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Land Acquisition  > Environmental License Plate > About the Plate Protect Indiana’s Land, Waters and Wildlife with the Environmental License Plate

Protector of Indiana's Environment

About the Environmental Plate
By simply choosing the blue Indiana Heritage Trust Environmental Plate, you are doing your part to preserve Indiana’s natural heritage. All of the funds received from plate renewals are used for projects that protect the land, waters, and wildlife of Indiana – which means all Hoosiers can enjoy these natural treasures for generations to come.

Through the Indiana Heritage Trust, sales of the Environmental Plate have already saved more than 56,000 acres of Indiana’s natural heritage, including:

This translates into more areas Hoosiers can go:

  • Camping
  • Biking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Bird-watching
  • Trail-riding
  • Boating
  • And more!

Be a part of the effort to keep Indiana such a wonderful place to call home. When you renew, choose blue.

What is the connection between the Environmental Plate and Indiana Heritage Trust?
The Indiana Heritage Trust was launched in 1992 with a mission to conserve Indiana’s natural resources and habitats. As the first specialty license plate in Indiana, the Environmental plate debuted in 1992 to help generate funding for the Indiana Heritage Trust. Since that time, funds from plate sales have helped protect numerous acres of Indiana’s land, waters and wildlife. LEARN MORE about the Indiana Heritage Trust.

How much does the Plate cost and how are the fees allocated?
The Environmental Plate costs $40, which includes a $15 Bureau of Motor Vehicles processing fee. The remaining $25 goes directly toward protection of Indiana’s land, waters and wildlife.

Can I donate funds without purchasing an Environmental Plate?
Absolutely! Private donations to the Indiana Heritage Trust are happily accepted at anytime. When you make a private donation, 100 percent of the funds go toward our preservation efforts. LEARN MORE about donations.

Ready to renew? Here’s how to get started:
Renewing is easy and we’ve made it simpler than ever with our step-by-step guide. Start by downloading our Guide to Renewing Your License Plate PDF or click here to view the instructions online.

Ready to renew without assistance? Simply click here to order or renew your Environmental
Plate
now.

Still have questions or a general media inquiry?
Contact us at: Enviroplate@dnr.in.gov