A Personalized license plate application must be filled out in its entirety and signed by the applicant. Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be processed. Submit an application for personalized plates (DR2810) to the Colorado Department of Revenue who will approve or deny your request. See the different personalized plates.
Regular – Regular plates are the standard plates commonly referred to as the green and white plates.
Designer – Designer plates are manufactured with a special background graphic (scenic purple mountains).
Group Special – Group Special plates are authorized to be issued to a group of people who have a common interest or affinity. In addition to fees, some Group Special license plates require authorization from their corresponding sponsoring organization prior to the plate being issued. Please contact your County Motor Vehicle Office for specific details on individual Group Special license plates. All Group Special personalized plate applications must be accompanied by the original certificate (if applicable). Any application that does not have the certificate (if required) will be rejected.
Alumni – Alumni plates are authorized to be issued to an alumni association for a private or public college or university located within Colorado. In addition to regular taxes and fees some Alumni license plates require authorization from their corresponding college or university prior to the plate being issued. Please contact your County Motor Vehicle Office for specific detail on individual Alumni license plates. All Alumni personalized plate applications must be accompanied by the original certificate issued by the college/university (if required) will be rejected.
Collector – Collector plates can only be issued to either; a) Vehicles with a model year of 1975 or older, or b) vehicles with a model year of 1976 or later that was registered with a 5 year collector series license plate prior to September 1, 2009 and is currently registered with the collector series plate. C.R.S. 42-12-101 (2)
Street Rod – Street Rod plates can only be issued to vehicles manufactured in 1948 or prior with a body design that has been modified for safe road use. A photocopy of the registration or title must accompany this application.
Call Letter – Call Letter plates are issued to vehicles where the owner is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate an amateur radio, standard radio, FM, television, or modification license. A copy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license must accompany this application.
In addition to taxes and fees assessed by your county motor vehicle office the fees listed at www.Colorado.gov/revenue will be collected upon approval of the personalized license plate.
No refunds will be issued. The department will not honor a change of choice or spacing or a request for refund after payment has been received.
Replacement of personalized plates must be completed on the DR 2204 Personalized Plate Replacement form.
Limitations- See application for a complete list of limitations (English alphabet only and upper case)
- English numbers
- Blank spaces, periods, and dashes are allowed
- Six character for motorcycle plates (spaces, periods and dashes count for a character)
- Seven characters for all other types (spaces, periods and dashes count for a character)
- Minimum of five characters for a plate with numbers only
- Minimum of two characters for any combination of letters and numbers
- No refunds will be issued if you decide not to use the plate
- The county will hold the plate for 12 months. If the plate is not registered to a vehicle, then it will be available for reissue.
- See the application for combinations not allowed.