Glacier License Plate

New license plate design available in February 2022.

License plate with northern lights, black mountains and blue lake.

Show your love for Glacier every mile

Support Glacier National Park with a specialty license plate. Proceeds from license plate sales go directly to protecting Glacier. The new Glacier National Park license plate will be available at all Montana County Treasurer Motor Vehicle Offices in February 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the new plate be available?

Plates will be available in February 2022. The exact date will vary depending on when your County Treasurer Motor Vehicle Office orders the new plates. Find your county office here.

Where can I buy the plate?

The plate is available at all Montana County Treasurer Motor Vehicle Offices, the same place you go to renew your vehicle registration. Find your county office here. Some offices are busier than normal and you should plan to arrive early to get a number. Plates are not sold through the Glacier Conservancy. 

My registration is due before the new plate is released. How do I get the new plate?

You can register your vehicle at any time and wait for the new plate to come out and register it then or get a standard plate and come back for the new plate. To get the new plate later, you can go directly to the renewal window without getting a number and waiting in line.

My registration is not due yet. Can I still purchase the plate?

Yes! You do not need to wait until your registration is due to update your plate. If it is not time in your current license plate’s cycle to replace the plate or tabs, you will pay a few additional dollars to switch to a specialty license plate. It’s your choice–switch now or wait until you replace your plate or tabs.

How much does the plate cost and what will my donation be used for?

The license plates are available for $45 at all Montana Department of Motor Vehicles county offices. There is a one-time processing fee of $10 and a one-time production charge of $10 with the remaining $25 going to the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The plates must be renewed annually and can be personalized (six characters or less) for an additional fee. You must register your vehicle annually to display the Glacier National Park Specialty plates on your vehicle.

The cost of the plates and renewing them each year includes a donation that goes directly to the Glacier National Park Conservancy. By purchasing these plates you are supporting youth education, wildlife research, trail rehabilitation and more.

I have the old Glacier plate. Can I keep it?

If you have a permanent plate it is grandfathered in for that vehicle only. When it is time to renew or transfer the plate to a new vehicle you will be issued the new plate.  

Is my contribution tax deductible?

License plate fees are not tax deductible.

I am a license plate collector or I don’t live in Montana. Can I buy a sample plate?

We are working on making keepsake plates available to purchase at Conservancy Park Stores and our online store in 2022. Stay tuned for details.

How did you come up with the design for this plate?

In the summer of 2021, the Glacier Conservancy’s Creative Lead, Becca Wheeler, painted three designs that were voted on by the public. The winning plate design features the northern lights above St. Mary Lake.

Have another question?

Please click here for more information from the Montana Motor Vehicle Division Title and Registration Bureau.