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Rutgers License Plates

Rutgers alumni, parents, students, staff, faculty and friends can purchase Rutgers license plates in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

New Jersey 

The plates can be purchased as standard or personalized plates. The standard plate will have a four digit number assigned to you. The cost for a standard plate is $100. It takes up to 4 weeks to receive a standard plate from the NJDMV.

The personalized plate has up to five characters. The first three have to be letters and the last two characters can be letters or a number above twenty. The combination of 3 alpha characters starting with a 'D' followed by numbers 1-99 cannot be used either*. The personalized plate does not have the 'RU' on the right hand side of the plate. The cost for a personalized plate is $150. It takes up to 8 weeks to obtain a personalized plate from the NJDMV.

*Other exclusions apply as well. Each request must be approved by the NJDMV. Please submit several personalization choices and we will confirm availability with the NJDMV.

If you currently have a Knight Head plate (standard or personalized) and would like to get a new Block R plate that can be arranged as well.

If you would like to purchase a Rutgers license plate, please fill out the request form. After the request form is received by our office we will mail you detailed directions including payment information and official NJMVC forms.

If you have any questions please email the alumni office or call 848-932-7061.

Maryland 

Maryland plates are only available as standard plates. Please fill out the request form. After the request form is received by our office we will mail you detailed directions including payment information and an official MD DMV form.

If you have any questions please email the alumni office or call 848-932-7061.

Pennsylvania 

Rutgers Block R license plates are available in Pennsylvania. The standard plate will have a four digit number assigned to you. The cost for a standard plate is $75. Personalized plates contain up to five letters or numbers in combination. For additional instructions, and to check personalization availability click here

If you would like to purchase a standard PA Rutgers license plate, please fill out sections A and E on the application form. If your car is currently leased form ML-1L must be filled out and sent as well. Mail the signed application(s) and a check for $75 made out to Rutgers University Foundation to:

Rutgers License Plates
Rutgers University Alumni Association
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
7 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08902-1262

If you would like to purchase a personalized PA Rutgers license plate, please fill out sections A, D and E on the application form. If your car is currently leased form ML-1L must be filled out and sent as well. Mail the signed application(s) and a check for $175 made out to Rutgers University Foundation to the address above.

After the checks and application are received by our office we will place your order with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Your plates will be sent directly to your home. The whole process takes 6-8 weeks.

If you have any questions please email the alumni office or call 848-932-7061.

Virginia 

Virginia residents can order license plates directly from the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles website or by calling 800-DMVLINE or 800-435-5137.

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