Message/prestige plates are ordered from the state. They are $40 per year, in addition to all other fees. Forms to order are available from the Treasurer's office or maybe Specialty Plate Application Form. Order 6 to 8 weeks prior to renewal to avoid additional fees. Check on the Nebraska DMV website concerning message availability. Already know what you want and would like to check availability and order online with a credit card. Go to the Nebraska DMV message/Husker plate ordering website. If you do not wish to retain your message plates you must bring in one or both plates to be reissued county plates.
(Nebraska Cornhusker) Spirit plates are ordered from the state. They are $70 per year, in addition to all the other fees and applicable taxes. Forms to order are available from the Treasurer's Office or maybe Specialty Plate Application Form. Spirit plates can now also be ordered with a message or the traditional state-issued numbers. Check on the Nebraska DMV website concerning message availability. Order 6 to 8 weeks prior to renewal of existing plates to avoid additional plate changing fees. This application should then be mailed to:
State of Nebraska
P.O. Box 94789
Lincoln, NE 68509
If you would like to check availability and order online using a credit card, just go to the Nebraska DMV message/Husker plate ordering website. If you do not wish to retain your spirit plates you must bring in one or both plates to be reissued county plates.
Gold Star Plates
Beginning January 1, 2010, gold star plates are available to families of persons who have died while in good standing on active duty in the military service of the United States. They are $40 per year if a message is placed on the plate or $5 per year if a randomly selected number is on the plate. Information and applications are available at Gold Star Plate information. If you do not wish to retain your gold star plates you must bring in one or both plates to be reissued county plates.
Organizational License Plates (New in 2010, LB 110)
Beginning in January 2010, organizations will have the opportunity to have their own organizational license plates. Any non-profit organization, whose primary activity is to serve the community, contribute to the welfare of others, and are not offensive or discriminatory, may submit a request to the Nebraska DMV for the creation of a specialty license plate that contains their name and/or logo. If your local organization does not have enough members it could be a plate recognizing the group all over the state such as a Volunteer Fire Fighters Plate or a plate recognizing a group such as Kiwanis or Rotary. These plates will cost $70 annually. Initial application must include 500 pre-paid specialty plate applications. These plates will not be handed out until 2011 with the issuance of the new license plate design. Additional details and applications are available at DMV organizational license plates.
Military Honor Plates
Beginning in January 2016, active duty military members and veterans will be able to display Military Honor Plates representing their branch of service. Applications are now available and will require the person to have already registered with the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs. Please see the state website for more information and review the following resources:
- Approved Military Honor Plate Designs (PDF)
- I am registered and want to order my veteran's plates by selecting Vehicle Services/Specialty License Plates
- Military Honor Plates
Veterans who have served in more than one branch of the service and have registered their varied service with the Department of Veteran's Affairs can choose a plate from one branch or multiple branches if they so choose. In any and all cases, thank you for your service.
Single License Plate Option
Beginning January 1, 2017, one license plate may be issued, upon request. for any passenger car which is not equipped with a bracket on the front of the vehicle to display a license plate. A license decal shall be issued with the license plates and shall be displayed on the driver's side of the windshield. In order to request a single license plate and license decal, there shall be an additional annual nonrefundable registration fee of $50 plus the cost of the decal paid to the county treasurer at the time of registration. We advise you to put the sticker in the upper left corner of your window so it is visible in the winter if there is snow on your car. You will receive a new decal every year when you renew your single plate registration. If at any time you want to put a bracket on your vehicle and go back to two plates you will have to surrender the single plate and receive a new set of plates. If you have a specialty plate it will be retained and we will order a second plate from the state. This option is not available on a truck. With this option, you will not be able to renew your registration online. It must be processed in person or by mail.