Personalized or Special Plates
COVID-19 Status Update - 4/6/2020 10:30AM
Effective today (April 6), Scott County Customer Service will again be accepting transactions through the drop boxes for tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles and other deputy registrar services. This does not include driver’s license and marriage license applications, as face-to-face transactions are still prohibited.
Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 24 hours and returned via mail.
Please follow us on Facebook to see our step by step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. Questions? You can also reach out to us via email email@example.com or call 952-496-8432. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
We apologize for the rapid change in information, but we thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time. We appreciate your business.
You will receive a temporary permit and plate when you apply. The state will mail your permanent plates to you.
Print and complete the Application for special plates (PDF)
Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers
Shakopee Customer Service Center
Elk New Market Customer Service Center
Personalized plates contain up to 7 characters for passenger class vehicles and pick-up trucks; and 6 characters for motorcycles, mopeds one-ton pick-ups and self-propelled recreational vehicles. Please view the Plate Brochure (PDF).
Types of Plates
Specialized plates are available for amateur (HAM) radio and citizen band radio; collector; collegiate; critical habitat; military or veteran; remembering victims of impaired drivers; sesquicentennial: support our troops; volunteer ambulance attendant; volunteer firefighter and more.
Fees vary depending on the type of plate you are applying for.
You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.