Creating a New Special Plate
State law allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue of special background plates on behalf of non-profit organizations. Here are the eligibility requirements:
The organization must be non-profit, must submit a copy of the organization's charter or by-laws, provide a letter of good standing from the State of Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office (if required) and supply any Internal Revenue Service ruling on their non-profit tax exemption status.
The logo production and cost incurred will be the responsibility of the organization. The logo prototype design, preferred in PDF format, must be submitted to the DMV. The logo can be no larger than 2 inches wide and 3.5 inches high. DMV has final approval on all the plate and logo designs.
A liaison for the organization must be appointed. This individual will be responsible for all communications with the DMV as well as:
- Certifying and authenticating (by signature) each member’s application.
- Submitting the logo design to DMV for approval.
- Submitting 400 applications with the required fee prior to the manufacturing of the special background plates. (Contact DMV for the applications)
- Submitting a Special Interest Plate disclaimer.