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Personalized Licence Plates

Next to a house, a car is likely the most expensive single purchase a person will make. While a car can say a lot about lifestyle, personality and taste, many people prefer to let their personalized licence plates speak for them.

Personalized licence plates are rapidly becoming a treasured item for car owners. As a gift for yourself or someone else, personalized licence plates can make a statement about a profession, favourite hobby, status in life or pride in vehicle ownership.

What vehicles qualify?

Personalized plates can be ordered for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, non-commercial trucks and farm trucks.

What types of plates qualify?

Personalized plates can be ordered for regular English-only “Friendly Manitoba” plates and for Bilingual “Bienvenue” plates.

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

Personalized plates can contain up to seven characters on a car or truck plate and five characters for a motorcycle or moped plate. Plates cannot contain a slogan that, either by direct reference or innuendo, are profane, sexually suggestive, racial or religious. They also cannot contain alcohol/drug-related words, phrases or innuendoes that may be considered offensive or inappropriate, promoting violence, discriminatory, or political messages of any description, in any language. They cannot contain hyphens at the beginning or end of the slogan, nor can they contain consecutive hyphens or spaces. Slogans cannot contain any combination of letters or numbers that could create an identification problem.

Slogans also cannot duplicate a regular plate series. Below are combinations that are not acceptable. 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.