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

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 - August 24, 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign

August 24, 2020 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2022

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 - c.September 16, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.September 16, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Multiple Sclerosis Society

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"JM" prefix. www.nmss.org

First Issue February 12, 2008 - c.December 16, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.December 16, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by December 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Surfrider Foundation

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"KC" prefix, stands for Keepers of the Coast. surfridergrandstrand.org

First Issue February 12, 2008 - c.September 16, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.September 16, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children's Hospital

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"MU" prefix for Medical University

First Issue July 2008? - September 21, 2017   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2017 redesign

September 21, 2017 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by October 31, 2019   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Emergency Medical Services

Authorized by Legislature 9/7/2006 (SB613)

"EA" prefix

First Issue August 2008? - c.November 4, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.November 4, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by November 30, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Kiwanis Club

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"KI" prefix, abbreviation for Kiwanis. www.kiwanis.org

First Issue October 22, 2008 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Ancient Free & Accepted Masons

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

Restricted to Members Only. "WS" prefix. http://alnuirafam.org/

First Issue October 22, 2008 - April 22, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 22, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by May 31, 2021   

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 2017 redesign

May 22, 2017 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by May 31, 2019   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - August 2, 2018   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2018 redesign

August 2, 2018 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2020    

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 - c.September 16, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.September 16, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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

First Issue February 3, 2009 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

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April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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

First Issue July 27, 2009 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

SCDMV photo

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

SCDMV photo

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 2015 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 - April 22,2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 22, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by May 31, 2021

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 - c.September 16, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.September 16, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - August 24, 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign 

August 24, 2020 - present  Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2022

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 - c.August 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign 

c.August 2020 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by c.September 2022

  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

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

First Issue January 24, 2011 - c.August 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign

c.August 2020 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by c.September 2022

  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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - c.March 4, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.March 4, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021    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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

SCDMV photo

Troopers Association

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"RS" prefix for Retired State Troopers. Restricted to members.

First Issue February 6, 2012 - April 1,2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)

"MM" prefix for Mary McLeod

First Issue January 22, 2013 - c.December 16, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.December 16, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by December 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Trees SC

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"TC" prefix for Trees Carolina

First Issue January 22, 2013 - August 24, 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign

August 24, 2020 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2022

  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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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Tennis Patrons Foundation

Authorized by Legislature 6/18/2012 (SB1417)

"TS" prefix abbreviation for Tennis

First Issue January 29, 2013 - c.December 16, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

c.December 16, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by December 31, 2021   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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

July 1, 2016 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by June 30, 2018   

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

SCDMV photo

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"RM" prefix for Rocky Mountain

First Issue May 8, 2013 - c.August 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign

c.August 2020 - present  Full replacement of previous design complete by TBD

  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 - April 1, 2019   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2019 redesign

April 1, 2019 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by March 31, 2021    

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

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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 - November 26, 2018   renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2018 redesign

November 26, 2018 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by December 31, 2020    

Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

SCDMV photo

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 2017 redesign

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 - August 24, 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign

August 24, 2020 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2022

  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

Coastal Conservation Association

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"MW" prefix for Marine Wildlife

First Issue October 14, 2013 - August 24, 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after ... redesign

August 24, 2020 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by September 30, 2022

  Existing registrations keep prior number on new design

Eagle Scouts of America

Authorized by Legislature (HB3124)

"BP" prefix, same as Boy Scouts.

First Issue March 2014 - c.August 2020  renewed with passenger stickers through end of 2-year expiration ending after 2020 redesign

SCDMV photo

c.August 2020 - present   Full replacement of previous design complete by c.September 2022

  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; First Issue May 27, 2014 - present

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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 - present

Chase Away Childhood Cancer

Authorized by Legislature 5/25/2016 (HB3927)

"AQ" prefix; First Issue September 11, 2017 - present

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SC Forestry Association

Authorized

"FR" prefix for Forestry; First Issue September 18, 2017 - present

Powering the Palmetto State

Authorized by Legislature 5/19/2017 (HB3256

"LW" prefix for Line Workers (early image on DMV website showed "PP" prefix)

First Issue November 6, 2017 - present

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USC Women's Basketball National Champions

Authorized by Legislature 5/9/2017 (SB617)

"WB" prefix for Women's Basketball; First Issue December 11, 2017

design alteration c. June 2022 - present to include logo for 2022 National Championship (SB1237)

Clemson Football 2018 College Football National Champions

Authorized by Legislature (SB514)

"WIN" prefix; First Issue October 28, 2019 - present

Trout Unlimited

Issued under Non-Profit Organization law

"TU" prefix for Trout Unlimited; First Issue November 4, 2019 - present

University of South Carolina Lettermen's Association

First Issue August 13, 2021

SC Concerns of Police Survivors

First Issue October 15, 2021

Connie Maxwell Children's Home

First Issue October 15, 2021

Drivers for a Cure

Authorized by Legislature (SB242)

First Issue December 23, 2021

250th Anniversary of Revolutionary War

Authorized by Legislature (HB3501)

"RW" prefix; First Issue January 3, 2022, including motorcycle version

Riverbanks Zoo

First Issue March 4, 2022

Motorcycle Awareness Alliance

First Issue March 4, 2022

Charleston Animal Society

First Issue March 4, 2022

Protect Wild Dolphins Alliance Inc

First Issue December 2, 2022

SC Sheriff's Association

First Issue December 2, 2022

Nascar and Darlington Raceway

First Issue May 15, 2022