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LICENSE PLATES

Administrative impoundment

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.60

Noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.37

Alteration, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.36

Amateur radio station plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Applications for

Disability license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.053

Motor vehicle purchaser's certificate, Minn. Statutes 2006 297B.05

Armed forces plates

Disabled veterans, see Veterans' plates under this topic

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.04

National Guard plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.1296

Ready reserve plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.1296

Veterans, see Veterans' plates under this topic

Attaching to vehicle

Disability licensed plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Buses, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.61, 2006 168.62, 2006 168.65

Cancellation, intercity buses, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.65

Citizens band radio operators, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

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

Classic motorcycle plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.105, 2006 168.12

Collector motor vehicle plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.10, 2006 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.10

Personalized license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Temporary vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.09

Collegiate plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.129, 2006 168.1296

Scholarship account contribution, Minn. Statutes 2006 135A.30, 2006 168.129

Commercial zone trucks, marking, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.013

Common carriers, passengers, Minn. Statutes 2006 221.0252

Commuter van plates

Commuter vans for state employees, Minn. Statutes 2006 16B.56

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.126

Conditional plates, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.17

Confiscation, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.17, 2006 168.36

Conflict of laws, reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Congressional medal of honor recipients' plates

Additional fees, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.124

Corrections Department motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Covering, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Dealer license plates

Annual tax, Minn. Statutes 2006 297B.035

Display requirements, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

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

Use, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.27

Defacement, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.36

Definitions, motor vehicle titles, Minn. Statutes 2006 168A.01

Design

Disabled American veterans, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1251

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Rotary member plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1297

Special critical habitat plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1296

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1293

Vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.013, 2006 168.12

Destruction, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041

Disability license plates

Applicants, medical data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2006 13.69

Disability parking spaces, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.346

Former prisoners of war, handicapped plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.125

Gas station service, license plate and parking certificates, Minn. Statutes 2006 325E.08

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021

Number of plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.125

Parking privileges, Minn. Statutes 2006 161.1231, 2006 168.021, 2006 169.345

Special state park permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 85.053

Disabled veterans, see Veterans' plates under this topic

Discontinuance, special plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1293

Display

Collector motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.10

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.09, 2006 169.79

Original license plate, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 169.79

Tax-exempt plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Temporary permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.09, 2006 168.092

Violations and penalties, see same under this topic

Distribution by motor vehicle dealers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

Drive-away in-transit plates

Firefighting equipment, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.053

Motor vehicle registration taxes, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.181

Period of use, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Duplicate plates, personalized plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Exemptions

Armed forces personnel, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Manufacturers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.26

Expiration

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.014

Trucks, quarterly registration, display, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.018

Fees

Classic motorcycle plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.105

Collector motor vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.10

Collegiate plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.129

Congressional medal of honor recipients plates, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.124

Dealer plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

Depositing

Disability plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.057

Former prisoner of war plates, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.125

Highway user tax distribution fund, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.60

Intercity buses, special identification plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.62

Limousine plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.128

Tax exempt plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.091

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123

Disability license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.053, 2006 168.057

Fleet vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.127

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Intercity buses, special identification plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.62

Limousines, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.128

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.25

Reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012, 2006 168.187, 2006 168.211

Reinstatement of plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.60

Replacement plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.29

Rotary member plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1297

Special critical habitat plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1296

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1293, 2006 168.1297

Special registration plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041, 2006 169A.60

Special series plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1255

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.091

Transfer fees

Collegiate plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.129

Former prisoners of war plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.125

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Limousine plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.128

Rental vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.15

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123

Veterans plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123

Fines

Drive-away in-transit plates, violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.053

Fleet vehicle plates, failure to renew, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.127

Handicapped plates, unauthorized use, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021

Firefighter plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.1296

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.125

Fleet vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.127

Former prisoners of war plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.125

Graphic design plates

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1296

Impoundment

Administrative impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.37, 2006 169A.60

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041, 2006 169A.60, 2006 609B.235, 2006 609B.237

New license after revocation, compliance, Minn. Statutes 2006 171.29, 2006 609B.241

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.795

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.37

Intercity buses

Cancellation, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.65

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.61

Special license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.62

Issuance

Conditional issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.17

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.25

Motor vehicle dealers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

Motor vehicles sales taxes, payments, Minn. Statutes 2006 297B.06

Refusal, commercial motor vehicle carriers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.187

Title certificate, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.13

Vehicles from other states, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.13

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

Lighting, rear license plate, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.50

Limited use license plates

Tax-exempt organizations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

Limousine license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.128

Manufacture

Additional fees, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.381

Manufacturers' test vehicle license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.25

