Get a Personalized Plate

If you're interested in getting a personalized license plate, all of the following must be true:

  • The vehicle you'll put the plate on has an empty weight of 9,000 pounds or less and a gross vehicle weight of 11,000 pounds or less.
  • You have an updated tax receipt depending on the expiration date of your current plate.

Applying for a Personalized Plate

A variety of South Carolina plates can be personalized. To apply for a personalized plate, complete the Application for Personalized License Plate (SCDMV Form MV-96). You must pay $30 plus the registration fee.

Mail your completed application and payment, made out to the SCDMV, to the address below. Do not mail cash.

SCDMV
Personalized Plates
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0008

Helpful Tips

  • There's a limit of seven characters of cars and trucks.
  • There's a limit of six characters for motorcycles.
  • You can include numbers and letters.
  • If you include a blank space, it's a character.
  • You may only use the "&" symbol on plates for cars and trucks.
  • You cannot use symbols on motorcycle plates.
  • All combinations must be approved by the SCDMV.