Four new conservation plate designs are now available.
Show everyone you care about our state's natural resources by proudly displaying Minnesota's conservation license plate. With an annual contribution of $30 or more to the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Critical Habitat Program, you will be helping to preserve important wildlife habitat and plant communities such as wetlands, prairies, old growth forests, and endangered orchid sites.
The Critical Habitat Plate was created in 1995 to provide an opportunity for citizens to contribute a nominal amount to conservation of Minnesota's natural resources, and show their commitment and individuality with a special vehicle license plate. The critical habitat plate replaces the standard Minnesota license plate on your vehicle. More about the plates...
Fill out an application and bring it with you when you renew your license tabs. You may also mail the completed application to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety-Driver and Vehicle Services Division, Attention: Special Plates Unit, 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 164, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-0164, or call Driver Vehicle Services locations of the Department of Public Safety at 651-297-3304. You purchase one right now - you don't have to wait until your registration is due! See how the plates are made...
Yes. The Critical Habitat Plate requires a contribution of at least $30 per year more than a standard plate. There is also a one-time fee of $10 the first year for plate transfer costs. Unfortunately, the IRS has not declared the contribution to be tax deductible.
Your additional contribution of $30 or more goes to the Department of Natural Resources to buy and manage important natural habitats which are preserved as public lands and are open to compatible public use, like hunting, hiking and wildlife watching.
Ask about the Minnesota conservation license plate where you renew your car or truck license. Or, call Driver and Vehicle Services of the Department of Public Safety at (651) 297-3304.
Thank you Minnesotans for your continued support of critical habitat!