- Every Tennessee Buckeye can buy the plate. You do not have to be
an Ohio State Alum. We estimate that two-thirds of our club supporters,
financial and otherwise, are not grads but have some other strong affiliation
with Ohio and the Ohio State University. We count them all as Buckeyes
and want them to also take a lead in signing up additional Buckeyes.
- The plate adds $35
per year to your annual registration fee, and $15.38 of that goes directly to Ohio State
as scholarship money that is available
to all Tennessee high school graduates. .
- If you get more than one tag they will be sequentially numbered
- ...and you can register any tag on any vehicle - but it has to
- Ohio State Championship plates are not available for motorcycles
- Yes, you can give
the Ohio State Championship license
plate as a gift. When
you Sign-Up for the plates, just indicate that some of the Ohio State plates
you are ordering will be gifts. Later, when you pay, we will know to contact you for
your gifting details.
- No, you don't have to wait for your
current tag to expire to order or to pick-up your new Ohio State license plate. Sign-Up today.
- For those with Handicapped
Driver plates - when you pick up your Ohio State Championship plate,
ask for the free Handicapped Driver sticker so that your Ohio State
plate works just the same as a Handicapped Driver plate
- In future years, you can renew your Ohio State Champion plate by mail
or online just like you do now
You cannot order or pay for a personalized
plate (SHOE, OSU45,OHST8, etc)
during the first 1,000 plates campaign. Once the Ohio State Championship
plate is in production, you can then order a personalized
plate directly from Tennessee Titles and Registration.
If you don't use email,
or if you don't make payments on the web, ask a Buckeye friend to
register you and to make the payment for you when that time comes. That will save us
many volunteer hours.
The time-stamp on your actual payment will establish
your place in line for your license plate number(s).
The sooner you pay, the lower your plate number. If you pay for two
or more plates, they will be sequentially numbered.
In most Tennessee counties, your annual vehicle registration renewal is roughly $50 or a bit
more. The Ohio State Championship plate will add $35 per year
Timeline and FYI's
Our window to get the plate into production ends July 1, 2019 although
other recent license plate campaigns have had to ask for a one year extension(s).
After we submit the list, the check and the plate design, Tennessee
Titles and Registration estimates that it will require four to six
months to produce the plate, to do live field tests, to process the
payments to your individual accounts, and to mail your plate(s) out to your County
Once the Ohio State plate is in production
1) If you are in the list of 1,000 pre-paid plates - you will receive a postal letter directly from Tennessee
Titles and Registration that lists
your new plate number with instructions to pick it up at your
. Take the
letter with you and T&R
will have your assigned license plate there waiting for you to bring in your
old plate for exchange.
2) Even if you were not
part of the first 1,000, you can still take your current plate to your county
office and exchange it for the Ohio State Championship license plate
(you will get next sequential number at
). They will only stock a few extra Ohio State plates
for walk-ins, so you might want to call before you go.
3) This is also the time when
you can order a personalized plate (SHOE, OSU45,OHST8, URBAN, etc) directly from
Titles and Registration.
Pick Up Your License Plate
You will need a current Certificate of
Compliance if your county
requires Vehicle Emissions Testing. Your previous certificate is valid
for 90 days.
You do not have to wait until
your current tag expires to order
or to pick-up your new Ohio State
Championship license plate. Even if you renewed your plate yesterday, you need
today and pay
the moment we reach 1,000 Pledges.
Then when the time comes, take your current, recently renewed plate to your
for exchange. You will pay your regular one-year registration
fee and get full credit for all unused months on your current
tag. The $35 specialty fee will have already been paid during
this Campaign, of course. Your new Ohio State plate is then good for
a full year. It's that simple.
FYI - Some counties also charge an extra $1 Specialty Plate
fee when you pick up your plate.
The license plate is a joint project of the Ohio
State Alumni Association and the Middle Tennessee Ohio State Club
The plate design is
NOT yet approved by Tennessee Titles and Registrations nor by The Ohio State
The www.capp.org web address will not appear on the production