Single Plate States & Specialty Plates by State

The following information is current as of September 2014 and is posted here as an informational resource.  State laws are subject to change, and it is important to consult the current statutes and regulations in your state to ensure accurate information.  You should not rely solely on the following information, and SEMA disclaims any responsibility for damages that arise out of reliance on the information.  If you have further questions, please contact SEMA Action Network at san@sema.org.

States requiring a single rear plate: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia

States requiring two plates: Alaska, California, Colorado, DC, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
 

Specialty Plates by State

The requirements for each specialty plate type are listed below, but requirements are subject to change.  Please check with your local DMV for current guidance and paperwork.  Vehicles that may qualify for specialty plates include antique, collector, custom, historic, horseless carriage, special interest, street rod, and vintage vehicles.  Some states also allow vehicle owners to display plates that were issued in the state in the year the vehicle was manufactured, known as “year of manufacture” or “YOM” plates.
 

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Alabama:

Vintage Vehicle – Available for vehicles that are more than 30 years old, operated as collector's items and not used for general transportation, and which must have the original or substantially similar vehicle body, chassis, engine, and transmission as designated for that make, model, year, and age vehicle.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured in 1976 or earlier that are registered as "Vintage" may apply to display YOM plates.

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Alaska:

Collector Car – Available for vehicles whose body and frame were manufactured before 1949, or a replica of such a vehicle, that has been modified for safe road use.

Historic Vehicle – Available for vehicles that are at least 30 years old and driven on the highway for the primary purpose of historical exhibition or similar activity only.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historic” may display YOM plates.

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Arizona:

Classic Car – Available for vehicles included on the list of classic cars filed with the Motor Vehicle Division by the Classic Car Club of America. The list is updated every five years.

Historic Vehicle – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old.

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1915 or earlier.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles with a body design that retains at least the basic original style of a vehicle manufactured in 1948 or earlier, and which have been modified for safe road use.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Classic” or “Historic” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Arkansas:

Antique – Available for historical vehicles, special interest vehicles, and vehicles that are at least 25 years old that are essentially unaltered from the original manufacturer’s specifications.  Certain modifications are permitted if they are characteristic of the approximate era to which the vehicle belongs or considered to be safety related (brakes, seal beam headlights, seat belts, etc.).

Street Rod – Available for Custom Vehicles and Street Rods.

  • Custom Vehicle - A motor vehicle that is at least 25 years old and of a model year after 1948, or manufactured to resemble such a vehicle, that has been altered from the manufacturer's original design or has a body constructed from non-original materials.
  • Street Rod - A motor vehicle that is of a model year of 1948 or earlier, or manufactured to resemble such a vehicle, that has been altered from the manufacturer’s original design or has a body constructed from non-original materials.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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California:

Historic Vehicle – Available for vehicles manufactured after 1922 which are at least 25 years old and of historic interest.

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles with an engine of 16 or more cylinders that were manufactured prior to 1965 and for vehicles manufactured in 1922 or earlier, regardless of cylinders.

Legacy – Replicas of California license plates similar to those issued in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, which all vehicles are eligible to use.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured in 1969 or earlier may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Colorado:

5 Year Collector – Available for vehicles that are model year 1975 or earlier, or a vehicle with a model year after 1976 that was registered as a collector's item prior to September 1, 2009. Also available for vehicles that are at least 32 years old if the vehicle complies with emissions testing requirements and the owner submits an affidavit acknowledging that the vehicle will not be driven more than 4,500 miles per year.  Emissions testing, if required, and registration renewal are only due every five years. 

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles that are at least 50 years old that are highly valued principally because of their early date of manufacture, design, historical interest, or value as collector’s items.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1948 or earlier with body designs that have been modified for safe road use.

YOM – Vehicles that are least 30 years old may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Connecticut:

Classic Vehicle – Available for vehicles that are at least 20 years old and currently registered in Connecticut.  The Classic Vehicle plates replace the Early American (Antique) license plates. 

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Early American” or “Classic” may apply to display YOM plates.  “Early American” or “Classic” plates and registration documents, along with the Application to Display Year of Original Manufacture Plates (form B-320), must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Delaware:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old that have been maintained in or restored to a condition that substantially conforms to manufacturer's specifications, and which may be used only for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades and similar uses and not for general transportation.

YOM – Allows for the purchase of replica YOM license plates through the Delaware Historic Plate Company.  Hobbyists should review the guidelines on the Delaware Historic Plate Company website before purchasing a replica plate.

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Florida:

Antique – Available for vehicles manufactured after 1945 that are at least 30 years old and equipped with an engine that is at least 30 years old.

