Support Pollinators in Style with our Award-Winning Monarch License Plate!
Join the growing number of Oklahomans who are supporting our conservation efforts by showing their pollinator pride with monarch license plates. $20 from each plate purchase and renewal benefits our efforts to save the monarchs.
2 Easy Steps To Your New License Plate
Step 1: Download, complete, mail in or drop off your order form to the OK Tax Commission or a tag agency near you.
Step 2: Allow 8 to 12 weeks for production and delivery. You will receive your plate in the mail from the OK Tax Commission.
Monarch License Plate Wins National Award
In 2020, the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) nominated our ‘Save the Monarchs’ license plate as America’s Best License Plate.
“Congratulations to the state of Oklahoma for winning ALPCA’s 2020 Best Plate competition,” said ALPCA president, Cyndi McCabe. “This specialty plate is a colorful, eye-popping design created to raise awareness about the endangered monarch butterfly.”
In May 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 170, authorizing the creation of the monarch-themed license plate to “honor and raise awareness about the magnificent monarch.” After soliciting voluntary designs from local artists, an online contest was held in which more than 12,800 Oklahomans voted for their favorite of six Monarch-themed license plate designs. The design by Rick Sinnett of Mustang, Oklahoma, won with 3,382 votes. His vivid design features a Monarch butterfly in the center of the plate with an abstract sunset in the background and milkweed flowers in the foreground. (Milkweed is one of the best host plants for Monarchs.) The butterfly was moved to the left side of the plate for the actual plates that were produced.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I order one of these rad monarch license plates?
The monarch license plate can be ordered at tag agencies statewide or by downloading the OK Tax Commission form—see download link above. Please allow up to 8 weeks for production. You will receive your plate in the mail from the OK Tax Commission.
- Is the fee annual or one-time?
Just like all license plates, you have to renew them annually. The initial fee for the monarch license plate is $40 and the annual renewal fee is $36.55. A portion of this fee ($20) benefits our efforts to save the monarchs.
- Does Okies for Monarchs benefit from the annual renewal fee?
Yes! Each time you renew, you help support the conservation of Oklahoma’s majestic prairies, scenic rivers and native wildlife.
- Is the purchase of a specialty license plate tax deductible?
You may be able to deduct the cost of a specialty plate from your personal income taxes. Consult with your tax adviser or review the IRS regulations that apply to your finances to determine whether or not a deduction is allowed.
- Where do the funds go?
$20 from each the monarch license plate purchase and renewal benefits our efforts to raise awareness about the monarch butterfly and increase pollinator habitat throughout the state.