Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), the Island's social services safety net providing vital education health and human services on Martha's Vineyard, sponsors a specialty license plate program through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Your purchase of a Martha's Vineyard license plate directly benefits the vital program and services of MVCS. In keeping with the agency's community-minded spirit, MVCS has committed to donating 20% of net proceeds to other Island non-profits that benefit youth and seniors.
The initial registration fee for a Martha's Vineyard license plate set by the state is $40, of which $12 goes to cover the state's production cost of the plate and $28 returns to MVCS. Your $28 is a tax-deductible charitable donation. There is an additional one-time $20 swap fee charged by the state when applicants pick up their plate at their local RMV.
A renewal fee set by the State of Massachusetts will be due every two years. For future renewals, the entire $40 renewal fee is a tax-deductible donation that will generate funds to support the services of MVCS and other Vineyard non-profits that benefit youth and seniors.
You must have a valid driver's license to purchase a Martha's Vineyard specialty plate.
Anyone with a car registered in the state of Massachusetts may purchase the Martha's Vineyard specialty plate. You do not need to live on Martha's Vineyard.
Each specialty license plate will cost $40 every two years, in addition to a one-time $20 plate swap fee.