Do I have to wait until I renew
my registration to order a plate?
What types of vehicles can my
specialty plate be issued to?
Can I transfer my specialty
plates to another vehicle?
Can I transfer my message from
an existing personalized Texas
plate (PLP) when I purchase a
new My Plates plate?
Once I own a My Plates with a
message, can I move my message
to a different My Plates design?
Who makes Texas license plates?
Can the plate have special
characters and spaces in
No. You can purchase a plate at any time. You will need to be a
Texas resident with a Texas address. Your car will need to be registered in Texas before you can affix My Plates to your vehicle.
Our specialty plates are issued to a variety of vehicles
including passenger, trucks, motorcycles, trailer, travel
trailer, motor homes and private buses.
Yes. 1. Only to the same type of vehicle (ex. car to car, trailer to trailer)
2. To a car bought from a dealer. 3. Between vehicles you own:
your County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office staff will issue a new
registration sticker and assist with the transfer.
Yes! We call it “porting”, but it has to be done in conjunction
with a new My Plates purchase, and you must speak to one
of our friendly service center agents at 888- 7MYPLATES
(888-769-7528) to do so.
Yes! We call it “restyling”. You may do so by speaking to one
of our friendly service center agents at 888-7MYPLATES
(888- 769-7528). Restyling is done for the same term-length that
you originally purchased, at a one-time charge.
TxDMV contracts with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
to manufacture license plates. The plates are made by offenders
at the Wynne Correctional Unit in Huntsville.
My Plates now offers these special characters to help really
personalize your plate! Dashes • Periods • Hearts • Stars
• Silhouette of the State of Texas. These join the already existing
“space” and International Symbol of Access (ISA).
Visit www.myplates.com or call 888- 7MY-PLAtES (888-769-7528) and personalize your plates today!