Virginia’s New Blue Ridge Parkway License Plate

Thanks for interest in Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway license plate! Although the preorder period has closed, you will be able to order the vibrant specialty tag through the DMV later this year. At that time, we'll have new links and instructions to make the process easy. Check back here for updates.


About the plate 

Your ride will look great, and you can feel great knowing proceeds from the $25 plate fee will go toward key improvements within the national park, from trail repairs to historic preservation projects. You will also be able to order a personalized plate for $35. 


If you placed a preorder, THANK YOU!

Your plate will be one of the first pressings. How cool is that? The Virginia Legislature gave final approval for the plate on February 17, 2023 and the legislation became official on July 1. Your preorder application has been turned in to the DMV staff. Production is estimated to take a few months.

Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway license plate sampleAnswers to a few of the most Frequently Asked Questions:

My current registration is up for renewal. What should I do? Please renew your current plate for one year so you have a valid tag on your vehicle while you await your new tag. The DMV will mail the plate, a set of year and month decals, and a new vehicle registration card to the address on the vehicle record.

What should I do if I’ve moved? Applicants with a new address must visit a DMV office, call at (804) 497-7100 or use online services to update their address. When the plate is ready, it will be mailed  the address on the applicant's vehicle record in the DMV’s system.

What will the DMV send me with my Blue Ridge Parkway plate? The DMV will mail the plates, a set of year and month decals, and a new vehicle registration card to the address on the vehicle record.

Is the plate listed on the DMV website, or can I contact the DMV for more information? The plate is not available to the public and is not listed on the DMV website.  Once the DMV fulfills this first batch of orders, the plate will be available for the public. The DMV cannot provide any further information on the plate or your application at this time. Please contact our office if you have additional questions.