Oklahoma Monarch License plate benefiting The Nature Conservancy.
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Monarch License Plate

New specialty license plate supports pollinator habitat conservation and outreach.

Order a Monarch License Plate

Be the first to get this colorful license plate on your car!

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Monarch License Plates Now Available!  

Get ready to spread your wings Oklahoma! It's time to celebrate Oklahoma’s newest license plate!

Beginning Friday, November 1, you can pre-order The Nature Conservancy’s new monarch license plate by downloading this form. We must sell 100 pre-orders within 180 days for the plate to take flight and go into production.

The cost of this specialty license plate is $40 with $20 from each plate benefiting our pollinator habitat conservation and outreach efforts in Oklahoma. Pre-orders are not available at tag agencies. To pre-order, download this form and mail with payment to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Address and instructions are provided on the form.

ABOUT THE MONARCH LICENSE PLATE

Last May, Governor Stitt signed Senate Bill 170 authorizing the creation of a monarch-themed license plate to honor and raise awareness about the magnificent monarch.

More than 12,800 Oklahomans voted for their favorite of six monarch-themed license plate designs in an online contest in September 2019. With 3,383 votes, the vibrant and colorful plate designed by local artist Rick Sinnett of Mustang is the winning artwork selected by the public for a new specialty license plate benefiting The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma. Rick's design showcases a monarch butterfly with an abstract sunset in the background and milkweed flowers in the foreground. Milkweed is the host plant for monarchs.

“Oklahomans recently showed us just how interested they are in a new monarch license plate,” said Mike Fuhr, State Director for The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma. “We are now asking all those interested to join our efforts and help us get the required 100 pre-orders. The sooner we get those 100 collected, the sooner these new monarch license plates go into production.”

The cost of this special license plate is $40 with $20 from each plate benefiting The Nature Conservancy’s pollinator habitat conservation and outreach efforts in Oklahoma.

HOW WE HELP POLLINATORS

The Nature Conservancy works to save the monarchs by conserving critical pollinator habitat throughout Oklahoma and teaming up with a broad range of groups including farmers, ranchers, tribes, residents, government agencies, businesses, gardeners, artists and municipalities.

Additionally, The Nature Conservancy is a founding member of the Oklahoma Monarch and Pollinator Collaborative, a statewide group of 40+ organizations and citizens working together to ensure thriving monarch migrations for generations to come.

ALL DESIGNS IN CONTEST

Check out each of the awesome designs voluntarily created by local artists that were featured in our monarch-themed license plate competition. More than 12,800 Oklahomans voted online from August 26 to September 8, 2019!

Monarch License Plate designed by Rick Sinnett.
RICK SINNETT Designed by © Rick Sinnett
Monarch license plate designed by Bold Multimedia
BOLD Multimedia Design by BOLD Multimedia © BOLD Multimedia
Monarch license plate designed by Bold Multimedia
BOLD Multimedia Designed by © BOLD Multimedia
Monarch License Plate designed by The Lowe Group
The Lowe Group Designed by © The Lowe Group
Monarch license plate by Cubic Creative
Cubic Creative Designed by © Cubic Creative
Monarch License Plate designed by Cubic Creative.
Cubic Creative Designed by © Cubic Creative

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I order a monarch license plate?

Download and complete this monarch license plate order form from the Oklahoma Tax Commission to order yours today. 

How much will the plate cost?

The cost of this specialty license plate is $40 with $20 from each plate benefiting The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to benefit pollinators in Oklahoma.  

Is the $40 fee a one-time or annual fee?

Just like all plates, you have to renew them annually. The initial fee for the monarch license plate is $40 and the annual renewal fee is $36.50. A portion of the fee ($20) benefits The Nature Conservancy's conservation efforts in Oklahoma.

Will I still have to get the state license plate with the scissortail bird on it?

Yes. Whether or not you have a special interest plate such as the monarch license plate, you will get the state license plate with the scissortail bird. 

Will The Nature Conservancy continue to benefit from my annual renewal fees?

Yes! Each time you renew, you help support our efforts to raise awareness about the monarch and increase pollinator habitat throughout the state.

Is the contribution tax-deductible?

You may be able to deduct this from your personal income taxes. Consult with your tax adviser or review the IRS regulations that apply to your situation to determine whether or not a deduction is allowed.

How will The Nature Conservancy use the funding generated from the sales of this plate?

The funds will directly benefit our outreach efforts to raise awareness about the importance of monarchs and other pollinators, as well as increase pollinator habitat throughout the state. Each year, we will select a project in Oklahoma to receive the funds. We share that information at: nature.org/okmonarchs and also on social media at facebook.com/nature.ok or twitter.com/nature_ok.

Who designed this stellar plate?

Hats off to the talented Rick Sinnett of Mustang for creating this winning design. Three other design firms also helped make this project possible: Cubic Creative, Bold Multimedia and The Lowe Group. Thank you to each of our participants for donating their time and energy to produce the original designs in the contest!