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Personalized License Plates - Online Application

Personalized license plates are available for passenger vehicles registered in PEI, including motorcycles.  You can apply for a unique license plate for your own motor vehicle using the online form below (purchase only). The Registrar of Motor Vehicles will issue a personalized plate providing the proposed message (numbers or slogan) meets approval criteria described below and does not conflict with a pre-existing plate or series.  

Once your personalized plate is approved and registered, you can complete the annual renewal process online at Renew Motor Vehicle Registration.

What approval criteria is used?

A personalized registration plate must include:

  • Socially appropriate messaging, words or symbols
  • No dots, dashes, or symbols, for example: $ - /  >) \.  
  • Minimum one character from digits 0-9 or letters A-Z;
  • Maximum allowable characters:
    • With graphic, i.e. Province House
      • Passenger vehicle – 6 characters only
      • Motorcycle – 5 characters only
    • Without graphic:
      • Passenger vehicle – 8 characters only
      • Motorcycle – 6 characters only

Personalized plate images are shown at PEI Plate Table- Personalized Plates.

A personalized registration plate will not be issued for messages that:

  • Match existing personalized or passenger plates reported as stolen;  
  • Conflict with an existing personalized plate (Example: If HEIDI exists as a personalized plate, similar messaging replacing the number with a letter, i.e. HE1DI or HE1D1 will be denied.); or
  • Are Registered Trademark of future plate or series: (Example, if the Province has already ordered a series of plates for use as passenger plates.)

What is socially appropriate messaging?

The Registrar of Motor Vehicles considers the message to be socially acceptable when the number/ slogan does not express, imply or appear to express or imply a message or meaning that is in any way related to:

  • Violence, discrimination or bias against any individual or class of individuals based on race, ancestry, place or origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability;
  • Content that contravenes Canadian Advertising Standards;
  • Any activity that is prohibited by law;
  • Use of alcohol or drugs;
  • Religious messaging;
  • Disturbing the public peace or the maintenance of law and order;
  • Abusive, derogatory, obscene or profane language;
  • Sexual connotation;
  • Political opinion where the message or meaning is negative or derogatory with respect to a government program; or 
  • Any messaging related to public or well-known figures, including members of the government and other dignitaries.

What do I need to complete the online form?

You will need to complete a separate form for each personalized plate you wish to purchase.
You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Identity and contact details, including date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Plate type, i.e. passenger vehicle or motorcycle 
  • Plate size: 5x8 or 4x7 (motorcycle only
  • Proposed personalized message: (Provide three message options in order of preference. Your first choice will be used if it is available and appropriate.)
    • Characters to be displayed on personalized plate
      • Without graphic: maximum 8 characters on passenger plate; 6 on motorcycle plate
      • With graphic: maximum 6 characters on passenger plate; 5 on motorcycle plate
    • Language (English or French)
    • Graphic to be displayed (optional)
  • Access PEI location for plate pick up 
  • Purchase fee: $100 (plus HST)

Why are you asking for personal information?

Personal information on this form is collected under sections 13 and 70 of Prince Edward Island's Highway Traffic Act and will be used for the purpose of the issuance of driver and/or vehicle permit(s) to the applicant. If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you may contact the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Registrar of Motor Vehicles, PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8.

How long will it take to process my request?

Please allow up to 8 weeks to receive your personalized license plate.

A personalized license plate that has not been renewed for five consecutive years will be designated as dormant and will be re-offered for sale.

 
Payment Options

The Province of PEI accepts payment for this service online using VISA, VISA Debit, MasterCard, and Debit MasterCard.

Transportation and Infrastructure

General Inquiries

Access PEI
33 Riverside Drive,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-5200
Fax: 902-569-7560
accesspeicharlottetown@gov.pe.ca 
Road-Related Inquiries: roads@gov.pe.ca 
All other TI inquiries: DeptTIE@gov.pe.ca 
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