MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Three new designs join the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) offering of specialty license plates. The most recent plate includes one dedicated to the memory of fallen law enforcement officers. The others feature the group-sponsored Trout Unlimited and In God We Trust.
“The newest plate honors all law enforcement professionals killed in the line of duty. We’re pleased that we can offer another way to recognize those who serve our state,” said Megan Bergum, Special Handling Section chief.
This Law Enforcement Memorial license plate is now available. Unlike the other new releases, this license plate design was not established as a fundraiser. Specialty plates are made available for a $15 issuance fee for non-personalized plates.
Also new this spring, is the Trout Unlimited license plate which was released in March. Purchasing these plates includes the $15 issuance fee for non-personalized plates and an additional $25 tax-deductible donation. Funds generated from these plates go toward the organization’s goal of conserving wetlands in North America.
Last fall, the In God We Trust plates became available. The one-time $15 issuance fee is transferred to the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA), Veterans Trust Fund. Funds generated from the additional $25 tax-deductible donation are transferred to the WDVA Veterans Trust Fund to support Wisconsin Veteran Home member care.
Not only can Wisconsin motorists have specialty license plates, the plates can be personalized. A $15 personalized plate fee is required each year in addition to the regular annual registration fee. A handy online tool checks whether the personalization is already in use (Personalized Plate Lookup-www.dot.state.wi.us/drivers/vehicles/personal/pp-search.htm). It can take 4-6 weeks for the manufacturing and mailing process before the plates arrive.
A complete list of specialty plates offered is available at the WisDOT website: www.dot.state.wi.us/drivers/vehicles/personal/special/index.htm.
Only the website with .gov is the official state DMV website. Other sites with .org and .com are not official and may have extra charges for forms or list information that is dated or incorrect. In addition to the expanding services on its website, WisDOT connects with customers on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WisDOT) and Twitter @WisconsinDOT (https://twitter.com/WisconsinDOT).