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    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles oversees the distribution and issuance of personalized and customized vanity license plates. Virginia allows you to determine if your specific lettering on the license plate is available online. Personalized license plates in Virginia can be ordered online and take up to 4 to 8 weeks for processing and delivery. License plates can only be ordered by a registered owner and the plate you order must be registered to an Virginia vehicle at the time of issuance.
  • Fee: The fee for a personalized license plate in Virginia is $10 in addition to the regular renewal fee.
  • Number of Characters: In Virginia, they allow a maximum of 7 characters on your Personalized Plate. You can use any combination of Letters A to Z, Spaces, Dashes, Ampersand and Numbers 0 to 9 .
  • Limitations: Personalized vanity license plates in Virginia are subject to approval by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The website also states that the following are not allowed:
    • Profane, obscene, or vulgar in nature.
    • Sexually explicit or graphic.
    • Excretory-related.
    • Used to describe intimate body parts or genitals.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 27412
Richmong, Virginia 23269-0001

    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.