The Nevada Virginia Range Mustangs Special License Plate is now available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)!
We’ve been waiting patiently in line and that patience paid off!
We need your help! First, get YOUR plates for your vehicles. Second, tell all your friends, family, acquaintances – anyone you meet!
Read the FAQ’s below to find out more about the plate, how it benefits the Virginia Range wild horses, and how you can get yours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can I get one?
Please click HERE to visit the DMV site page for special plates! They are in alphabetical order, so you’ll find Virginia Range Mustangs is at the bottom of the list – scroll down when you get there!
Is this a real Virginia Range wild horse?
Where is the Virginia Range?
How much do the plates cost?
The initial fee to obtain the plate is $62. Thereafter the annual fee is $30. These prices are in addition to your usual annual registration renewal fee.
When you obtain new plates the DMV also charges a Plate Cost Recovery Fee of $3.50 per plate, a Prison Industry fee of 50 cents per plate and a Technology Fee of $1 in addition to any registration fees due.
(*Personalized plates carry additional fees – download the application from the DMV site.)
Do I have to wait for my curent plates to expire to get them?
If you choose to keep the same expiration date, thet will issue your new plates with a new registration slip and decal. No emission inspection or registration renewal is required. A $6 substitute plate fee will apply in addition to the specialty plate fees.
You do have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year if you’d rather do that. You will need to complete an emission inspection if required and if the last test was completed more than 90 days ago. Your expiration date will change if the current expiration date is more than 35 days away. Credit will be given for the unused portion of your current Nevada registration.
How much does the organization receive when I buy the plates?
Where does the money go that the organization receives from the plates?
The proceeds received from the plates directly benefit the Virginia Range wild horses in a variety of ways including fencing, fertility control, hay for the rescued horses and diversionary feed for the wild ones (when needed and approved), rangeland rehabilitation, orphan foal rescue, public education campaign, rescued horse training program, etc. You can see the initial proposed budget by clicking the Initial Proposed Button on this page. The budget will be reviewed and adjusted annually to meet prioritized needs which will be determined by committee.
It's an amazing photo, will there be other products featuring this plate image?
How can I see how the organization is spending the money raised?
You can click in the right hand column to see the original application for the plate and the initial proposed budget. The budget will be updated by committee annually.
In addition you can come back to this page for updates and photos of projects funded or follow us on Facebook at Virginia Range Mustangs Special Plate (or @VRMustangsPlate).