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LICENSE PLATES

Administrative impoundment

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.60

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.60

Noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.37

Alteration, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.36

Amateur radio station license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Applications for

Commuter van license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.126

Drive-away in transit license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.053

Former prisoner of war license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Handicapped license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Motor vehicle purchaser's certificate, Minn. Statutes 2004 297B.05

Armed forces license plates

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.04

Disabled veterans, see Veterans' license plates under this topic

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.04

National Guard license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.1296

Ready reserve license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.1296

Veterans, see Veterans' license plates under this topic

Assignments, collector motor vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Attaching to vehicle

Handicapped licensed plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Bicycles, see License plates under BICYCLES

Buses, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.61, 2004 168.62, 2004 168.65

Cancellation, intercity buses, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.65

Citizens band radio operators, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Classic car license plates, see Collector motor vehicle license plates under this topic

Classic motorcycle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.105, 2004 168.12

Collector military vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Collector motor vehicle license plates

Collector military vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Display, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10, 2004 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Personalized license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Temporary vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.09

Collegiate license plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.129, 2004 168.1296

Scholarship account contribution, Minn. Statutes 2004 135A.30, 2004 168.129

Commercial zone trucks, marking, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.013

Common carriers, passengers, Minn. Statutes 2004 221.0252

Commuter van license plates

Commuter vans for state employees, Minn. Statutes 2004 16B.56

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.126

Conditional plates, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.17

Confiscation, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.17, 2004 168.36

Conflict of laws, reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Congressional medal of honor recipients' license plates

Additional fees, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.124

Corrections Department motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Covering, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Dealer license plates

Annual tax, Minn. Statutes 2004 297B.035

Display requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.27

In transit plates, see Drive-away in transit license plates under this topic

Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Use, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.27

Defacement, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.36

Definitions

Motor vehicle titles, Minn. Statutes 2004 168A.01

Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1293

Design

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Rotary member license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1297

Special critical habitat license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1296

Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1293

Tabs and stickers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.013, 2004 168.12

Destruction, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041

Disabled veterans, see Veterans' license plates under this topic

Discontinuance, special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1293

Display

Collector motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.09, 2004 169.79

Original license plate, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 169.79

Tax-exempt plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Temporary permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.09, 2004 168.092

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Drive-away in transit license plates

Firefighting equipment, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.053

Motor vehicle registration taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.181

Period of use, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Duplicate plates, personalized license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Exemptions

Armed forces personnel, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Manufacturers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.26

Expiration

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.014

Termination of ownership, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.014

Trucks, quarterly registration, display, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.018

Fees

Additional fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Amateur radio station license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Citizens band radio operators plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Classic motorcycle plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.105

Collector motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Collegiate license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.129

Congressional medal of honor recipients license plates, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.124

Dealer license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Depositing

Drive-away in transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.057

Former prisoner of war plates, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Handicapped plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Highway user tax distribution fund, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.60

Impoundment, reissuance fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041

Intercity buses, special identification plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.62

Limousine plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.128

Replacement plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Tax exempt plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.091

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Drive-away in transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.053

Duplicate plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Firefighter plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Fleet vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.127

Former prisoners of war plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Handicapped license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Intercity buses, special identification plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.62

Limousines, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.128

Manufacture and issuance, additional fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.25

National Guard plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Original license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Ready reserve plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012, 2004 168.187, 2004 168.211

Reinstatement of plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.60

Replacement plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.29

Rotary member license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1297

Special critical habitat license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1296

Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1293, 2004 168.1297

Special registration plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041, 2004 169A.60

Special series plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041

Special veteran contribution license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1255

Tax exempt plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.091

Transfer fees

Collegiate plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.129

Firefighter plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Former prisoners of war plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Limousine plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.128

National Guard plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Personalized plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Ready reserve plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Rental vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.15

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Validation stickers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Volunteer ambulance attendant license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Fines

Drive-away in transit plates, violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.053

Fleet vehicle plates, failure to renew, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.127

Handicapped plates, unauthorized use, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Firefighter license plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.1296

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Fleet vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.127

Former prisoners of war license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Graphic design license plates

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Special license plates, application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1296

Handicapped license plates

Applicants, medical data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.69

Former prisoners of war-handicapped license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Gas station service, license plate and parking certificates, Minn. Statutes 2004 325E.08

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Handicapped parking spaces, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.346

Number of plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Parking privileges, Minn. Statutes 2004 161.1231, 2004 168.021, 2004 169.345

Special state park permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 85.053

Impoundment

Administrative impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.37, 2004 169A.60

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041, 2004 169A.60

New license after revocation, compliance, Minn. Statutes 2004 171.29

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.795

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.37

Intercity buses

Cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.65

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.61

Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.62

Interpretation of law

Dealer license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Handicapped license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Issuance

Additional fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Conditional issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.17

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.25

Motor vehicles sales taxes, payments, Minn. Statutes 2004 297B.06

Refusal, commercial motor vehicle carriers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.187

Title certificate, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.13

Vehicles from other states, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.13

