Do you have to be a Massachusetts resident to purchase the plate? 

No, anyone with a car registered in the state of Massachusetts may purchase the Nantucket Island plate.

What is the easiest way to get a Nantucket Island specialty plate?

  1. ONLINE! Order your Nantucket Island specialty plate by clicking HERE. There are no shipping fees when ordering online.

  2. Visit the Nantucket RMV located at 16 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA, 2nd Floor // Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm (closed for lunch from 12 - 1pm). Please note that the Nantucket RMV only accepts cash or check.

  3. Visit any Massachusetts full service RMV.

Can I order a Nantucket Island specialty plate online?

YES! CLICK HERE to order. 

How much does a Nantucket Island specialty license plate cost?

Costs include a $40 special plate fee and a one-time swap fee of $20. The swap fee is payable by cash or check when you pick up your plate at your local RMV. The state retains all of the swap fee.

Is the special plate fee tax-deductible?

Yes, $28 is tax-deductible with your first-time order and the entire $40 specialty plate fee is deductible with each renewal.

Can I get this specialty plate on my commercial vehicle?

Not yet. There is legislation being proposed that would allow commercial vehicles to be able to have a specialty plate.

Can I put this new special plate on my leased vehicle?


Can I get this new special plate for my motorcycle?

Not yet. There is legislation being proposed that would allow motorcycles to be able to have a specialty plate.

Can I personalize this new specialty plate?

No. Like all Massachusetts specialty license plates, the Nantucket Island specialty plates begin with two letters (“NI” as pictured) and will be followed by up to four digits.

How can I get more information?

You can contact the state's Specialty Plate Department at: 1-857-368-8031.

You can also contact the Nantucket License Plate Committee via email at or by writing us at:

Nantucket License Plate Committee// 1 Rugged Road // Nantucket, MA 02554

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