DMV releases two new special license plates

For the Tomahawk Leader

WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this week announced that it is now offering two new special license plates.

One plate is focused on suicide prevention, while the other has a “spay, neuter, adopt” theme.

Proceeds from the suicide prevention plate will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate the loss of life from suicide by delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Proceeds from the Spay, Neuter, Adopt plate will go to The Fix Is In Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides financial and logistical support for the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs in Wisconsin.

“The organization’s goal is to reduce the number of cats and dogs taken in by Wisconsin shelters and to reduce the number of animals that do not make it to safe shelter and suffer needlessly due to overpopulation,’” the release said.

The release said fees for these special license plates include:

  • A $25.00 contribution to organization. The donation may be tax deductible.
  • A one-time $15.00 issuance fee.
  • Plates may be personalized for an additional $15.00 fee each year.
  • The regular vehicle registration fee (which may include wheel tax, if applicable).

WisDOT said the new plates join a growing list of 53 special license plates, which can be viewed and ordered online at or ordered by mail. Plates are mailed to the customer.

Specialty plates and regular license plates can be ordered and renewed online at

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