Michigan began issuing specialty license plates in April of 2001 to raise money for several state-supported causes. With its striking red-and-white stripes, the White Shoal Lighthouse is set against the blue waters of Lake Michigan to symbolize the need to preserve all 124 of Michigan's lighthouses.
University and special cause fundraising plates can only be used on non-commercial passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and motor homes. Motorcycles, trailers, and vehicles used commercially are not eligible for these plates.
You can order the specialty license plates by mail, fax, or at any Secretary of State branch office. The plate will be mailed to you within 14 business days from the date the plate is ordered.
To purchase a plate by mail or fax, complete and print the Lighthouse Preservation License Plate Order Form.
Check for the availability of a personalized plate using Plate it Your Way.