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LICENSE PLATES

Administrative impoundment

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.60

Noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.37

Alteration, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.36

Amateur radio station plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Applications for

Disability license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.053

Motor vehicle purchaser's certificate, Minn. Statutes 2019 297B.05

Armed forces plates

Combat wounded plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Disabled veterans, see Veterans' plates under this topic

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.04

National Guard plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Ready reserve plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Veterans, see Veterans' plates under this topic

Attaching to vehicle

Disability licensed plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Automated license plate readers

Arrest data, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.82

Destruction of data, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.824

Written policies, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.824, 2019 626.8472

Buses, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.61, 2019 168.62, 2019 168.65

Cancellation, intercity buses, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.65

Citizens band radio operators, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

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

Classic motorcycle plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.105, 2019 168.12

Collector motor vehicle plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.10, 2019 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.10

Personalized license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Temporary vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.09

Collegiate plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.129

Scholarship account contribution, Minn. Statutes 2019 135A.30, 2019 168.129

Combat wounded plates, armed forces members, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Commercial zone trucks, marking, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013

Common carriers, passengers, Minn. Statutes 2019 221.0252

Commuter van plates

Commuter vans for state employees, Minn. Statutes 2019 16B.56

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.126

Conditional plates, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.17

Confiscation, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.17, 2019 168.36

Conflict of laws, reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Congressional medal of honor recipients' plates

Additional fees, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.124

Corrections Department motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Covering, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Dealer license plates

Annual tax, Minn. Statutes 2019 297B.035

Display requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 168.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

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

Use, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 168.27

Defacement, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.36

Definitions

Motor vehicle titles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168A.01

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.002

Design

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Minnesota golf plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1299

Minnesota law enforcement memorial plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1294

Remembering victims of impaired drivers plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.121

Retired law enforcement special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1256

Rotary member plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1297

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.002, 2019 168.123, 2019 168.1293

"Start seeing motorcycles" special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1282

State parks and trails plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1295

Vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013, 2019 168.12

Destruction, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041

Disability license plates

Applicants, medical data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.69

Disability parking spaces, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.346

Former prisoners of war, handicapped plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.125

Gas station service, license plate and parking certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 325E.08

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021

Number of plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.125

Parking privileges, Minn. Statutes 2019 161.1231, 2019 168.021, 2019 169.345

Special state park permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 85.053

Disabled veterans, see Veterans' plates under this topic

Discontinuance, special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1293

Display

Collector motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.10

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.09, 2019 169.79

Original license plate, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 169.79

Tax-exempt plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Temporary permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.09, 2019 168.092

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Distribution by motor vehicle dealers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

Drive-away in-transit plates

Firefighting equipment, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.053

Motor vehicle registration taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.181

Period of use, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Duplicate plates, personalized plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Exemptions

Armed forces personnel, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Manufacturers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.26

Expiration

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.014

Trucks, quarterly registration, display, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.018

Fees

Classic motorcycle plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.105

Collector motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.10

Collegiate plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.129

Congressional medal of honor recipients plates, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.124

Dealer plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

Depositing

Disability plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.057

Former prisoner of war plates, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.125

Highway user tax distribution fund, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.60

Intercity buses, special identification plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.62

Limousine plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.128

Tax exempt plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.091

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Disability license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.053, 2019 168.057

Fleet vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.127

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Intercity buses, special identification plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.62

Limousines, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.128

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.25

Minnesota golf plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1299

Minnesota law enforcement memorial plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1294

Reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012, 2019 168.187, 2019 168.211

Reinstatement of plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.60

Replacement plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 168.29

Retired law enforcement special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1256

Rotary member plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1297

Special critical habitat plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1296

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.121, 2019 168.1293, 2019 168.1297

Special registration plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041, 2019 169A.60

Special series plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1255

"Start seeing motorcycles" special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1282

State parks and trails plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1295

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.091

Transfer fees

Collegiate plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.129

Former prisoners of war plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.125

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Limousine plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.128

Rental vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.15

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Voluntary donation for anatomical gift education, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013

Fines

Drive-away in-transit plates, violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.053

Fleet vehicle plates, failure to renew, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.127

Handicapped plates, unauthorized use, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021

Firefighter plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Retired firefighters, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.125

Fleet vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.127

Former prisoners of war plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.125

Gold Star plates, Support Our Troops account, transfers from, Minn. Statutes 2019 190.19

Graphic design plates, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Human Services Department motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Impoundment

Administrative impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.37, 2019 169A.60

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041, 2019 169A.60, 2019 609B.235, 2019 609B.237

New license after revocation, compliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 171.29, 2019 609B.241

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.795

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.37

Intercity buses

Cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.65

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.61

Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.62

Issuance

Conditional issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.17

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.25

Motor vehicle dealers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

Motor vehicles sales taxes, payments, Minn. Statutes 2019 297B.06

Refusal, commercial motor vehicle carriers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.187

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.121

Title certificate, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.13

Vehicles from other states, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.13

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

Lighting, rear license plate, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.50

