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Personalized Licence Plates

Personalized licence plates can be requested for passenger vehicles, trucks (non-commercial), and motorcycles. Slogans for passenger vehicles and trucks may have up to seven characters, including hyphens or spaces. Slogans for motorcycles may have five characters including hyphens or spaces.

Personalized plates can be requested for English-only “Friendly Manitoba” plates, for Bilingual “Bienvenue” plates and for plates in the Collector Vehicle Program.

Cost

The cost of the plates is $100 (plus GST) per vehicle. The cost to replace a personalized plate or to transfer an existing slogan to a new plate type (such as regular to Bilingual, or car to motorcycle) is $25 (plus GST).

All applicable personalized licence plate fees are nonrefundable. However, in the event you choose to cancel your plate, you will retain possession of it in case you wish to use it on a different vehicle. Personalized plate holders also retain the right to their slogan for the life of the current plate series. Renewal would be required in the event new plates are issued.

How to apply

To order personalized plates, complete the application form or visit an Autopac agent or Service Centre.

Guidelines

Your application will not be accepted if the slogan you apply for has already been issued or if it is considered offensive, suggestive or not in good taste, in any language.

Slogans will also be denied if they are considered:

  • Profane/ Derogatory
  • Sexually suggestive
  • Alcohol or drug related
  • Racial / Ethnic
  • Discriminatory
  • Religious
  • Speed related
  • Promoting risky driving behavior
  • Political messages of any description
  • Phrases or innuendoes that may be considered offensive
  • Violent or related to criminal activity
  • Abusive or obscene
  • Political figures, dignitaries, or law enforcement officials

Licence plates are the property of the Crown and The Registrar of Motor Vehicles reserves the right to recall personalized licence plates.

Unacceptable Formats

Slogans cannot contain:

  • Hyphens at the beginning or end of slogan
  • Consecutive hyphens or spaces
  • Any symbols or punctuation
  • Any combinations of characters that could create identification problems.

Slogans cannot duplicate a regular plate series or be in a format that is considered unacceptable.

Below are combinations that are considered an unacceptable format. In the following examples, “A” denotes any alphabetic character and “9”denotes any numeric character (from 0 to 9).

A9
A99
A999
A9999
A99999

AA9
AA99
AA999
AA9999
AA99999

AAA9
AAA99
AAA999
AAA9999

9A
9AA
999A9

9A9
99A9

99A
99AA
999AAA

999A
999AA
999999A

9999A
99999A
9999AAA

9999AA
99999AA
9A999

9AA9
99AA9

A9A

VE4

WE4

9

99A99

A99A

VE4AA

WE4AA

99

9AA99

A999A

VE4AAA

WE4AAA

999

AA99A

A9999A

VE4AAAA

WE4AAAA

9999

9A99A

A99999A
VE499

VE49
WE499

WE49
999999

99999

VE4999
VE49999

WE4999
WE49999

9999999

Need more information?

For more information about personalized licence plates please consult the Personalized Licence Plates brochure.

For specific questions about Personalized Licence Plates, you can reach us at:

  • 204-985-7722 (in Winnipeg)
  • 1-866-798-1185 (toll-free outside Winnipeg)

Or you can simply visit your nearest Autopac agent.