Amateur Radio Plates are available through the Department of Motor Vehicles to any person who holds a valid Amateur Radio Station License issued by the Federal Communications Commission.
The plates are inscribed with the applicant's official amateur radio call letters and are issued in lieu of regular plates. Amateur Radio Plates may be placed on motor vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, semitrailers and cabin trailers.
Only one motor vehicle or trailer owned or leased by the applicant may be registered with an Amateur Radio Plate at any one time. A photocopy of the applicant's valid Amateur Radio Station License must accompany the application.
Amateur Radio Plates - $5.00*
*The fee is due when initially receiving the plates and again at each annual renewal. The plates are renewed in the month of the vehicle's registration renewal.
Apply for a Amateur Radio Plates
Applicants must have a Nebraska Certificate of Title issued in their name, or in the event the vehicle is leased or non-resident military, the name of the applicant must appear on the registration of the vehicle.
Amateur Radio License Plates do not afford the registered owner any special parking privileges. Parking in a space designated for handicapped parking requires Handicapped License Plates or a Handicapped Parking Permit.
A completed application and a photocopy of the applicant's Amateur Radio Station License should be submitted to:
Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver and Vehicle Records Division
PO Box 94789
Lincoln, NE 68509-4789
Once the application is processed, the applicant will receive notification from the Department of Motor Vehicles advising them of the date the plate will be available at their County Treasurer's office to be registered to their vehicle. The applicant must show his/her valid Amateur Radio Station License to their County Treasurer before plates can be registered.
We cannot honor a change of plate and or message choice or request for refund after the application has been processed.
Please allow at least 4 to 5 weeks for the plates to arrive at your County Treasurer Motor Vehicle Office.
Questions regarding Specialty Plates may be addressed by email or by phone at (402) 471-3918.