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BGSU License Plate Program

Special BGSU license plates are available only through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Renewing your license plates with the custom design offered by BGSU is a convenient way to show your Falcon spirit and help support our students! All proceeds received by the BGSU Alumni Association help directly fund the Alumni Laureate Scholars program, which was created by the Association and is among the most prestigious awards offered by the University.

How to order

The best resource for information on ordering BGSU license plates is the website for the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, which includes the following information:

  • How to renew your vehicle registration
  • Exchanging Ohio license plates
  • Finding a title office or registrar in your county

Bowling Green receives $25 for each order, but this does not include additional fees. View a complete listing of state licensing fees.

Other information

A separate request is required for each vehicle. Only plates for non-commercial and motor home vehicles will be issued. On non-commercial and motor home plates, Bowling Green will not be printed at the bottom; this space is reserved for vehicle type. The registrar of the BMV is authorized to collect an annual fee over and above the collegiate license plate fee.

Not all BGSU license plates feature custom/vanity text. Special text must be requested during registration. Check the availability of vanity or custom messaging.

Questions? Please call (888) 839-2586 or e-mail alumni@bgsu.edu.