Not Too Late to Apply for California’s New Legacy License Plates

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
California Legacy License Plates are available for pre-order.

As you may be aware, legislation was enacted in 2012 to establish the California Legacy License Plate Program. The plates are available for pre-order using the California Legacy License Plate Pre-Order Form (REG 17L). The plates cost $50 for non-personalized or personalized plates.

Consumers may choose from one of three classic designs from the ’50s–’60s. However, the law only allows until January 1, 2015, to reach the required minimum 7,500 pre-orders for any one of the plate styles. Currently, only one of the plates (yellow lettering on black background) has reached the required number of applications.

  • Black lettering on yellow background: 2,158 applications received
  • Yellow lettering on black background: 10,931 applications received
  • Yellow lettering on blue background: 1,745 applications received

If 7,500 applications are not received by January 1, 2015, for the plate of your choice, any fees paid for the California Legacy plates will be refunded to the applicant.