Specialty page 2

Specialty plates will be listed in order of release date (to the best of my knowledge). If you are looking for a specific one, click CTRL+F and type the term you are looking for.


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separate pages:
  College/University (includes out-of-state)
  Fraternity/Sorority
  Authorized but not yet issued
  failed plates




New issue plates released after September 2007 are issued completely flat/screenprinted.


Support Our Troops
Authorized by Legislature 9/7/2006 (SB613)
Sponsored by Support Our Troops, Inc., a nationwide organization that contributes care packages to U.S. soldiers stationed around the world. This organization has plates of similar design in at least 26 states. "ST" prefix. www.supportourtroops.org

First Issue December 20, 2007 - January 5, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign




SCDMV photo
January 6, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by January 31, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




Ancient Free Masons
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
Restricted to Members Only. This plate raises funds for the Scottish Rite Foundation for Childhood Language Disorders and the Grand Lodge Charity and Disaster Relief Fund. The Ancient Free Masons refer to the A.F.&A.M. as "an unrecognized 'Clandestine' Grand Lodge" and warn their members against receiving the wrong plate (See A.F.&A.M. plate below). "HA" prefix www.scgrandlodgeafm.org

First Issue December 20, 2007 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Boy Scouts of America
Authorized by Legislature 9/7/2006 (SB613)
"BP" prefix. www.boyscouts.sc

First Issue February 12, 2008 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign


TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Multiple Sclerosis Society
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"JM" prefix. www.nmss.org

First Issue February 12, 2008 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Surfrider Foundation
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"KC" prefix, stands for Keepers of the Coast. surfridergrandstrand.org

First Issue February 12, 2008 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children's Hospital
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"MU" prefix for Medical University

First Issue July 2008? - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Emergency Medical Services
Authorized by Legislature 9/7/2006 (SB613)
"EA" prefix

First Issue August 2008? - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Kiwanis Club
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"KI" prefix, abbreviation for Kiwanis. www.kiwanis.org

First Issue October 22, 2008 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
Restricted to Members Only. "WS" prefix. http://alnuirafam.org/

First Issue October 22, 2008 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Carolina Panthers
Authorized by Legislature 9/17/2004 (HB4758)
Carolina Panthers NFL team, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Inaugural season used Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. as their 'home' stadium. The Training Camp is currently at Wofford College in Spartanburg, and the practice facility is in Fort Mill, S.C. Money raised from the sale of this plate goes to South Carolina State Parks. "CF" prefix. www.panthers.com

First Issue October 22, 2008 - May 22, 2017
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign




SCDMV photo
May 22, 2017 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by May 31, 2019
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




Choose Life
Authorized by Legislature 9/2/2001 (HB3272)
After years of lawsuits, this plate was released in 2008. To attempt a compromise, several bills to approve pro-choice license plate types failed (see Failed Plates). Money raised from the sale of this plate goes to the Department of Social Services to be used to support local crisis pregnancy programs.
"PL" prefix for Pro-Life; "CL" taken by Columbia College.

First Issue October 22, 2008 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




Parrothead
Authorized by Legislature 5/23/2006 (HB4195)
This is an organization affiliated with the singer Jimmy Buffet. This plate helps the club raise fund for Alzheimer's research, of which Jimmy Buffet's father suffered from. The plate features a pair of flip-flops in the sand with the Palmetto and Crescent Moon above. This plate was originally to have a prefix of "JB" for Jimmy Buffet, but a personalized plate(s) with "JB" followed by a number blocked the prefix from being used. "AZ" prefix, abbreviation for Alzheimer's. www.palmettoparrotheads.com

First Issue February 3, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




Cattlemen's Association
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"CA" prefix. www.SCcattle.org
This plate is the same design as Alabama's Cattlemen's plate.

First Issue February 3, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



S.C. Aviation Hall of Fame
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
Restricted to Members Only. "HF" prefix for Hall of Fame. The S.C. Aviation Association paid the $4,000 deposit to have this plate created. It is restricted only to their Hall of Fame members. www.SCAAonline.com


SCDMV photo
First Issue February 3, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




Boykin Spaniel Foundation
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
The Boykin Spaniel is a breed of spaniel developed in South Carolina by the Boykin family. The town of Boykin, S.C. is also named for the family. The dog is primarily a hunting dog. It was named the State Dog of South Carolina. "BY" prefix, abbreviation for Boykin. www.boykinspaniel.org

First Issue July 27, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Beaufort Water Festival
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
An annual festival held in downtown Beaufort and along the waterfront in July. "WF" prefix. www.bftwaterfestival.com

First Issue July 27, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




EarthEcho, Protect Wild Dolphins
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
EarthEcho is a non-profit environmental organization focusing on the earth's oceans. It was founded by the Cousteau family. Money raised by this plate goes to education and conservation programs to protect wild dolphins. "PD" prefix, stands for Protect Dolphins. www.earthecho.org

First Issue July 27, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Prince Hall Masons
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
Restricted to Members Only. The Prince Hall Masons are a predominantly African-American organization, dating back to colonial Boston. "TM" prefix. www.mwphglsc.com


SCDMV photo
First Issue July 27, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




Greenville Children's Hospital
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"BB" prefix. www.ghs.org

First Issue October 1, 2009 - July 6, 2015
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



July 6, 2015 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by July 31, 2017
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




New issues after October 5, 2009 will be issued "on demand" and not available at local offices. They will be available only by mail-order and individual plates made only when an order is received. Existing stock of above plates were sold until existing supply lasted, then went to "on demand."


