Minnesota’s new pollinator Critical Habitat License Plate is available now.
The image on the license plate displays the rusty patched bumble bee and monarch butterfly, which are Minnesota’s state bee and butterfly, as well as a native wildflower called the purple prairie clover.
The beautiful artwork is by Minnesota artist Timothy Turenne.
The rusty patched bumble bee is the first native bee species to be listed as endangered in the lower 48 US states under the Endangered Species Act.
Some of Minnesota’s native bee and butterfly species are in danger of extinction. When you purchase the brand new pollinator Critical Habitat license plate, you support managing land where Minnesota’s pollinators can thrive.
Get your new plate today!
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.
Contributions help preserve our natural resources
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.
Additionally, contributions over $30 go towards buying and managing important natural habitats, which are preserved as public lands. These lands are open to compatible public use, like hunting, hiking and wildlife watching.
Order a Critical Habitat Plate today!
You can purchase one right now - you don't have to wait until your registration is due!
Fees and a minimum contribution apply for these plates.
Order a new license plate in one of three ways:
- Fill out an application and bring it with you when you renew your license plate tabs.
- Mail the completed application to:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety-Driver and Vehicle Services Division
Attention: Special Plates Unit
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 164
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-0164
- Call the Department of Public Safety Driver Vehicle Services at 651-297-3166.
Thank you for your continued support of critical habitat!
Call the Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services at 651-297-3166.