Customers who currently have specialty plates will be contacted by WYDOT two to three months prior to their plate's 2017 expiration, reminding them to reapply for the specialty plate if they want to keep it for the new series. The same fees will be required with the new application. Most specialty plate customers who reapply in 2017 will have the option to keep their existing plate combination. However, National Guard plate numbers will be reassigned based on rank and date of rank, and some veteran plate numbers with a final alpha will receive a 5 digit number instead.
Personalized plates with the new design are now allowed a maximum of 5 characters. The new University of Wyoming plates will change to a gold background with brown numbers.