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How Much Do Wyoming License Plates Cost?

When you buy a used car in Wyoming, you’ll get new license plates when you register the vehicle. Standard Wyoming passenger vehicle plates are included in the registration fee of $30.
Wyoming also has a variety of specialty and prestige plates to choose from, which cost more. Additional taxes and fees apply to both new and renewal registrations.

Let’s get into the details of license plate costs in the great state of Wyoming.

The Cost of Wyoming License Plates

Wyoming passenger license plates cost $0 to $130, depending on what type of plates you choose.

Here are the options Wyoming offers for passenger vehicle plates:

Standard passenger plates
Prestige plates
Specialty plates
Military plates
Disability plates

The fees vary based on plate type. Additional registration fees apply on top of the base plate costs.

How Much are Standard License Plates in Wyoming?

In Wyoming, the standard passenger vehicle plates are included with the registration fee of $30. Meaning that it’s free…sort of.

You'll receive the regular license plates when:

Registering a vehicle in your name
Replacing lost, damaged, or stolen plates
Trading down from specialty plates to standard plates

For more info on Wyoming’s license plate types, visit the official Wyoming Department Of Transportation page.

How Much are Personalized License Plates in Wyoming?

Want to make a statement? Prestige plates cost $30 additional. They are also referred to as personalized or vanity plates, allowing you to customize your ride with a unique letter and number combo.

When selecting the lettering for your custom Wyoming plate, there are some restrictions:

You are limited to five total characters and spaces
No special characters or punctuation can be used
Offensive or inappropriate words and phrases are prohibited
No combination with more than four W's or M's (WMWWM)

How Much are Wyoming Special License Plates?

Show some team spirit or support a cause with a specialty plate. You can sport a plate that supports your favorite Wyoming college, cause, or organization.

Wyoming specialty license plates cost between $30 to $180 in addition to the $85 registration fee.

Here are the available categories:

For more information about specialty license plates, click on any of the above links to view category details on the official Wyoming Department of Transportation website.
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How Much are Wyoming Military License Plates?

Wyoming military license plates cost $50. Wyoming offers different military license plates to honor those who served, including the following options:

Disabled veteran plates
Merchant Marines
Purple Heart
Veteran plates
National Guard

Wyoming provides free military license plates to former POWs.

How Much are Wyoming Handicap Plates?

Wyoming disability plates and placards are “free” (as in, no extra charge over and above the registration fee of $30) for disabled residents.

Eligible applicants can get the following:

2 cardboard placards
1 placard and 1 set of disability plates

To apply for these, take the following steps:

1. Get an application form from your county treasurer office
2. Have a doctor complete the medical certification section
3. Return form to the county treasurer's office for approval
4. Once approved, the treasurer's office will issue disability plates or placards

How Much are Commercial License Plates In Wyoming?

The cost for a commercial license plate in Wyoming ranges from $198 to $1,430 per year depending on the type and weight of the commercial vehicle.

These plates are required to legally operate commercial vehicles on Wyoming roads.

How Much are Motorcycle License Plates In Wyoming?

Wyoming motorcycle registration costs $25. This fee includes the license plate.

How Much are Trailer License Plates In Wyoming?

A trailer license plate costs between $5 and $95 per year in Wyoming. Naturally, you only need one license plate for a trailer, and it goes in the rear.

How Much are RV Plates In Wyoming?

Wyoming recreational vehicle (RV) plates cost $90 per year. This annual fee covers license plates and registration for a motorhome.

What do I do With Old License Plates in Wyoming?

When you sell your used car in Wyoming, you must [dispose of your old plates properly.
Here are the options for old Wyoming plates:

1. Return: county treasurer’s office will take back the old plate when issuing a new one. This is the safest option.
2. Recycle: remove any stickers and recycle the plate through local recycling.
3. Keep: some choose to save the old plate as memorabilia. Be sure to invalidate any active stickers first.
4. Transfer: Wyoming allows you to put your old plate on another vehicle you own. Make sure to check with your county treasurer’s office for the proper paperwork for a plate transfer.

It’s always a good idea to deface your old license plate before returning or recycling it. This prevents someone else from illegally using it. Always remove registration stickers before disposing of your plate.

See our state-by-state guide to license plates to learn which states require removal from the vehicle and which states allow the plates to remain with the vehicle when it’s sold.

License Plate Trivia

Here are some interesting facts about Wyoming license plates:

Wyoming requires a front license plate in addition to the rear plate, unlike some states that require a rear plate only.
Passenger license plates measure 6 by 12 inches and are rectangular—in Wyoming and across the US.
Motorcycle license plates are a bit smaller, measuring 4 by 7 inches.
The Wyoming license plate has six characters. (Across the US, license plate formats range from 6 to 8 characters.)

How to Apply for Wyoming License Plates?

After you've purchased a car from a private seller, you'll get a new license plate when you register the vehicle in your name with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). Here are the steps you'll take:

1. Gather the required documents, such as your vehicle title, insurance, and driver's license.
2. Visit your local county treasurer’s office.
3. Submit the vehicle registration application.
4. Pay applicable registration fees, plate fees, and sales taxes.
5. Get your new plates and registration certificate from the county treasurer’s office.
6. Attach your new Wyoming plates to the rear and front of your vehicle. Wyoming requires two plates.

How Much is a Title Transfer in Wyoming?

Transferring a vehicle's title in Wyoming is a two-part process.

1. The seller signs over the certificate of title after you pay them for the car.
2. You complete the title transfer at the county treasurer's office. At the same time, you apply for a new title, pay sales taxes and fees, complete the registration process, and apply for new license plates.

The seller will provide you with the following Wyoming paperwork:

Completed certificate of title
Completed bill of sale
Proof of lien (if applicable)

Once the seller has provided you with all the paperwork, you need to visit your local Wyoming county treasurer and submit the following:

A completed Application for Certificate of Title and VIN/HIN Inspection Form
Payment for title transfer fee: $15
Payment for vehicle identification number inspection fee: $10

Read our complete guide to a Wyoming title transfer for more info on the subject.

How Much is Registration in Wyoming?

To register your vehicle at the Wyoming county treasurer's office, you must show proof of insurance.

The first time you register a passenger car, you need to transfer ownership if you’ve just acquired it.

Here are the fees you may owe when you register a car in Wyoming. Note that you’ll owe Wyoming sales tax the first time you register a car that you purchase, whereas most other fees are due annually.

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License Plates FAQ

Are there any Wyoming online vehicle registration fee calculators?

The Laramie County registration fee calculator is available for public use. But the safest way to calculate your vehicle registration fee is by contacting the county treasurer's office.

Can I pay vehicle taxes without registering a vehicle?

How do I register an out-of-state vehicle in Wyoming?

Which plate decals does Wyoming have available?