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    Help us celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th birthday with a Texas Smokey Bear license plate available now for your vehicle, RV, motorcycle or trailer. For only $30, you can help us protect communities from wildfires. $22 of the $30 fee will go towards a grant fund for fire prevention projects in communities at risk for wildfires. No need to wait until your registration renewal, order today!

     

    This is a gift that keeps on giving with your renewal every year. Make it special by adding personalization to your plate. Regular annual registration fees apply.  

     

     

     + How To Order

    Order today at your local county tax office or online.

     

    In Person

    Visit your local county tax office to order. The plate will be mailed to you in two to three weeks.

     

    Online

    You will need your current plate number, Vehicle Identification Number and personal information for ordering online. The plate will be sent to your local county tax office for pickup. 

     

    Texas Smokey Bear License Plate:

    For Vehicle

    For Motorcycle

    For Trailer

     + Frequently Asked Questions

     

    1. Can I order by mail?

    Yes. To order by mail, fill out the VTR-999 Application for Specialty License Plates form found here and mail to your local county tax assessor-collector's office. You can also visit your local county tax office and order a plate in person. 

     

    2. Do I need to wait until by registration renewal notice to order a Smokey Bear License Plate?

    No need to wait! Order the license plate at any time. Your county tax office may adjust the due date of your vehicle registration. Please talk to your local county tax office for more information.

     

    3. Are my vehicle registration fees included in the price of the Smokey Bear License Plate?

    No, your annual registration fees are not included.

     

    4. Is the $30 fee charged every year in addition to the yearly registration fee?

    Yes, the reminder notice for the Smokey Bear Plate will be sent with your yearly registration paperwork by mail.

     

    5. How long will it take for the license plate to come in?

    It will take two to three weeks to get your license plate after you order. Online orders will be sent to your local county tax office where you can pick it up. If you ordered at your local county tax office, the plate will be mailed to your local address.

     

    6. What type of vehicles can have a Smokey Bear License Plate?

    Cars, trucks, motorcycles, travel trailers and trailers are eligible for a Smokey Bear License Plate

     

    7. Can I transfer my Smokey License Plate to another vehicle that I own or might buy in the future?

    Yes, specialty license plates stay with the individual not the vehicle. Visit your local county tax office to get the plates transferred.

     

    8. Can I get a Smokey Bear Plate with the International Symbol of Access (ISA)?

    Yes. To display a disabled symbol on your license plate, attached a signed Form VTR-214 to your specialty plate application to show your eligibility for the International Symbol of Access. Turn in both the specialty plate application and the VTR-214 to your local tax office.

     

    9. Can I personalize my Smokey Bear plate?

    Yes, for an additional fee you may order a personalized plate of six characters or less. TxDMV reviews each request to ensure there are no duplications. Motorcycles can be personalized with five characters

     

    10. How will purchasing a Smokey Bear License Plate help prevent wildfires in Texas?

    Of the $30 fee, $22 goes to Texas A&M Forest Service to conduct fire prevention projects in communities at risk for wildfires.