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You can purchase an Indiana Black Expo, Inc. (IBE) license plate at your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) license branch.  All it takes is a $25 tax-deductible contribution to IBE, plus your regular registration fees.   

Your contribution supports our year-round youth and family programs. These programs feed the hungry, help students go to college, and support health initiatives throughout Indiana. Purchasing an Indiana Black Expo license plate is a great way to give back to your community. It's easy and simple; you can even order your license plate conveniently online at

What are you waiting for?  Get an IBE license plate for your car, pickup truck (gross weight under 11,000 pounds), recreational vehicle, sport utility vehicle, or motorcycle today!


If you would like to purchase low digit number license plates 1 - 100, call the IBE Finance Department at (317) 925-2702 to check availability.

  • All low digit plates can be purchased directly from the BMV, there is no reservation fee.
  • There is a one-time pull fee of $30 for first-time purchasers.
  • The BMV will process your registration, collect the fees, and issue a temporary plate.
  • Your new registration and IBE license plate will be mailed to you within 25 - 30 days.

NOTE: Your 2012 license plate will remain the same through 2015.


The IBE personalized license plate allows you to show your individuality while traveling the Hoosier highways. The cost for reserving a personalized license plate is $48 annually, payable at the license branch, in addition to the normal registration fees. Applying for your IBE personalized plate is easy to do! You can apply at your local license branch by completing the proper application. After your initial IBE personalized plate purchase, you must reserve your plate yearly by mail. IBE personalized plates are available for:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational Vehicles

Indiana Statue IC-18-2-47 states all personalized plates are no longer on a continuous 5-year cycle and must be reserved annually. In order to keep your personalized plate, you must re-reserve it yearly by mail or by visiting your local license branch. Reservations must be made by October 31 of the year before the plate is to be issued. If you currently have a personalized license plate and do not reserve your plate for the upcoming year by the October 31 deadline, your plate will become available to the public. Unreserved personalized plates secured by new users will not be available until the following calendar year.

For any questions, please contact the Indiana Black Expo office at (317) 925-2702.


Indiana Black Expo, Inc. (IBE) has been a pillar of the African-American community for decades as a year-round, multifaceted community service organization with 12 chapters around the state of Indiana. IBE is known for its two major fund-raisers, Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit is governed by a board of directors comprised of individuals and community leaders from around the state of Indiana and employs a full time staff.



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