DMV: Animal Population Control License Plates

Animal Population Control License Plates


{Animal Population Control License Plate}

Thank you for showing interest in the Animal Population Control Plate.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each plate helps to provide vaccination/sterilization benefits for any Connecticut resident who adopts a pet from a municipal pound through the Department of Agriculture, Animal Population Control Program.

To order these plates, the vehicle must be currently registered in Connecticut. Applications for vehicles registered out-of-state or with a temporary registration will not be accepted.  Also, if your registration is due to expire within the next 45 days, you must renew your registration before applying for these plates.

You may only acquire the same registration type as currently on your vehicle. For instance, if you currently have combination plates on your vehicle, you can only receive combination plates - you cannot request combination plates if your vehicle is currently registered with passenger plates.

Please note: Along with the regular renewal fees, there will be an additional $15 fee for each renewal, $10 of which will be deposited in the Animal Population Control Account.



Below you will find information on the different ways you can purchase an Animal Population Control plate and the cost involved:

  • Off-the-Shelf License Plates:
    These are randomly assigned number-letter plates available in the passenger, combination, commercial, camper, and camp trailer registration types. These plates are obtained when you register a new vehicle or transfer from a current registration.

    Plate requests are made on the Special Order Plate Application (form M-22).

    The fee is $50.

  • Remake of a current marker plate:
    Animal Population Control plates are available in the passenger, combination, commercial, camper, and camp trailer registration types only.

    You maintain your current marker plate number and have it re-made with the Animal Population Control background.

    Plate requests are made on the Special Order Plate Application (form M-22). Your present marker plate number would be the same marker plate number being requested.

    The fee is $70.

  • New vanity plates:
    Animal Population Control plates are available in the passenger, combination, commercial, camper, and camp trailer registrations. Plate requests are made on the Special Order Plate Application (form M-22).

    The fee is $139. Previously issued PET, TLC, DOG, CAT and WAG series are now available for the vanity plate fee of $139. Please contact the Vanity Plate Unit at 860-263-5154 for availability.  Vanity plate options - see additional information.




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