Buy or Renew a Wildlife License Plate

Standard Peach Plate: $20

Wildlife Plate: $45

DNR wildlife plates cost only $25 more than a standard “peach” plate to buy or for annual renewal. For all of Georgia’s license plates, including standard tags, there is also a $20 registration fee each year, plus applicable ad-valorem taxes.


Where does that extra $25 go when I upgrade?

$20* goes to:

Eagle in front of Flag License PlateOld Hummingbird Plate

Bobwhite Quail License Plate

Trout License Plate

Marine Habitat Plate

The Wildlife Conservation Fund, the primary fund source for work covering 95% of Georgia’s native species.
The Bobwhite Quail Initiative, Georgia’s program to bring back huntable populations of wild quail by creating habitat for quail nesting, feeding and cover. No state appropriations are allocated for our work involving quail.
Trout hatchery, stocking and survey programs.
Coastal habitat restoration projects.

*The first year, $19 goes to wildlife programs and $1 goes to the tag office

$5 goes to:

The State of Georgia General Fund


Designs

Bald Eagle Plate

Buying a bald eagle or a ruby-throated hummingbird plate supports Georgia’s Wildlife Conservation Fund. Established by state law, this fund benefits endangered and other wildlife not hunted or fished for and rare native plants through conservation, education, land acquisition and recreation projects. Renewing these and the older eagle plates also supports this work. These plates make up more than half of all contributions to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, providing vital funds the division’s Wildlife Conservation Section has used to conserve wildlife such as gopher tortoises and bald eagles, and help acquire thousands of acres of wildlands open to Georgians.

Current Design

Eagle in front of Flag License Plate

Out-of-Stock Designs

Old Bald Eagle Tag 1Old Bald Eagle Tag 2

Bobwhite Quail, White-tailed Deer and Wild Turkey Plate

Georgia’s bobwhite quail, white-tailed deer and wild turkey plate, as well as the older quail-and-deer plate, contributes directly to the Bobwhite Quail Initiative, which has created critical habitat for quail nesting, feeding and cover. No state appropriations are allocated for our work involving quail.

This program has positively affected more than 20,000 acres for quail, songbirds and other native animals and plants that depend on this habitat.

Current Design

Bobwhite Quail License Plate

Out-of-Stock Designs

Old Quail Deer Tag

Trout Unlimited Plate

Each purchase or renewal of a Trout Unlimited license plate supports Georgia’s trout conservation and management programs. Hatcheries and wild trout efforts both benefit from the trout tag.

For hatcheries, the trout tag has funded:

  • stocking trucks
  • trout feed
  • equipment
  • raceway enclosures
  • hatchery seasonal labor

Wild trout have benefited from:

  • habitat improvements
  • sampling equipment
  • seasonal labor

Customers have been better serviced by trout map printings and satisfaction surveys funded by the trout tag.

Current Design

Trout License Plate

Hummingbird Plate

Buying a bald eagle or a ruby-throated hummingbird plate supports Georgia’s Wildlife Conservation Fund. Established by state law, this fund benefits endangered and other wildlife not hunted or fished for and rare native plants through conservation, education, land acquisition and recreation projects. Renewing these and the older eagle plates also supports this work. These plates make up more than half of all contributions to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, providing vital funds the division’s Wildlife Conservation Section has used to conserve wildlife such as gopher tortoises and bald eagles, and help acquire thousands of acres of wildlands open to Georgians.

Current Design

Old Hummingbird Plate

Coming Summer 2019!

Hummingbird Tag

Marine Habitat Plate

Current Design

Marine Habitat Plate

Check out these wild tags at your county tag office or online (listed under "Special interest: Apply through county tag office").


How to Buy a Wildlife Tag—It’s Easy!

At your county tag office:

  1. Ask for a wildlife plate—an eagle, hummingbird, quail-and-deer or trout designs.
  2. Pay the fee. Wildlife plates cost only $25 more than a standard peach plate.
  3. Receive a temporary tag from the county (specialty plates are usually not stocked).
  4. Watch the mail for your wildlife tag. It can arrive as soon as within a week!

When buying a car:

Many Georgia car dealers offer the option to purchase a tag when you buy a vehicle. Simply ask them to upgrade you to a wildlife tag when you're asked what kind of tag you want!


Renewing Your Wildlife Tag

Wildlife plates can be renewed online in most counties, or at your local tag office.

Renewing a wildlife tag costs only $25 a year, plus the standard $20 registration fee and applicable ad-valorem taxes.

Can I keep my current tag?

Yes. You can renew it every year, as usual.

If you want to change to another wildlife plate, you can buy the design of your choice for $25. The annual renewal will be the same.