Custom – Available for modified motor vehicles manufactured after 1948 that are at least 25 years old that have been altered from the manufacturer’s original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.  Custom vehicles may only be used for exhibition and not for general transportation.

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles weighing 5,000 pounds or less that were manufactured in 1945 or earlier.
Street Rod – Available for modified vehicles manufactured before 1949.  Street rods may only be used for exhibition and not for general transportation.

Historical – Available for vehicles that are at least 30 years old and used only in exhibitions, parades, or public display.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique,” “Horseless Carriage,” or “Historical” that were manufactured in 1974 or earlier may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Georgia:

Hobby Antique – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old and vehicles that have been designed and manufactured to resemble an antique or historical vehicle.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured in 1970 or earlier may display YOM plates with DMV approval. Current state-issued plates must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Hawaii:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 35 years old, of the original factory specifications, or restored to the original specifications, in unaltered or unreconstructed condition, and operated or moved over the highway primarily for the purpose of historical exhibition or other similar purposes.

YOM – No law on YOM plates. Not allowed.

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Idaho:

Classic – Available for vehicles that are at least 30 years old, do not qualify for “Idaho Old Timer” plates, in original or authentically-restored condition without major modifications from factory specifications, and that will not be used for commercial or regular personal transportation.

Old Timer – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1943 that are authentic restorations without major modifications from factory specifications and that will not be used for commercial or regular personal transportation.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1949, or designed to resemble such vehicles, that have significant drive train updates, such as changes to engine, transmission, rear axle, or suspension components. The body should resemble the manufacturer's original issue.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured in 1974 or earlier that weigh 26,000 pounds or less may display YOM plates with DMV approval. Use of 1969-73 year plates is prohibited because they did not have the year embossed on them.  “Classic” or “Old Timer” plates may be used in conjunction with the YOM plate at the option of the owner.

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Illinois:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old and bona fide replicas. Antique plates may only be used to drive to and from antique auto shows, exhibitions, service stations and demonstrations.

Antique Expanded-Use – Annually-issued antique vehicle plates that allow a vehicle to be driven with no restrictions from April to October.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates. The antique plates and registration must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Indiana:

Antique/Historic – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historic” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.  The historic plates, registration, and affidavit to use the YOM plate must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Iowa:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old.

Replica – Available for vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds that were assembled as a reproduction of a vehicle originally manufactured by a generally recognized manufacturer of motor vehicles with the substitution or addition of essential parts to update the vehicle for purposes of safety, performance, or reliability.

Street Rods – Available for vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds that were manufactured by a generally recognized manufacturer prior to 1949, which may contain a body or frame not manufactured by the original manufacturer, and vehicles designed and manufactured to resemble a vehicle manufactured prior to 1949.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique,” “Replica” or “Street Rod” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.  The antique, replica, or street rod plates and registration must be carried within the vehicle at all times. 

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Kansas:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 35 years old that have not been altered or modified from the original manufacturer’s model specifications.  Alterations or modifications to update safety components are allowed.

Special Interest – Available for vehicles that are more than 20 years old that have not been altered or modified from the original manufacturer's specifications except to assure normal running operation and/or to meet specific safety inspection requirements.  Applicants must also own or lease and have registered one or more vehicles for which regular registration fees are paid.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1949 or earlier that have been altered or modified and that have original steel bodies. Applicants must also own or lease and have registered one or more vehicles for which regular registration fees are paid.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates or reproduction YOM plates with DMV approval. An antique plate may be used on the front of a vehicle in conjunction with the YOM plate in the rear at the option of the owner.

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Kentucky:

Historic – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used primarily for exhibition in shows, parades, tours and other special uses, and not for general transportation.

Street Rod – Available for modernized private passenger vehicles manufactured before 1949, or designed/manufactured to resemble such vehicles.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historic” may display YOM plates or reproduction YOM plates. The historic plate and registration must be carried within the vehicle at all times. 

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Louisiana:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old that have been restored to their original condition without modifications.

Street Cruiser – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and have undergone some type of modernizing, including modernization of the engine, transmission, drive train, interior refinements, and any other modifications the builder desires, which must be driven to events under their own power and used as safe non-racing vehicles for total family enjoyment.

Street Rod – Available for any modified antique private passenger vehicle or private minimum use truck/van manufactured in 1948 or earlier which has undergone some type of modernizing, including modernizing of engine, transmission, drive train, interior refinements, and any other modifications the builder desires,  and which must be driven to events under their own power and used as safe, non-racing vehicles.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Maine:

Antique – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1916 or later that are more than 25 years old, equipped with an engine manufactured either at the same time as the vehicle or to the specifications of the original engine, substantially maintained in original or restored condition, and maintained primarily for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades or other functions of public interest and not used as a primary mode of transportation.

