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myBMV > Plates and Registrations > Indiana's Standard and Distinctive License Plates > Indiana's Standard License Plates > Special Machinery Special Machinery

Special Machinery License PlateThe cost to purchase a special machinery license plate only includes a registration fee.


Special machinery means a vehicle:

  • That is designed and used to perform a specific function that is unrelated to transporting people or property on a highway;
  • On which is permanently mounted machinery or equipment used to perform operations unrelated to transportation on a highway; and
  • That is incapable of, or would require substantial modification to be capable of, carrying a load.

Special machinery is registered and plated.

This plate can be ordered at any license branch or full or partial service provider. You will receive the plate in the mail within 14 days.

License Plate Stickers And Frames

Your plate should have stickers showing the day, month, and year of your next registration renewal, and the county in which your vehicle is registered. Indiana law prohibits license plate frames or covers that obscure stickers, text, or numbers on your plate.