Personalized or Special Plates

Personalized plates are available with the standard plate background for passenger automobiles and pick-up trucks with up to seven (7) characters, including spaces.
You will receive a temporary permit and plate when you apply. The state will mail your permanent plates to you.

Application Process

Print and complete the Application for special plates (PDF) 
Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers

Shakopee Customer Service Center
Elk New Market Customer Service Center

Types of Plates

Personalized plates contain up to 7 characters for passenger class vehicles and pick-up trucks; and 6 characters for motorcycles, mopeds one-ton pick-ups and self-propelled recreational vehicles. Please view the Plate Brochure (PDF).
Specialized plates are available for amateur (HAM) radio and citizen band radio; collector; collegiate; critical habitat; military or veteran; remembering victims of impaired drivers; sesquicentennial: support our troops; volunteer ambulance attendant; volunteer firefighter and more.


Fees vary depending on the type of plate you are applying for.

You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.