Michigan began issuing specialty license plates in April of 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.
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 Water Quality License Plate Order Form.
Check for the availability of a personalized plate using Plate it Your Way.