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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Personalized License Plates

Special Plates Types

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity License Plates


General Information
These plates must contain no less than four letters and no more than seven letters or combination of four letters and numbers. No spaces are allowed for motorcycle plates containing five characters. Personalized plates up to six characters may be ordered for logo plates.
Spacing Guidelines Personalized plates are produced with uniformly sized spaces.
No. of Characters Type of Plate Spaces Permitted (Uniform Spacing)
4 Personalized up to 3
4 Personalized w/logo up to 3
5 Personalized up to 3
5 Personalized w/logo up to 3
6 Personalized up to 3
6 Personalized w/logo none
7 Personalized up to 2
Registrant Eligibility May be issued to any Ohio motorist
Title Requirements Ohio Certificate of Title
Vehicle Information These plates may be issued to passenger vehicles, non-commercial trucks, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, house vehicles and non-commercial trailers.
Type of Plates Personalized
Issuance Information

Requests for system assigned, reserved, or personalized license plates may be made at any Deputy Registrar's office, by mail or online at OPlates.com. For questions about this plate, please call 1-800-589-8247.

Renewal of plates can be done at any Deputy Registrar's office, online at OPlates.com, or by mail.

All plates will be mailed directly to the address on your registration card unless customer requests otherwise. The deputy will issue your registration card, stickers and provide you with a permit which will allow you to operate your vehicle while your plates are being manufactured.

Special license plate applications are available at all Deputy Registrar license agency locations or can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
Cost These plates cost an additional $50.00 annually plus the normal registration fees. The fee is determined by Ohio Revised Code section 4503.42.





Special Plate Fee $50.00 $50.00
New Plate Charge* $7.50 $0.00
License Tax: Motorcycle $25.00 $25.00
License Tax: Passenger Car $31.00 $31.00
License Tax: Recreational Vehicle Up to $46.00 Up to $46.00
License Tax: Noncom Tk/Mtr Home Up to $81.00 Up to $81.00
Permissive Tax** $0 - $20.00 $0 - $20.00
Deputy Fee $3.50 $3.50
Plate Reflectorization Fee $0.25 per plate $0
County Sticker(s) $0.25 $0
Postage*** current rate current rate



The $7.50 fee does not apply if it is the first time the vehicle is registered by the owner or if the vehicle has not been plated in the last 12 months.


Permissive Tax is based upon customer's county of residence. (See county information)


No postage is required if renewed at Deputy Registrar.