Custom – Available for vehicles manufactured after 1948 that are at least 25 years old, or manufactured to resemble such a vehicle, that have been altered or modified from the manufacturer's original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1916 that are equipped with an engine manufactured either at the same time as the vehicle or to the specifications of the original engine, and which are used primarily for exhibitions, club activities, parades and other events of public interest and not used as a primary mode of transportation. 

Street Rod – Available for modified antique automobiles, and replicas of antique automobiles, that were manufactured before 1949 and comply with standards adopted by the Chief of the State Police. 

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates. The antique plates and registration must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Maryland:

Historic – Available for vehicles that are at least 20 years old that have not been substantially altered, remodeled, or remanufactured from their original construction.  Historic vehicles cannot be used for general daily transportation.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old that have been substantially altered from the manufacturer's original design.  Street rods cannot be used for general daily transportation.

Special Vintage Reproduction Plate – Reproduction of Maryland’s 1910 plate available to most vehicles, including historic vehicles and street rods.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historic” or “Street Rod” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.  The street rod or historic plates must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Massachusetts:

Antique – Available for vehicles more than 25 years old that are maintained solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1949 that have been altered from the manufacturer’s original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Michigan:

Historical – Available for vehicles that are at least 26 years old, owned solely as collector items, and used only for events such as historical club activities, parades, and car shows.  Historical vehicles cannot be used for general transportation except during the month of August.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historical” may display YOM plates with DMV approval. 

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Minnesota:

Classic – Available for vehicles manufactured between and including the years 1925 to 1948 designated by the commissioner as “classic” because of fine design, high engineering standards, and superior workmanship.  Classic vehicles must be owned and operated solely as collector’s items and not used for general transportation purposes.

Collector – Available for vehicles manufactured after 1935 that are at least 20 years old, or at least 10 years old with a body or engine style of which not more than 500 were manufactured in or imported into the United States in any model year.  Collector vehicles may not be used for general transportation purposes and at the time of application, owners must certify that they have one or more vehicles registered with regular Minnesota plates. 

Pioneer – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1936 that are owned and operated solely as collector’s items and not used for general transportation purposes.  Pioneer plates are also available for “restored pioneer vehicles.”  Restored pioneer vehicles are vehicles originally manufactured before 1919 with one or more essential parts that have been replaced as necessary to restore or retain the character and appearance of the vehicle as originally manufactured. 

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1949, or designed and manufactured to resemble such vehicles, that are owned and operated solely as street rods and not used for general transportation purposes.  Owners must certify that they have one or more vehicles registered with regular Minnesota plates. 

YOM – On application of the owner and in lieu of issuing regular license plates to a motor vehicle registered and taxed as a passenger automobile, the DMV may assign to the motor vehicle original Minnesota registration plates issued in the same year as the model year of the motor vehicle, if (1) the original plates are at least 20 years old, (2) the owner of the motor vehicle has the original plates in possession at the time of the application, and (3) the owner provides the plate number to the DMV.

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Mississippi:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old.

Street Rod – Available for modified antique vehicles produced by an American manufacturer in 1948 or earlier that have undergone some type of modernizing, including modernization of the engine, transmission, drivetrain, interior refinements and any other modifications the builder desires.  Street rods are to be driven under their own power and used as safe, nonracing vehicles for family enjoyment.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” or “Street Rod” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Missouri:

Custom – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948, or manufactured to resemble such vehicles, that have been altered from the manufacturer’s original design or have an entire body constructed from non-original materials, and which may be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, and similar uses and not for general daily transportation.

Historic – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old, owned solely as collector items, and used for exhibition and educational purposes.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1949, and vehicles manufactured to resemble such vehicles, that have been altered from the manufacturer’s original design, or have an entire body constructed from non-original materials, and which may be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, and similar uses and not for general daily transportation.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historic” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Montana:

Antique – Available for vehicles that meet the requirements for “Pioneer” or “Vintage” vehicles:

  • Pioneer – Available for vehicles that were manufactured in 1933 or earlier and used solely as collector items and not for general transportation.  Also available for “Street Rods,” which are defined as vehicles manufactured before 1949, or manufactured to resemble such vehicles, that have been altered from their original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.
  • Vintage – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1934 or later that are at least 30 years old and used solely as collector items and not for general transportation.  Also available for “Street Rods” and some “Custom Vehicles,” with “Custom Vehicles” defined as vehicles manufactured after 1948 that are at least 25 years old, or manufactured to resemble such vehicles, that have been altered from their original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.

