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  • Code Section: Section 40-12-264
  • Primary Tag Type(s): DL
  • Secondary Tag Type(s): N/A
  • Series Began: October 1st of each year

A motor vehicle dealer who has a current dealer license as required by Sections 40-12-51 or Section 40-12-169 and 40-12-391 may purchase up to a maximum combined total of 35 dealer and motorcycle dealer license plates if a new dealer or a maximum combined total of 10 dealer and motorcycle dealer license plates if a used dealer unless the dealer completes applications for certificates of title involving title transfers for 300 or more motor vehicles in this state during the previous dealer regulatory license year, then they may purchase a combined total of not more than 25 additional dealer and motorcycle dealer license plates.

Dealer plates will be issued by the Department of Revenue, contingent upon proof of the appropriate privilege licenses.

License plate design changes annually.

Plates in this category are not assigned to a specific vehicle; therefore, the plates may be moved among vehicles in the dealer’s inventory.

Can be used for private passenger automobiles, trucks, truck tractors, and trailers held in the dealer’s inventory.


  • Registration fees are distributed in accordance with the provisions of Sections 40-12-269, 40-12-270 and 40-12-274.
  • Registration fees are $25.00 per plate.
  • No personalized tags.

View a List of Active and Revoked Dealer Regulatory Licensees.