Limited use license plates, tax-exempt organizations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

Limousine license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.128

Manufacture

Additional fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.381

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.25

Marketing, special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1293, 2019 168.1297

Marking, vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013

Minnesota golf plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1299

Minnesota law enforcement memorial plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1294

Motor vehicles sales tax, payment, Minn. Statutes 2019 297B.06

Motorcycles

Classic motorcycles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.105, 2019 168.12

Disability license plates, see same under this topic

Size requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1255

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.002, 2019 168.1255, 2019 168.1256

"Start seeing motorcycles" special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1282

Vertical plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Motorized bicycles, see Impoundment under this topic

National Guard plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

New plates

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041, 2019 169A.60

Registered vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013

Noncommercial vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Nonresidents

Armed forces personnel, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.04

Display, motor vehicle registration taxes, reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.181

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.091

Numbers

Abandoned motor vehicles, purchase, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 168A.153

Commercial motor vehicle inspection reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.781

Emergency vehicles, right of way violation reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.20

Older model vehicles, sale, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 168A.153

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Traffic accident reports, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.09

Orders

Impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041

Manufacturing, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.381

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 169.79

Passenger automobile plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 169.79

Special license plates, veterans, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Period of issuance, see Issuance under this topic

Personalized plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

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

Proximate plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1293

Ready reserve plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Recall, defaced, lost, destroyed, or stolen license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.29

Reciprocity

Conflict of laws, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.187

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.211

Records and record keeping

Special critical habitat plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1296

State parks and trails plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1295

Recreational vehicles

Graphic design plates, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Retired law enforcement special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1256

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1255

"Start seeing motorcycles" special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1282

Registration, license plates defined as, Minn. Statutes 2019 168A.01

Reinstatement of plates, fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.60

Remembering victims of impaired drivers plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.121

Removal from vehicle, dealers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 168A.11

Rental vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.15, 2019 168.16

Replacement

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 168.29

Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.29

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.29

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Retired law enforcement special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1256

Return

Current plates, return before displaying original plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Revocation of registration, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.17

Termination or transfer of ownership, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.15

Volunteer ambulance attendant plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Rotary member plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1297

Seizure, confiscation, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.17, 2019 168.36

Semitrailer license plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Identification purposes, use, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012, 2019 168.09

Special critical habitat plates

Contributions for, spending, purposes, Minn. Statutes 2019 84.943

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1296

Special plates, generally

Creation, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1293

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.002, 2019 168.1291

Design, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1291

Special registration plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.60

Special series license plates, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1255

Specially coded plates, driving after impoundment, crime, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.37

State parks and trails plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1295

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

Support Our Troops license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1298

Surrender

Destruction, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041, 2019 168.33

Gross weight violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013

Impoundments, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041, 2019 169A.60

No-fault automobile insurance, failure to provide, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.798

Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.33

Vehicle transfers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.15, 2019 168.301

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041, 2019 168.10, 2019 168.36

Suspension

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.17, 2019 168.187

Motor vehicle transfers, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.301

Tabs and stickers

Costs, funding, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.381

Display, monthly series registration system plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013, 2019 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.017, 2019 168.12, 2019 168.31

Issuance by motor vehicle dealers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

License plates, design, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.37

Replacement, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.29

Tax-exempt license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Trailers, lifetime registration, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Tax-exempt plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

State-owned vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2019 16B.581

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.091

Temporary vehicle permits

Display, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.09, 2019 168.092

Nonresident buyers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168A.11

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.091, 2019 168A.11

Trailer plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Farm trailers, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Transfer of duties to Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.325

Transferability

Delivery of plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.15

Fees, see same under this topic

Minnesota golf plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1299

Minnesota law enforcement memorial plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1294

Remembering victims of impaired drivers plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.121

Retired firefighters plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Retired law enforcement special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1256

Special critical habitat plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1296

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1255

"Start seeing motorcycles" special plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1282

State parks and trails plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1295

Tabs or stickers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Transfers of title, delivery of license plates, transferors, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 168A.13

Veterans' plates

Design, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123, 2019 168.1235

Disabled veterans, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Discharge papers, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12, 2019 168.123, 2019 168.1235

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123

Gold Star license plate, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1253

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1255

Tabs and stickers, veterans' organizations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.1235

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123, 2019 168.1235

Veterans Affairs Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123, 2019 168.125

Violations and penalties

Administrative impoundments, Minn. Statutes 2019 169A.37

Alteration or defacement, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.36

Disability license plates, unauthorized use, fines, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021

Display violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.10, 2019 609.035

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.053

Failure to renew, fleet vehicles, fines, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.127

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.17

Lending, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.10

Manufacture, purchase, or sale violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.36

Special series plates, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041

Surrender violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.041, 2019 168.10, 2019 168.36

Use violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.021, 2019 168.36

Visibility

Drivers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.79

Lighting, rear license plate, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.50

Tax-exempt license plates, display, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.012

Vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.013, 2019 168.12

Volunteer ambulance attendant plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.12

Women veterans' license plates, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.123