YOM – Vehicles that are at least 30 years old and used solely as collector items and vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used for general transportation may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Nebraska:

Historical – Available for vehicles that are at least 30 years old and essentially unaltered from original manufacturer specifications.  Vehicles registered as historical cannot be used for general daily transportation and the applicant must own and have registered a regular passenger vehicle that can be used for general daily transportation.

Special Interest – Available for motor vehicles of any age that are being collected, preserved, restored, or maintained by the owner as a leisure pursuit and not used for general transportation.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historical” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Nevada:

Classic Vehicle – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old that have not been customized.

Classic Rod – Available for vehicles that are at least 20 years old and manufactured after 1949.

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1915 or earlier.  Applications for horseless carriage plates must be approved by the Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada.

Old Timer – Available for vehicles that are more than 40 years old.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1949 that have been customized.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured in 1942 and earlier may use replica plates in the same colors and design as the plates issued in the year of manufacture.

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New Hampshire:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old and maintained for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles whose body and frame were manufactured before 1949, and replicas thereof, that have been modified for safe road use, and which have been certified by the New Hampshire State Police.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” and manufactured in 1975 or earlier may display YOM plates with DMV approval. The antique plates and registration must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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New Jersey:

Historic – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used only for exhibition and educational purposes.

Street Rod – Available for modified antique vehicles manufactured before 1949 that are registered in a New Jersey street rod club or an affiliate of the National Street Rod Association.

YOM – No law on YOM plates. Not allowed.

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New Mexico:

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles that are at least 35 years old, owned as collector's items, and used solely for exhibition and educational purposes.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured at least 30 years ago may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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New York:

Historical – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old, used only as collector’s items or exhibition pieces, and not for daily transportation.
Some vehicles that are less than 25 years old with unique characteristics may qualify for historical registration.

YOM – Vehicles that are more than 25 years old may display YOM plates with DMV approval. Vehicles registered with YOM plates may not be used for daily transportation.

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North Carolina:

Historic– Available for vehicles that meet the requirements for “Antique Auto” or “Horseless Carriage” vehicles:

  • Antique Auto - Available for vehicles that are at least 35 years old.
  • Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1943 or earlier.

YOM – Vehicles that are more than 35 years old may display YOM plates with DMV approval as long as the current registration plate is kept within the vehicle at all times.

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North Dakota:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 40 years old and not used in the routine functions of business or farming operations.

Collector – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old. A signed affidavit stating that the vehicle will be operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation must be submitted when registering.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Ohio:

Collector – Available for vehicles that are in the Complete Book of Collectible Cars 1930-1990 (Consumer Guide) or vehicles that aren’t listed in the guide that have been proven to be collector cars through any of the following methods:

  • The applicant obtains documentation from the manufacturer that the vehicle was in limited production.
  • The vehicle is in demand as a collectible vehicle at the time of application.
  • A sizable investment can be proven.

Historical – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used for participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, but not for general transportation.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historical” may display YOM plates with DMV approval. The historical plates and registration must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Oklahoma:

Antique/Classic – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used primarily for historical or exhibition purposes.

YOM – Vehicles that are at least 21 years old may display YOM plates with DMV approval as long as the current registration plate is carried within the vehicle.

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Oregon:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are older than one-half the number of years between the current year and 1900 and maintained as collector's items.

Special Interest – Available for several types of vehicles:

  • Vehicles maintained as collector's items that are at least 25 years old.
  • Street Rods – Vehicles manufactured before 1949, or manufactured to resemble such vehicles.
  • Vehicles sanctioned as a vehicle of special interest by an established organization that provides for recognition.
  • Racing activity vehicles.

YOM – Vehicles that are at least 25 years old may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Pennsylvania:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old that have been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformance with manufacturer specifications.

Classic – Available for vehicles that are at least 15 years old that have been maintained in or restored to a condition which is substantially in conformance with manufacturer specifications and appearance.

Collectible – Available for a reconstructed motor vehicle, but not a reproduction thereof, substantially modified from the manufacturer’s original specifications and appearance and maintained in a collectible condition.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1948 or earlier with a gross weight of 9,000 pounds or less, and reproductions of such vehicles, that have been materially altered or modified by the removal, addition or substitution of essential parts.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured in 1906 to 1975 that are registered as “Antique” or “Classic” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Rhode Island:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used only for exhibitions, parades, and car club activities.