Farm Bureau/Agriculture "Our Farms - Our Future"
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"AG" prefix for Agriculture. www.scfb.org

First Issue October 9, 2009 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
Authorized by Legislature 6/16/2009 (HB3762)
"CR" prefix. Promotes an initiative that brings together recycling businesses and industry who utilize recycled materials in their manufacturing process. Sponsored by the Recycling Industry Group, a joint venture between SC Department of Commerce and Department of Health and Environmental Control.

First Issue February 3, 2010 - TBD, 2016

  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign




TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Department of Natural Resources (Painted Bunting and Whitetail Deer)
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
An online vote was held in September 2009 between a Painted Bunting bird and 3 styles of Deer plates.
Painted Bunting begins at W/L10001; Whitetail Deer begins at W/L20001; the first 100 plates of each series reserved by DNR. Public availability begins at W/Lx0101.
www.dnr.sc.gov


First Issue March 22, 2010 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Breast Cancer Awareness
Authorized by Legislature 5/23/2006 (HB4324)
"CB" prefix. Money raised goes to the Department of Health & Environmental Control for screening funding, and the American Cancer Society for quality of life programs for breast cancer patients and caregivers.

First Issue October 9, 2010 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star
"RA" prefix. Proceeds go to Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star of South Carolina for scholarships.


SCDMV photo
First Issue January 24, 2011 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Ronald McDonald House Charities
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"RH" prefix. Proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

First Issue April 11, 2011 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



I Believe
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"JC" prefix for Jesus Christ. Proceeds support faith-based educational and religious programs.

First Issue January 3, 2012 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018

  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



SC Equality
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"EQ" prefix. Fees from the sale of the plate will be distributed to SC Equality for education and advocacy for the SC GLBT community.

First Issue February 6, 2012 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Troopers Association
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"RS" prefix for Retired State Troopers. Restricted to members.

First Issue February 6, 2012 - TBD, 2016

  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"WD" prefix in honor of Dr. Warren Derrick, a founding physician of Children's Hospital.

First Issue August 20, 2012 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)
"MM" prefix for Mary McLeod

First Issue January 22, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Trees SC
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"TC" prefix for Trees Carolina

First Issue January 22, 2013 - TBD, 2016

  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Quality Deer Management
Authorized by Legislature 6/18/2012 (SB1417)
"QD" prefix for Quality Deer

First Issue January 29, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Tennis Patrons Foundation
Authorized by Legislature 6/18/2012 (SB1417)
"TS" prefix abbreviation for Tennis

First Issue January 29, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



University of South Carolina Gamecocks 2010 & 2011 NCAA College World Series Baseball National Championship
Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)
"NB" prefix for National Baseball Championship

First Issue 2013? - June 30, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign




SCDMV photo
July 1, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by June 30, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"RM" prefix for Rocky Mountain

First Issue May 8, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018

  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"DS" prefix

First Issue May 13, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Wilson High School (Florence, SC)
Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)
"H/S-A" prefix for High School, A for first series; numbering began at HSA1001

First Issue May 13, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer
Authorized by Legislature 6/18/2012 (SB1417)

"U/S-N" prefix for United States Navy

First Issue June 7, 2013 - June 5, 2017
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign





SCDMV photo
June 5, 2017 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by July 31, 2019
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




Tree My Dog (Coon Hunters)
Authorized by Legislature 6/18/2012 (SB1417 and HB3124)
"TD" prefix for Tree my Dog

First Issue September 30, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Coastal Conservation
Issued under Non-Profit Organization law
"MW" prefix for Marine Wildlife

First Issue October 14, 2013 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design



Eagle Scouts of America
Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)
"BP" prefix, same as Boy Scouts.


SCDMV photo
First Issue March 2014 - TBD, 2016
  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2016 redesign



TBD, 2016 - present
  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD, 2018
  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design




New issues after May 1, 2014 are designed by a standard template designated by DMV. (HB3033) This also applies to any existing plate that is redesigned because of plate-class change. This link provides my commentary on this subject: commentary


Autism Awareness
Authorized by Legislature 6/12/13 (HB3033)
"AN" prefix


SCDMV photo
First Issue May 27, 2014 - present





South Carolina Stands With Israel
Authorized by Legislature 6/2/14 (H4383)
"II" prefix

First Issue July 20, 2015 - present





Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, SC)
Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)
"H/S-B" prefix for High School, B for second high-school series; numbering began at HSB1001

First Issue August 17, 2015 - present





American Red Cross
Authorized by Legislature (HB3264)
"VL" prefix for 'Volunteer

First Issue November 9, 2015 - present





Clemson Football 2016 College Football National Champions
Authorized by Legislature (SB263)
"AI" prefix for 'All In'

First Issue June 20, 2017