Marketing, special plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1293, 2006 168.1297

Marking, vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.013

Motor vehicles sales tax, payment, Minn. Statutes 2006 297B.06

Motorcycles

Classic motorcycles, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.105, 2006 168.12

Disability license plates, see same under this topic

Motorized bicycles

Impoundment, see same under this topic

National Guard plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.1296

New plates

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041, 2006 169A.60

Registered vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.013

Nonresidents

Armed forces personnel, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.04

Display, motor vehicle registration taxes, reciprocity, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.181

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.091

Numbers

Commercial motor vehicle inspection reports, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.781

Emergency vehicles, right of way violation reports, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.20

Motor carrier shipping documents, Minn. Statutes 2006 221.172

Older model vehicles, sale, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2006 168A.153

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Traffic accident reports, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.09

Orders

Impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041

Manufacturing, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.381

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 169.79

Passenger automobile plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Original plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 169.79

Special license plates, veterans, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123

Period of issuance, see Issuance under this topic

Personalized plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

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

Ready reserve plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.1296

Recall, defaced, lost, destroyed, or stolen license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.29

Reciprocity

Conflict of laws, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.187

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.211

Records and record keeping

Special critical habitat plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1296

Recreational vehicles

Graphic design plates, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Registration, license plates defined as, Minn. Statutes 2006 168A.01

Reinstatement of plates, fees, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.60

Removal from vehicle, dealers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2006 168A.11

Rental vehicle plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.15, 2006 168.16

Replacement

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.29

Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.29

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.29

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Return

Current plates, return before displaying original plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Revocation of registration, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.17

Termination or transfer of ownership, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.15

Volunteer ambulance attendant plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Rotary member plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1297

Seizure, confiscation, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.17, 2006 168.36

Semitrailer license plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Identification purposes, use, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012, 2006 168.09

Special critical habitat plates

Contributions for, spending, purposes, Minn. Statutes 2006 84.943

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1296

Special plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1291, 2006 168.1293, 2006 168.1297

Special registration plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.60

Special series license plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041

Vehicles bearing, peace officers' authority to stop, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.0422

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1255

Specially coded plates

Driving after impoundment, crime, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.37

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

Support Our Troops license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1298

Surrender

Destruction, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041, 2006 168.33

Gross weight violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.013

Impoundments, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041, 2006 169A.60

No-fault automobile insurance, failure to provide, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.798

Public Safety Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.33

Vehicle transfers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.15, 2006 168.301

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041, 2006 168.10, 2006 168.36

Suspension

Grounds, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.17, 2006 168.187

Motor vehicle transfers, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.301

Tabs and stickers

Costs, funding, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.381

Display, monthly series registration system plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.013, 2006 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.017, 2006 168.12, 2006 168.31

Issuance by motor vehicle dealers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.27

License plates, design, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.37

Replacement, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.29

Tax-exempt license plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Trailers, lifetime registration, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Tax-exempt plates

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Issuance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

State-owned vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2006 16B.581

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.091

Temporary vehicle permits

Display, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.09, 2006 168.092

Nonresident buyers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168A.11

Temporary nonresident vehicle permits, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.091, 2006 168A.11

Trailer plates

Display, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Farm trailers, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Transfer of duties

Transfer to Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.325

Transferability

Delivery of plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.15

Fees, see same under this topic

Special critical habitat plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1296

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1255

Tabs or stickers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Transfers of title

Delivery of license plates, transferors, duties, Minn. Statutes 2006 168A.13

Veterans' plates

Design, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123, 2006 168.1235, 2006 168.1296

Disabled veterans

Additional fees, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12

Certification requirements, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1251

Discharge papers, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12, 2006 168.123, 2006 168.1235, 2006 168.1251

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123

Special veteran contribution plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1255

Surcharge, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1251

Tabs and stickers, veterans' organizations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.1235

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123, 2006 168.1235, 2006 168.1251

Veterans Affairs Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.123, 2006 168.125

Violations and penalties

Administrative impoundments, Minn. Statutes 2006 169A.37

Alteration or defacement, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.36

Disability license plates, unauthorized use, fines, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021

Display violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.10, 2006 609.035

Drive-away in-transit plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.053

Failure to renew, fleet vehicles, fines, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.127

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.17

Lending, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.10

Manufacture, purchase, or sale violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.36

Special series plates, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041

Surrender violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.041, 2006 168.10, 2006 168.36

Use violations, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.021, 2006 168.36

Visibility

Drivers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.79

Lighting, rear license plate, Minn. Statutes 2006 169.50

Tax-exempt license plates, display, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.012

Vehicles registered on gross weight basis, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.013, 2006 168.12

Volunteer ambulance attendant plates, Minn. Statutes 2006 168.12