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Download Instructions and Application for
Creation of a Specialty License Plate Design for an Organization

Application for Creighton University Plate
Application for Friends of the Union Pacific RR Museum Plate
Application for Nebraska Serious Injury & Line-of-Duty Death Response Team Plate
Application for NE Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation
Application for Nebraska Corn Growers Association Plate
Application for Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Plate
Application for University of Nebraska-Omaha Plate
Application for Ducks Unlimited Inc Plate
Application for Henry Doorly Zoo Plate

An organization that meets the following requirements may make application for creation of a specialty plate representing that organization:

  • The organization is a nonprofit corporation or a group of nonprofit corporations with a common purpose.
  • The primary activity or purpose of the organization serves the community, contributes to the welfare of others, and is not offensive or discriminatory in its purpose, nature, activity, or name.
  • The name and purpose of the organization does not promote any specific product or brand name that is on a product provided for sale.
  • The organization is authorized to use any name, logo, or graphic design suggested for the design of the plate.
  • No infringement or violation of any property right will result from the use of such name, logo, or graphic design.
  • The organization will hold harmless the State of Nebraska and its employees and agents for any liability that may result from any infringement or violation of property right based on the use of such name, logo, or graphic design.

Applications for specialty license plates will be accepted from organizations on an on-going daily basis on and after January 1, 2010. Upon receipt of an application the Department will acknowledge the receipt or request any additional information that is required. Certification or denial of the applications will occur on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December).

Shortly after an application has been certified the organization will be notified that the required 250 prepaid applications from individuals for such license plate design along with one form of payment for the total amount due of $17,500 ($70 per application) may be submitted. Upon receipt of the 250 prepaid applications and payment the Department will begin production of the specialty plate design for that organization and will open the application for such plates to the public.

A suggested design for the plate must be submitted with the organizationís application, or at least 8 weeks prior to submitting the 250 prepaid applications.

All specialty license plates will be delivered to the county treasurer of the county in which the motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or cabin trailer is registered.

There is no limit to the number of vehicles owned by an individual that may be registered with organizational license plates and there are no restrictions on which plates may be applied for (you do not have to belong to an organization to purchase the license plates representing that organization).

The fee for the plates is $70, which is due at the time of initial application and upon every annual registration renewal. The DMV will assign the plate number (an alpha numeric combination) at the time of application (there is no customer chosen message option available for these license plates).

The distribution of the $70.00 fee is as follows:

  • 15% ($10.50) to the Department of Motor Vehicles Cash Fund
  • 85% ($59.50) to the Highway Trust Fund

Current plates and registration must be surrendered when the organizational plates are registered. Additional fees for production of the license plates and new registration will be charged by the County Treasurer.

Questions regarding Organizational License Plates maybe addressed to E-Mail or by contacting this office at 402.471.3918.

This page last revised 7/20/2016