate. What do I need to do?
Since you only get credit from the registration portion of the fee, it is best to change at renewal time. Prepare a statement requesting the change or complete a special plates application form for the new plate type. Send the statement or form along with a copy of your Certificate of Registration and $15 personalized plate fee, registration fee (if the plates are close to expiration) and any other special plate fees due (e.g., for Packer or Endangered Resources plates).
I have personalized sesquicentennial plates and just want to get regular non-personalized plates. What do I need to do?
Send a note to that effect or a completed form MV2118 - Duplicate/Replacement License Plates and Validation Stickers Application requesting regular plates. If you mail the request to the address on the MV2118 form, we will not charge the $4 replacement plate fee. Send the registration fee less $15 if it is time to renew your plates.
I have sesquicentennial plates on my truck. I am selling my truck and getting an auto. Can I transfer the Sesquicentennial plates?
Yes, you may transfer the plates. However you must pay the auto registration fee. No credit is given for the truck registration. We will change the expiration to match the date of operation for your new automobile. If you have personalized sesquicentennial license plates and it is more than three months since you paid the renewal fee on the truck, you must also pay the $15 personalized plate fee.
Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-3041
Fax: (608) 267-5106
Last modified: February 18, 2009
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