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Program Extended Through 2009!
Oklahoma's New Plate Has Been Selected;
License Plate Number Retention Available

A new license plate for the State of Oklahoma has been selected!
Below is the new plate design that will replace all Oklahoma regulation license plates beginning January 2, 2009. The new plate features the Sacred Rain Arrow sculpture by Oklahoma artist Allan Houser (1914-1994).

Note: Special license plates that have designs unique to that plate type and personalized plates will not be affected by this redesign.

For Oklahoma motorists who want to retain their existing plate number, the License Plate Number Retention Program has been established. If your vehicle is currently registered in the State of Oklahoma, you have the option to retain your current plate number on the new plate being released in 2009.

Oklahomans who do not participate in the Plate Retention Program will receive the new plate at the time of initial registration or renewal of a current plate in calendar year 2009 at no additional cost.

The License Plate Retention Program is a limited time offer. You only have until December 31, 2009 to request your plate number retention. Once your retention request has been received along with payment, your new plate will be manufactured and mailed to you.

The cost of duplicating your existing plate number in the new plate design is $17.00. This includes the $15.00 retention fee plus a $2.00 mailing fee. These fees are in addition to any registration fees due at the time of the vehicle renewal.

The new plate may be displayed only on the vehicle that currently displays the license plate number being requested. It is intended as a replacement for that former plate and only for that vehicle. Your vehicle must be currently registered before the new plate will be mailed to you.

Retention Program Options

The license plate retention program has ended. - January 2011

If you are interested in retaining your current plate number, you have two options:

  • File for Plate Retention online and pay by electronic check.
  • Download the Form 710-Z: License Plate Retention Request Form, pay by check, money order or credit card and mail to address shown on form.

Please Note: The complete retention request (using one of the methods above) must be completed and paid ($17.00) by December 31, 2009. Requests received after such date or lacking required information/payment will not be honored.

Please direct any questions relating to the License Plate Retention Program to the Motor Vehicle Division (in-state toll-free) at (800) 522-8165, extension 12468, or direct at (405) 521-2468.



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