Give Your Car a Cause

Did you know Chesapeake Bay plates help restore the Chesapeake Bay and other natural resources of our region? Simply by purchasing a Chesapeake plate for only $20, car owners can show their support for the environment. And with the Plate Perks Program, you can make your $20 investment back quickly!

For only $20, you can purchase Treasure the Chesapeake license plates online and they will be mailed directly to your home. Your contribution is distributed through the non-profit Chesapeake Bay Trust in the form of grants to schools, community groups, and other not-for-profits for K-12 environmental education, restoration and protection of our waterways.

Our impact extends beyond feet of shoreline restored or number of trees planted: it is also measured in lives touched as people gain a new appreciation for the Bay and the land and water within its watershed.

Learn how to get a Bay plate

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There are two different ways to get your Chesapeake plate today:

You can order online here, or you can send the form in by mail (by downloading the PDF here) with a check or money order made payable to the MVA. Checks must include name and address, driver’s license number (soundex number), and home and/or work phone number.