It's Time to Ride With Pride

It's easier than ever to show your Panther spirit with our Indiana specialty license plate! Indiana residents can now handle the entire specialty plate request or renewal process directly through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Whether you need to purchase a new Hanover College specialty license plate or renew your current one, you can go online to www.IN.gov/bmv or to a license branch to handle the transaction. The cost of the Hanover College plate includes a $25 tax-deductible contribution that will directly benefit the College. We are honored to donate the profits from the license plate program to the Impact Hanover Fund. Your gift will also qualify you to become a member of  The Samuel Moffett Giving Society.

Standard or customized license plate

You can select a standard specialty plate or have a fun, personalized plate by choosing a unique combination of numbers and letters up to six digits, including spaces. Low plate numbers (100 and under) require an additional form from  Hanover College Office of Alumni Relations to be submitted at the time of purchase.

How can I get a plate with the new Hanover College Logo?

Alumni who already have a Hanover College plate and would like to request the new metal plate must visit an Indiana license branch to request a duplicate/replacement license plate.  The cost is $9.50. This fee is on top of what your yearly plate fees are.  The above rules apply to the Hanover College low digit plates. 

Low plate number 

Effective Jan. 19, 2019, the Low Digit Assignment for a Distinctive License Plate - State Form 54845 will no longer be required in the first year of each plate assignment schedule when the same plate number is being renewed. The change will allow low-digit registrations to be renewed online through their myBMV account. Low digit plate numbers may continue to be reassigned to someone else as long as the person who currently has or previously had the number registered either (1) no longer has the plate actively registered, or (2) agrees to register with a different license plate number. The low digit assignment form is still required for all new issuances of a low digit (1 - 100) plate number, including any low digit number changes (e.g., changing from 10 to 20). Please contact the  Office of Alumni Relations to obtain a low plate number registration form, order your plate online, or visit your local license branch.

Want Tax Credit?

To receive a tax credit and receive an acknowledgment from Hanover College for the $25 donation, you MUST check the box that authorizes the BMV to share your name with us or inform the clerk if you are doing this in person. This is done at the time of your plate purchase. Without checking the box, your donation comes to the College as an anonymous gift.


Feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@hanover.edu.