Lighthouse Preservation

Lighthouse Preservation License Plate

Michigan began issuing specialty license plates in April 2001 to raise money for several state-supported causes. Michigan lighthouses have been protecting ships from treacherous waters since the establishment of Michigan’s first lighthouse, the Fort Gratiot Light, in 1825. More than 240 lighthouses once guarded Michigan’s shores; today only about 124 of these iconic beacons remain. Your purchase of a lighthouse license plate helps provide the revenue needed to ensure that Michigan’s lighthouses will have a bright future.

Fundraising plates can only be used on passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and motor homes. Motorcycles and trailers are not eligible for these plates.

Order your fundraising plate online. It's easy and convenient. Fundraising plates also can be ordered by mail or at a Secretary of State branch office. Your plate should arrive by mail within two-to-three weeks, but allow up to 30 days before contacting the department.

To purchase a plate by mail, complete and print the Lighthouse Preservation License Plate Order Form.

Check personalized plate availability using CARS e-Services.