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Starting September 1, 2022, you can place your order for a Town of Topsail Beach Specialty License Plate ($20) or a personalized Topsail Beach Specialty License Plate ($50)! The approval process for a specialty plate is lengthy but we are sure you'll want to place your order and get on the list for a new Topsail Beach plate. One of the requirements for approval is a minimum initial order of 300 plates. If you wish to purchase a plate, you must complete an application form on the Town website and submit it with your payment to the Town by 5:00 p.m. February 1, 2023. Those paying with check or cash must complete the application in person, at Town Hall.

Then, with the minimum 300 orders collected, the Town will submit payment for the plates to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) along with our application for the TB Specialty License Plate category. The NCDMV will submit the Town's request for the Topsail Beach specialty plate to the NC General Assembly for approval. If approved, the Town will submit to the NCDMV the list of purchasers and their applications. The NCDMV will in turn issue directly to each purchaser their new Town of Topsail Beach Specialty License Plate within 180 days of legislative approval. If the Town's application is not approved, all fees paid (less the non-refundable admin fee) will be refunded.

We will keep you informed via email during the process as there can be delays since the approvals are contingent upon legislation and the NC General Assembly's schedule. And remember, we must have an initial order of 300 plates by 5:00 p.m. February 1, 2023 to be eligible to submit our application to the NCDMV.

The application will be available at the bottom of this page on September 1, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email Rochelle Jagst at [email protected].

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