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Help Support and Protect State Parks with a N.C. State Parks License Plate

Almost 5,000 plates are on the road today. If you’d like to order our popular plate, please either

  • Visit your local license bureau 
  • Or you may download an application and mail it in for processing.    
License Plate Application - PDF

Send your completed application, along with payment to the DMV. Make checks payable to N.C. DMV.

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles
3155 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-3155


Commonly Asked Questions

Can you put the plate on all vehicles?

Specialized plates may be purchased for automobiles, trailers and trucks with weight up to 26,000 pounds. Unfortunately, because of plate size, they cannot be purchased for motorcycles.

Can I personalize my plate? 

Yes you can, but it is not required. There will be four spaces available for personalization. There is an additional $30 charge for personalization. You may request your personalized plate at any time. If you wish to do so with this application, please remit a check for $60 and list your first three choices on the application. 

Can I change my mind?

We hope you’ll always want to support the parks, but should you change your mind, you may go back to a regular license plate at any time. 

How much does it cost each year?

  • $30 for the special N.C. State Parks ($20 goes to Friends of State Parks and $10 to state projects, including highway beautification and Visitors Centers support)

  • $20 to $25 annual license fee (price varies from county to county)

  • $30 for personalization (optional)

How does purchasing a plate help State Parks?

Friends of State Parks, Inc. will receive $20 per plate as a contribution, which will be used to support its educational, conservation, and other programs in support of the operations of the State Park System established in Article 2C of Chapter 113 of the General Statures"

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Friends of State Parks, Inc.

PO Box 37655

Raleigh, NC  27627

Friends of State Parks, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 58-1634155) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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