The Michigan Secretary of State oversees the distribution and issuance of personalized and customized vanity license plates. Michigan allows you to determine if your specific lettering on the license plate is available online using the Plate It Your Way website. Personalized license plates in Michigan must be ordered in person at a Michigan Secretary of State Branch Office and will take 14 business days for processing and delivery. License plates can only be ordered by a registered owner and the plate you order must be registered to an Michigan vehicle at the time of issuance.
- Types of Vehicles: The Michigan Secretary of State allows personalized license plates on non-commercial and commercially owned passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, motor homes, hearses, buses, and motorcycles.
- Fee: The fee for a personalized license plate in Michigan is $30 prorated $8 for the first month remaining on your renewal and $2 for each remaining month in addition to the regular renewal fees. For more information, visit the Michigan Personalized License Plate Online Requirements.
- Number of Characters: In Michigan, they allow a maximum of 7 characters on your Personalized Plate (less for some specialized plates). You can use any combination of Letters A to Z, Spaces and Numbers 0 to 9 .
- Limitations: Personalized vanity license plates in Michigan are subject to final approval by the Michigan Secretary of State. The website also states that the following are not allowed:
- Selections cannot use the same letter/number combinations used with any standard or specialty license plate sequence.
- Selections cannot be offensive to good taste or decency (as judged by the Department of State).
- Is My Plate Available?: Yes – you can look your preferred license plate up online! Visit the Michigan Plate It Your Way Website.
- How to Order: To order your personalized Michigan personalized license plate, follow these steps:
- Additional Information: For more information on obtaining a personalized vanity license plate in Michigan, visit the Michigan Personalized Plates website or call 1-888-SOS-MICH.
This Site is not owned or operated by, nor affiliated with any governmental organization. This Site contains general information with respect to personalized license plates at the department of motor vehicles in various states. It is for informational and educational purposes only. You should check with the specific state that your motor vehicle is registered in before ordering