Share The Road Specialized NC License Plate

In order for the Division of Motor vehicles (DMV) to initiate production of the new “Share the Road” plate, the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation (DBPT) must collect 300 completed applications (link). There are two options for the “Share the Road” plate, the standard and the personalized. The standard plate costs $30 in addition to your regular renewal fee. A four digit designation will be assigned in the order in which your application is received. The personalized “Share the Road” plate costs $60 in addition to your regular registration fee. You may choose up to four letters or number/letter combination for this plate. The Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation (DBPT) will receive $20 of the fees collected per plate to be used for a variety of bicycle education and safety initiatives. For example, these funds may be used to expand the program to distribute bicycle helmets to disadvantaged children through local bicycle safety programs.

To reserve one of the first 300 “Share the Road” license plates or to order your personalized plate, please fill out an application and send to the address below. Each license application must be accompanied by a $30 check or money order for the standard plate or $60 for a personalized plate. Once the first 300 applications are received and processed, others wishing to purchase the “Share the Road” plate may do so through the regular DMV process at the time of their next regular registration renewal.

It may take up to 90 days from the time DBPT submits the required 300 applications to DMV for fabrication of the plate to begin. If at this point, there are fewer than three months until your normal license renewal date DMV will contact you to request early payment of the regular registration fee. In this case your “Share the Road” plate will be valid until your next regular renewal date.

For more information or for a hard copy of the application you may call us at (919) 733-2804 or email us at

Send applications with a check or money order to: Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation 1552 Mail Service Center Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1552

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