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License plate registration, renewals, replacements, and applications for plate types are regulated by the Department of Transportation in Wyoming.

When registering a vehicle, you can apply for specialty and personalized license plates. It is possible to look up license plates to find available plate numbers online.

Sample Wyoming License Plate

Sample Wyoming License Plate

Types of License Plates in Wyoming

The state of Wyoming requires residents to register their vehicles with the Department of Transportation (DoT).

Most vehicles (i.e., cars, trucks, and vans) require license plates to be secured at the rear and front of the vehicle. Motorcycles and trailers only require one license plate secured at the rear.

All license plates must have clearly visible and up-to-date registration stickers on the corners of their rear plate.

In Wyoming, there is a variety of plates that can be obtained from the DMV:

  • Temporary License Plates
  • Standard License Plates
  • Specialty License Plates
  • Personalized License Plates
  • Disability License Plates and Placard

Every plate type has different fees for registering and renewing. The standard license plate is issued to all applicants who don’t require special or personalized plates.

Applying for License Plates in Wyoming

Applications for license plates in Wyoming can be submitted to a DoT office either in person, online, or by mail. However, vehicle registration must be done in person.

New residents must register their vehicle as soon as possible.

For those who purchase a new vehicle, it must be registered within 30 days.

When applying for a license plates, the following will be required:

  • Proof of insurance
  • Valid ID (i.e., Wyoming driver’s license)
  • Emissions certification
  • Titling documentation
  • Completed application forms
  • Payment for applicable registration fees

As soon as a vehicle is registered, plates either will be issued right away or may take time before being mailed out (e.g., specialty license plates).

Personalized License Plates in Wyoming

The DoT permits most license plates to be personalized with a custom plate number. When registering a personalized plate, the following guidelines must be met:

  • Up to 7 letters and/or numbers (max. and min. varies by plate types)
  • Cannot be all numbers
  • No vulgar, indecent, or offensive words or suggestions
  • Must not be in use by another vehicle

All applications will be reviewed to decide whether a plate number will be accepted or rejected. Multiple plate numbers should be submitted, so that one gets picked.

It is possible to look up license plates to check their availability online.

Specialty License Plates in Wyoming

Specialty license plates are designed to support and obtain contributions to local charities, scholarship opportunities, occupations, and other services.

The following specialty license plates are available for registration in Wyoming:

  • EMT Specialty Plates
  • Ex-POW Specialty Plates
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Specialty Plates
  • Prestige Specialty Plates
  • Firefighter Specialty Plates
  • Veteran Specialty Plates
  • University of Wyoming Specialty Plates
  • Epossed Specialty Plates
  • Gold Star Plates

A complete list of specialty plates along with their required fees can be obtained by contacting a DoT office.

Disability License Plates in Wyoming

Disability license plates are only available for people with medical support for their personal disabilities.

Disability plates and placards are provided to:

  • People with permanent or temporary disability
  • Veterans with a disability
  • Vehicles servicing those with disabilities

Owning disability plates and placards allows for vehicles to be parked in designated parking spaces found throughout the state.

Renewing License Plates in Wyoming

A vehicle’s registration must be renewed before it expires. Failure to do so will lead to additional charges when the vehicle is eventually renewed.

Reminders may be sent out, but it is always the vehicle owner’s responsibility to renew their vehicle.

Replacement License Plates in Wyoming

Both license plates and registration stickers can be replaced if they are lost, stolen, worn out, or lost.

Applications can be submitted to the DoT either online or in person. It may not be possible to get the same plate number again.

Stolen license plates should be reported to the police to prevent misuse in Wyoming.

Transferring & Surrendering License Plates in Wyoming

License plates always remain with the owner of a vehicle. If a vehicle is sold to another person, the buyer does not receive the plates with the car.

Instead, license plates should be transferred to a new vehicle, or surrendered if no longer needed.

When transferring a vehicle’s license plates, payment for the transfer fee is required.

If license plates are surrendered, it may be possible to receive a refund for any months remaining on the plate’s registration. Submitting a request for refund is required in order to process any applicable return of fees.

Paying for License Plates in Wyoming

Payments can be made using any of the following methods:

  • Cash
  • Money order
  • Check
  • Visa or credit card

When mailing an application, it is not advised to submit cash. Instead, use a check or money order for the DoT.

Summary of Fees for License Plates in Wyoming

When a vehicle is registered with the DoT in Wyoming, you are required to pay for registration fees, service fees, and other taxes. The following are just some of the fees that may apply:

  • Standard Registration Fee
    • Passenger Vehicles: $30
    • Motorcycles: $2
    • Trucks and trailers: $2 to $60
  • Temporary License Plates
    • In-Transit Permit: $20
    • Registration: $450
  • Personalized License Plates
    • Fee: $30
  • Specialty License Plates
    • E.g., University of Wyoming Plate: $130 + standard registration fees
  • Replacement License Plates
    • Fee: $8
  • Duplicate License Plates
    • Fee: $30

More information can be obtained by contacting a DOR office.

Looking Up License Plates in Wyoming

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