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Purdue License Plates

purdue license plateShow your Purdue Pride while helping to support the University's General Scholarship Fund. The license plate program, which began in 1991, has raised more than $4,000,000 for scholarships.

A donation of $25 is required to purchase the plate (over and above any other vehicle registration fees). This donation is required each year to keep the plate.

In Indiana

Simply go to your local BMV office and request the Purdue plate. Your $25 donation is collected by the BMV at the time of payment. Plates can also be renewed online at the Indiana BMV Web site.

The Purdue plate is legal for passenger cars, recreational vehicles, trucks up to 11,000 pounds, and motorcycles.

Outside Indiana

Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for information on how to purchase the plate. Purdue plates are currently available in the following states.

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

How to Get Your State Involved

  • Contact your state DMV to find out if out-of-state collegiate plates are allowed.
  • If allowed, find out what your state's DMV requirements are for getting a Purdue plate issued. In many states, someone from an alumni club or other organization will need to be responsible for getting names, addresses, and money collected for the initial order and for working with the DMV and Purdue on the design of the plate.
  • Each state has its own regulations for specialty and/or out-of-state organization license plates. These range from an act of the state legislature to a required minimum number of participants.

States that have been asked, but currently do not allow out-of-state collegiate plates include:

  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Wisconsin

To contact Purdue about the license plate program, call (800) 677-8780 or e-mail us at plpp@purdue.edu.