Nebraska License Plate Information Summary
In Nebraska, you will get your license plates when you first register your vehicle. You will also get stickers to indicate when your Nebraska license plates will expire. You have the ability to transfer your license plates to a new car you purchase.
Nebraska License Plates Offered
Nebraska offers standard license plates, vanity license plates, disabled license plates, and plates that support various organizations. Contact your local DMV to discuss your options.
You will need plates for both the front and back of your vehicle unless, you are driving a motorcycle or a mini truck. In those cases, you only need a rear Nebraska license plate.
When You Need To Get Nebraska License Plates
If you buy from a dealership, it will arrange your Nebraska license plates. If you buy in a private sale, you must get your plates in 30 days. When you move to Nebraska, you have 30 days to buy your new Nebraska plates and register your vehicle in the state.
If you are not a resident of the state but buy your car there, you can get temporary Nebraska license plates good for 30 days. Your title must display your out-of-state address.
Keeping Your License Plates Up To Date
Your sticker will tell you when you need to renew your registration and license plate. You can do so online, by mail or in person. Then you will get a new sticker to put on your plate.
If Your Nebraska License Plates Are Stolen
Should your Nebraska license plates be stolen or damaged, you will need to write down and sign a description of what happened to them.
Then contact your local county treasurer's office, and be prepared to pay $3.50 plus assorted taxes and fees.
Transferring Or Surrendering Your License Plates
You can transfer your plates to a new vehicle you purchase.
You must surrender your plates when you move out of state or cancel your auto insurance.
To get credit for time on your plates that you have not used, you must surrender your plates within 60 days of no longer using the vehicle, and also surrender your registration.
Nebraska License Plate Costs
Nebraska license plates cost $3.30 each.