Appreciate Alabama birds? There’s a license plate for you.
Member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority? Kappa Alpha Psi? Zeta Phi Beta? There’s a license plate for you.
Want to support U.S. troops or thank a lineman? Like yoga or just want to show you’re a friend of the coal mining industry? There are license plates for you.
The state offers a wide range of specialty license plates but as data from the Alabama Department of Revenue shows, some are more popular than others.
Here are the most popular specialty tags sold based on 2021 data showing the number of tags sold. We’ve excluded figures from tags that are only available to select groups, such members of the military, disabled veterans, firefighters or police. In general, specialty tags cost an additional $50.
1. God Bless America – 1,166,843 tags. Net proceeds go to Alabama Veterans Living Legacy fund.
2. University of Alabama – 121,882 tags. Net proceeds go towards general scholarship funds for Alabama residents.
3. Auburn University – 80,604 tags. Net proceeds go towards general scholarship funds for Alabama residents.
4. Helping Schools – 60,409 tags. This tag cost an additional $20. Net proceeds go to the school district of the owner to purchase classroom supplies and equipment for public schools.
5. Alabama Wildlife Federation – 26,685 tags. Funds used for wildlife and natural resource conservation activities.
6. Barber Motorsports – 23,584 tags. Proceeds go towards operation of Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
7. Alabama Bicentennial – 21,085 tags. Proceeds go towards the state of Alabama general fund.
8. Pink Breast Cancer plate – 19,263 tags. Proceeds distributed to the Joy to Life Foundation to be used to pay for mammograms and other breast screenings for medically underserved women.
9. Breast Cancer Research – 15,938 tags. Proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama to be donated to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center for breast cancer research and study.
10. Alabama State Nurses Foundation – 10,558 tags. Proceeds go to support nursing scholarships, workforce planning and development.
11. Troy University – 10,359 tags. Proceeds go to support scholarships for Alabama residents.
12. Environmental – 7,763 tags. Proceeds go to Legacy, Inc. to be used to enhance and provide environmental education to Alabama citizens.
13. Alabama Space Tag – 7,420 tags. Proceeds are distributed to the US Space and Rocket Center Education Foundation to be used for restoration and maintenance of the museum exhibits.
14. State Park Supporter – 6,654 tags. Proceeds goes to Department of Conservation to benefit the state park system.
15. Support Adoption/Choose Life – 6,654 tags. Proceeds go to the Alabama Pro-Life Coalition to be used to counsel and meet the needs of women in a crisis pregnancy.