Effective March 1, 2023, all vehicles with TEMPORARY plates that were issued by the BMV will be exchanged at no cost for the new mandatory VI 175th Emancipation Commemorative Plates, an appointment is required. To make an appointment go to bmv.vi.gov, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the offices: St Croix-340-713-4268, St Thomas-340-7744268, St John -340-776-6262.
All other vehicles will only be issued the new Emancipation Plates during their annual registration renewal process. In order to renew the registration, the old plates must be removed and returned to the BMV. The vehicle registration renewal process will not be completed until the old plates have been turned in. If you are 65 years and over, your mandatory Emancipation Commemorative plates will be free. Personalized BMV plates will be charged $49 and Vanity plates will continue to be charged by the organization issuing the plates.
If you choose to renew your registration online, your Emancipation Plate fee will be included. However, you must go to your local BMV office to exchange the old plates for your New Emancipation Plates; they will not be mailed to you.
Please email us at email@example.com, if you need further information or need clarification.