Wabanaki Recognition Plate

Image of the Maine Wabanaki Recognition License plate

Wabanaki recognition license plates are available to members of the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Micmac Tribes in Maine.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does the Wabanaki registration plate cost?

A: The fee is $35.00 for vehicle registered up to 6,000 pounds and $37.00 for vehicles registered from 6,001 to 10,000 pounds. There is no additional specialty plate fee. The plates are issued in a unique numbering sequence, beginning with 101-AFA. There are no low digit plates available.

Vanity plates are available in the Wabanaki plate series with a maximum of seven characters. The fee is an additional $25.00 above the registration fee. Wabanaki vanity plates cannot duplicate a vanity plate that is already issued in another class of plate. You may search and order a vanity plate online.

Q: Are there any special requirements?

A: Applicants must submit an application signed by a tribal official from a federally recognized tribe within the Wabanaki Confederacy proving the applicant's membership in the tribe.

Q: Where can the Wabanaki plates be purchased?

A: At all Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle branch offices or by mailing a copy of your registration and the Certification of Membership form (MV-18) to: Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Registration Unit, 29 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333.

If you are requesting a vanity plate, please include your check for $25.00 made payable to the Secretary of State.

You may contact the BMV Registration Section with questions or comments at: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52149 or by Email: registrations@maine.gov.