Photo: Sam Bland, N.C.Coastal Federation.
Buy a License Plate
Help Protect the Coast with a N.C. Coastal Federation License Plate
Almost 5,000 plates are on the road today. If you’d like to order our popular plate, please complete an online DMV application or visit your local license bureau
Commonly Asked Questions
Can you put the NCCF plate on all vehicles?
Specialized plates may be purchased for automobiles, trailers and trucks
with weight up to 26,000 pounds. Unfortunately, because of plate size,
they cannot be purchased for motorcycles.
Can I personalize my plate?
Yes you can, but it is not required. There will be four spaces available
for personalization. There is an additional $30 charge for
personalization. You may request your personalized plate at any time. If
you wish to do so with this application, please remit a check for $60
and list your first three choices on the application.
Can I change my mind?
We hope you’ll always want to support the coast, but should you change
your mind, you may go back to a regular license plate at any time.
How much does it cost each year?
- $30 for the special N.C. Coastal Federation ($20 goes to
the federation and $10 to state projects, including highway
beautification and Visitors Centers support)
- $20 to $25 annual license fee (price varies from county to county)
- $30 for personalization (optional)
How does purchasing a plate help the Coastal Federation?
The federation will receive $20 per plate as a contribution, which will
be used to support restoration, protection and education projects.