Historical license plate
The historical license plate uses the standard plate format and displays six numbers and the word "Historical" at the bottom. (Previous historical plates were navy with yellow letters.) Historical motorcycle plates have four numbers. Historical plates are renewed every 10 years.
Fee: $30 -- All Secretary of State offices accept checks, cash, money orders, Discover, MasterCard or Visa debit and credit cards at the counter. Make checks and money orders payable to State of Michigan.
Applying for a historical plate
You may order a historical plate at any Secretary of State office or by mail. You'll need to submit the following:
- Proof of ownership, preferably a copy of the title. If you do not have the original title or a copy of it, present a previous registration as proof of ownership.
- Proof of Michigan no-fault insurance
- The $30 fee
- A completed Application for the Historical Michigan License Plate
To request a historical plate by mail, send the completed application, proof of ownership, insurance and $30 to the:
Michigan Department of State
Office of Customer Services
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918-1530
Your plate and tab will be mailed from Lansing to the address on the vehicle's registration within two weeks. Place the tab in the upper-right corner of the plate.