YOM – Beginning July 1, 2015, vehicles registered as “Antique” may purchase and display replica YOM plates with DMV approval.

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South Carolina:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades and similar events, but not for general transportation.

YOM – Vehicles that are at least 30 years old may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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South Dakota:

Historic – Available for vehicles that are more than 30 years old and not used for general transportation purposes.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Historic” may display YOM plates in lieu of historic plates with DMV approval.

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Tennessee:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old with non-modified engines and bodies. Vehicles may only be used for general transportation on Saturdays and Sundays.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Texas:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are collector's items and at least 25 years old. Antique vehicles may not be used for general transportation.

Classic – Available for vehicles that are 10,000 pounds or less and at least 25 years old.

Custom – Available for vehicles with a model year after 1948 that are at least 25 years old, and replicas of such vehicles, that have been altered from the manufacturer's original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles manufactured before 1949, and replicas of such vehicles, that have been altered from the manufacturer's original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Antique,” “Classic,” “Custom” or “Street Rod” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Utah:

Vintage – Available for vehicles that are at least 30 years old and primarily collector's items. Vintage vehicles may be used for participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, occasional transportation and similar uses but not for general daily transportation.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured in 1973 or earlier may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Vermont:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used solely for exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest.

Exhibition – Available for vehicles that are maintained solely for use in exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles whose body and frame were manufactured before 1949, and replicas of such vehicles, that have been modified for safe road use.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Exhibition” that were manufactured before 1939 may display YOM plates with DMV approval as long as the current registration plates are carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Virginia:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and not used for general transportation.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago may display YOM plates with DMV approval. Vehicles are not required to be registered as “Antique” to display YOM plates.

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Washington:

Collector – Available for vehicles that are more than 30 years old, owned and operated as collector vehicles, and not used for general transportation.

Horseless Carriage – Available for vehicles that are more than 40 years old, owned and operated as collector vehicles, and not used for general transportation.

YOM – Vehicles registered as “Collector” or “Horseless Carriage” may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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West Virginia:

Antique – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old and owned solely as collector’s items.

Classic Car – Available for vehicles that are more than 25 years old, registered annually as everyday vehicles, and used for general transportation.

YOM – Vehicles manufactured more than 25 years ago may display YOM plates with DMV approval.

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Wisconsin:

Antique – Available for vehicles manufactured in 1945 or earlier that have not been altered or modified from original manufacturer specifications, and which cannot be used for general transportation.

Collector – Available for vehicles that are at least 20 years old, being preserved because of their historical interest, and have no body alterations. The owner of a collector vehicle must own or lease at least one other vehicle registered in Wisconsin as a regular passenger vehicle to be used for general transportation. 

Collector Special – The owners of one or more vehicles registered with collector plates can obtain Collector Special (CLS) license plates for their other vehicles that are used for general transportation.

Historic Military – Available for any military vehicle manufactured in the United States of any age and for any imported military vehicle that is at least 25 years old.

Hobbyist – Available for vehicles that meet the requirements for “Street Modified,” “Replica,” “Reconstructed,” or “Homemade” vehicles:

Street Modified

  • At least 20 years old.
  • May have body modifications.
  • May still resemble the original year and make of the vehicle.
  • Are more commonly known as "hot rods" or "street rods."

Replica

  • Are reproductions of vehicles originally made by another manufacturer.
  • Must replicate a vehicle model that is at least 20 years old.
  • May be a "kit car."

Reconstructed

  • Must be constructed from a vehicle that is at least 20 years old.
  • Must no longer resemble the original vehicle.
  • Application materials must include a bill of sale for all major parts used in the construction of the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle qualifies, it must pass a safety and equipment inspection with the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Homemade

  • The vehicle must have been constructed from new or used parts not originating from or resembling a previously manufactured motor vehicle.
  • Application materials must include a bill of sale for all major parts used in the construction of the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle qualifies, it must pass a safety and equipment inspection with the Wisconsin State Patrol.

YOM – Collector vehicles manufactured before 1979 and vehicles registered as “Antique” may display YOM plates under use limitations with DMV approval.  The department-issued plates and registration must be carried within the vehicle at all times.

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Wyoming:

Custom – Available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and of a model year after 1948, or manufactured to resemble such vehicles, that have been altered from the manufacturer's original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.

Pioneer – Available for individuals who have resided in Wyoming for at least 1 year and own a vehicle that is at least 25 years old and not used for general transportation.

Street Rod – Available for vehicles from 1948 and earlier, or manufactured to resemble such vehicles, which have been altered from the manufacturer's original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials.

YOM – No law on YOM plates. Not allowed.

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