How can I get a license plate in West Virginia?
Applying for registration is the first step in acquiring a license plate for a vehicle in West Virginia within thirty (30) days of establishing residency or buying a vehicle. You need to register the vehicle at the local branch of West Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT) through its Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV). After complying with the requirements to register the car properly, the registrant will receive a license plate and registration card.
Does West Virginia have two plates?
Since 1944, the state has required residents to place only one license plate at the rear of the vehicle. West Virginia is one of the Rugged Nineteen States that only require one rear license plate.
What do the numbers on a WV license plate mean?
West Virginia uses the serial format that is six characters long, using a combination of letters and numbers (for example: 0BC 123, 01B 123, ABC 123, A1B 123). First character corresponds to the month of expiration. The license plate has an embossed dark blue serial on reflective white plate. There’s a dark blue bar screened at the top containing “West Virginia” in gold in the center. You will also find a thin gold stripe screened between the dark blue bar and serial.
What are the other types of West Virginia license plates?
There are a number of special license plates being offered in West Virginia. To apply, your vehicle must already be titled and registered with a regular license plate. An applicant must first get a vehicle title and a regular Class A plate.
- General Interest
- Colleges and universities
- Groups and organizations
- Antique and classic vehicles
Where can I find online sources on West Virginia License plates?