Wyoming License Plate Information Summary
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) will issue you plates when you first register your vehicle. You can then transfer your plates when you purchase a new vehicle. You will also get a sticker indicating when your Wyoming license plates expire.
Wyoming License Plates Offered
Wyoming offers standard plates, disability plates, vanity plates, and plates that support organizations, charities and causes. Contact the DOT for your options.
You will also get a sticker to put on your rear license plate.
You must have plates on the front and back of your vehicle, unless it is a motorcycle or trailer, which only requires a rear license plate.
If you buy from a dealership, you will get temporary ,license plates good for 45 days.
If you purchase in a private sale, you have 30 days to get plates for it.
When You Need To Get Wyoming License Plates
You need to get Wyoming license plates the day you move to the state. If you live in the state and purchase a vehicle, you get 30 days to get your new plates.
Keeping Your License Plates Up To Date
You should get a reminder notice in the mail before you renew your Wyoming license plates. If you don't get one, just look at the sticker on your license plate to figure out when you need to renew them.
If Your Wyoming License Plates Are Stolen
If your plates are damaged or stolen, you can get new Wyoming license plates from your County Treasurer's office.
- If you are ok with getting a new number, you will pay $8.
- If you want to keep your old number, the charge is $30.
Transferring Or Surrendering Your License Plates
You can transfer your Wyoming license plates to a new vehicle you purchase within 45 days of selling your old vehicle.
You can also temporarily transfer your plates to a spouse or child – but they must be surrendered when they expire.
In all other cases, you must surrender your plates to the DOT.
Wyoming License Plate Costs
License plates in Wyoming vary in price. Contact the DOT to find out what you can expect to pay.