Car icon Transporter Plates

There are two types of Transporter Plates. 

You will first need to determine which type best fits the business you conduct.

Type I

Lawfully engaged in business as a transporter of motor vehicles, trailers or cabin trailers not owned by them solely for the purpose of conducting business in Nebraska

Type II

Domiciled in the State of Nebraska and engaged in the business of equipping or modifying motor vehicles that are not registered and that are not owned by that business or individual

To obtain Transporter plates an Application for Transporter Plate must be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Applications must be completed correctly, in full and be legible or they will not be processed.
  • The Department must be able to verify that the applicant is engaged in the business indicated on the application form or the application will not be processed.

Sample Nebraska Transporter license plate

Once the application has been verified and approved, it will be processed and the applicant will be issued the plate, registration and validation decal. Applications (be sure to include the appropriate fees) may be submitted by mail or in person to:

Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver and Vehicle Records Division
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94789
Lincoln, NE 68509-4789

Transporter Plate Fees

Type I Transporter Plate Fees

First time issuance - $17.30 per plate
(receives plate, registration, December expiration decal)

Renewal - new plate year* - $17.30 per plate           
(receives plate, registration, December expiration decal)

Renewal – other than new plate year - $14.00 per plate
(receives registration and December expiration decal)

Type II Transporter Plate Fees

First time issuance - $37.30 per plate
(receives plate, registration, December expiration decal)

Renewal – new plate year* - $37.30 per plate          
(receives plate, registration, December expiration decal)

Renewal – other than new plate year - $34.00 per plate
(receives registration and December expiration decal)

Transporter plates are issued for a calendar year and therefore expire in December of the year of issuance. Renewal postcards are sent out at the end of November.

Transporter plates may only be used for transporting vehicles that fall under the definition of Type I or Type II as indicated above. They are only to be displayed on the front of a driven vehicle of a lawful combination, such as a truck/trailer combination, or a vehicle driven singly, or on the rear of a trailer being pulled.

*New plates are issued in Nebraska every six years. The next new plate issuance is January 2023.

 

Questions regarding Transporter Plates may be addressed by email or by phone at (402) 471-3918.