A brief halftime ceremony bridged two halves of basketball, two neighboring communities and two athletic rivals in Nampa recently. It also provided a showcase for two of Idaho’s newest collegiate license plates available as part of the special license plates program administered by ITD’s Division of Motor Vehicles.
Larger-than-life plates were presented during the break of a recent non-conference men’s basketball game between Nampa’s Northwest Nazarene University and Caldwell’s Albertson College of Idaho.
The special license plates are available through ITD and can be requested only by mail or fax. Application forms can be downloaded from the DMV Web site at dmv.idaho.gov, and click on the link to order special plates.
Through legislative approval, Idaho offers 34 special interest plates.
The initial cost for specialized plates is $35. The price drops to $25 when plates are renewed. The three institutions will receive $25 for each new plate and $15 from annual renewals. Plates can be personalized for an additional $25 the first year and $15 for annual renewals. Sample plates are available for $30.
Idaho’s public universities and colleges have participated in the specialized plate program for seven years. Last year, 2,509 collegiate license plates were issued, generating more than $46,000 for those schools. This is the first year the program will include private institutions.