How to replace plates

 This page was updated for COVID-19.


You may be able to replace vehicle plates online, by mail, or at a DMV office.  See special instructions to


How do I get a standard series plates to replace my picture or professional plates?

To exchange custom plates for standard series plates

 We will then issue your vehicle a set of standard series plates.  1


Office procedures have changed due to COVID-19.

We recommend you conduct your DMV business at the office or by mail in the County where you are a resident.

See instructions for your county



  • 1. You will no longer pay the custom plate fees when you renew your registration. If your registration is in the first year of a two-year registration, you must submit a Request for refund or fee paid for motor vehicle registrations and driver licenses (MV-215) to apply for a refund of the balance of the fee. (A processing fee of $1.00 is subtracted from your refund.) You will not receive a refund if the registration expires in less than one year.