Michigan began issuing specialty license plates in April 2001 to raise money for several state-supported causes. A red sailboat cuts through Michigan's deep blue waters under a cheery orange sun, bringing the message of the importance of protecting the state's water, our most valuable resource.
Fundraising plates can only be used on passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and motor homes. Motorcycles and trailers are not eligible for these plates.
You can order the fundraising license plates online, by mail, 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, complete and print the Water Quality License Plate Order Form.
Check personalized plate availability using CARS e-Services.