Personalized or Special Plates

COVID-19 Status Update - 6/3/2020 4:00 PM

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Please click here for more details! 

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will continue to be offered through the drop boxes or mail. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail, or drop box. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 48 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? Reach out to us via email at 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

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.


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.