Law enforcement agency motor vehicles, see Motor vehicles under LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Lighting, rear license plate, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.50

Limited use license plates

Tax-exempt organizations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Limousine license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.128

Manufacture

Additional fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.381

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.25

Marketing, Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1293, 2004 168.1297

Marking, vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.013

Motor vehicles sales tax, payment

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 297B.06

Motorcycles

Classic motorcycles, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.105, 2004 168.12

Handicapped license plates, see same under this topic

Motorized bicycles

Impoundment, see same under this topic

Numbers, rented, leased, or furnished, record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.834

National Guard license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.1296

New plates

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041, 2004 169A.60

Registered vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.013

Nonresidents

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.04, 2004 168.211

Armed forces personnel, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.04

Display, motor vehicle registration taxes, reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.181

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.091

Numbers

Commercial motor vehicle inspection reports, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.781

Emergency vehicles, right of way violation reports, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.20

Motor carrier shipping documents, Minn. Statutes 2004 221.172

Older model vehicles, sale, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2004 168A.153

Original license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Traffic accident reports, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.09

Orders

Impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041

Manufacturing, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.381

Original license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 169.79

Passenger automobile license plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 169.79

Special license plates, veterans, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Period of issuance, see Issuance under this topic

Personalized license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Pioneer car license plates, see Collector motor vehicle license plates under this topic

Ready reserve license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.1296

Recall, defaced, lost, destroyed, or stolen license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.29

Reciprocity

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.187, 2004 168.211

Conflict of laws, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.187

Records and record keeping

Special critical habitat license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1296

Recreational vehicles

Graphic design license plates, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Registration, license plates defined as, Minn. Statutes 2004 168A.01

Reinstatement of plates, fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.60

Removal from vehicle, dealers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 168A.11

Rental vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.15, 2004 168.16

Replacement

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.29

Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.29

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.29

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Return

Current plates, return before displaying original plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Revocation of registration, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.17

Termination or transfer of ownership, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.15

Volunteer ambulance attendant license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Rotary member license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1297

Rulemaking about

Amateur radio station license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Dealer license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Design, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Firefighter license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Former prisoners of war license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.795

National Guard license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Personalized license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Ready reserve license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Surrender, no-fault automobile insurance, failure to provide, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.798

Veterans Affairs Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.125

Veterans license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Volunteer ambulance attendant license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Seizure, confiscation, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.17, 2004 168.36

Semitrailer license plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Identification purposes, use, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012, 2004 168.09

Special critical habitat license plates

Contributions for, spending, purposes, Minn. Statutes 2004 84.943

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1296

Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1291, 2004 168.1293, 2004 168.1297

Special registration plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.60

Special series license plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041

Vehicles bearing, peace officers' authority to stop, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.0422

Special veteran contribution license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1255

Specially coded plates

Driving after impoundment, crime, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.37

Street rod license plates, see Collector motor vehicle license plates under this topic

Surrender

Destruction, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041, 2004 168.33

Gross weight violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.013

Impoundments, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041, 2004 169A.60

No-fault automobile insurance, failure to provide, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.798

Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.33

Vehicle transfers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.15, 2004 168.301

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041, 2004 168.10, 2004 168.36

Suspension

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.17, 2004 168.187

Motor vehicle transfers, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.301

Tabs and stickers

Costs, funding, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.381

Design, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Display, monthly series registration system plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.013, 2004 169.79

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.017, 2004 168.12, 2004 168.31

License plates, design, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.37

Original license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Replacement, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.29

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Tax-exempt license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Trailers, lifetime registration, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Validity, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Tax-exempt license plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

State-owned vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 16B.581

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.091

Temporary vehicle permits

Display, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.09, 2004 168.092

Nonresident buyers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168A.11

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.091, 2004 168A.11

Trailer license plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Farm trailers, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Size, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Transfer of duties

Transfer to Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.325

Transferability

Collector motor vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Delivery of plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.15

Fees, see same under this topic

Special critical habitat license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1296

Special veteran contribution license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1255

Tabs or stickers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Transfers of title

Delivery of license plates, transferors, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 168A.13

Veterans' license plates

Design, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123, 2004 168.1235, 2004 168.1291, 2004 168.1296

Disabled veterans, additional fees, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12

Discharge papers, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12, 2004 168.123, 2004 168.1235

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Sets of plates, limitation, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Special veteran contribution license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1255

Tabs and stickers, veterans' organizations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.1235

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123, 2004 168.1235

Veterans Affairs Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.123

Violations and penalties

Administrative impoundments, Minn. Statutes 2004 169A.37

Alteration or defacement, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.36

Covering, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Display violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10, 2004 609.035

Drive-away in transit license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.053

Failure to renew, fleet vehicles, fines, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.127

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.17

Handicapped license plates, unauthorized use, fines, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021

Lending, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.10

Manufacture, purchase, or sale violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.36

Special series plates, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041

Surrender violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.041, 2004 168.10, 2004 168.36

Use violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.021, 2004 168.36

Visibility

Drivers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.79

Lighting, rear license plate, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.50

Tax-exempt license plates, display, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.013, 2004 168.12

Volunteer ambulance attendant license plates, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.12