New General Issue Plate
The new general issue plate, called the "Lone Star Texas" plate, was selected by the public through an online e-Vote. It features seven characters and is the state's first digitally-produced, full-color general issue plate.
For more information, read our new general issue FAQs.
The design includes the Lone Star and colors of the Texas flag, along with the Davis mountain range. The new plate will be issued to new vehicle purchasers and to vehicle owners with license plates seven years or older.
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Why are we getting a new general-issue license plate?
We all know Texas is big, but it's getting even bigger. Our state's population increases by roughly 1,000 people every day. As a result, we have run out of the alpha-numeric license plate patterns for the six-character plate. The new general-issue plate displays seven-character combinations.
How many years did it take to run out of license plate patterns?
It took us 33 years to exhaust the six-character combinations.