Personalized or Special Plates

COVID-19 Status Update - 5/4/2020 11:00 AM

Scott County Customer Service continues to accept transactions through the drop boxes for tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles and other deputy registrar services. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail or drop box. This does not include driver’s license as face-to-face transactions are still prohibited.

Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 24 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step by step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. Questions? You can also reach out to us via email customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8432. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
Personalized plates are available with the standard plate background for passenger automobiles and pick-up trucks with up to seven (7) characters, including spaces.
 
You will receive a temporary permit and plate when you apply. The state will mail your permanent plates to you.
 

Application Process


Print and complete the Application for special plates (PDF) 
  
Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers

Shakopee Customer Service Center
Elk New Market Customer Service Center
 


Types of Plates

Personalized plates contain up to 7 characters for passenger class vehicles and pick-up trucks; and 6 characters for motorcycles, mopeds one-ton pick-ups and self-propelled recreational vehicles. Please view the Plate Brochure (PDF).
 
Specialized plates are available for amateur (HAM) radio and citizen band radio; collector; collegiate; critical habitat; military or veteran; remembering victims of impaired drivers; sesquicentennial: support our troops; volunteer ambulance attendant; volunteer firefighter and more.
 

Cost


Fees vary depending on the type of plate you are applying for.

You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.