Plates on Demand has been designed to work with Windows Operating System 7 or higher, Internet Explorer 10 or newer, Firefox 4.0 or newer, Safari 4.0 or newer, or Google Chrome 28.0 or newer.
Through the Plates On Demand program, automotive dealers can access and print interim license plates online at their dealerships as they are needed. The interim plates that are available through Plates On Demand are:
Motor Vehicle Interim Plates (this includes watercraft trailers)
Motorcycle Interim Plates: An additional benefit of the Plates On Demand program is enhanced security. The Plates On Demand program provides more details about the vehicle directly on the plate, including the vehicle’s make, model and VIN number. The additional information on the plate allows law enforcement to quickly determine if the plate is being misused or stolen.
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The limit reflected on the Plates on Demand System is not automatically refilled. In most cases an audit is necessary to increase your plate limit. Please keep this in mind and make a request to increase your limit as soon as you become aware that you may need more. In the new system, interim plate limits will be reset on your license expiration date, rather than at the first of each year. Please keep this in mind as you near your expiration date.
To request an increase in interim plate limit, you must complete State Form 56140, available at: http://www.in.gov/sos/dealer/2383.htm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my dealership does not have Internet access?
The program requires dealerships to have access to the Internet. Please seek out Internet access if you do not have access on site.
What is the cost for vehicle interims plates under Plates On Demand?
The cost per plate is $3. Dealers may pay for interim plates with a credit card or a guaranteed e-check Dealers need to keep in mind that the online payment vendor (Valued Payment Systems) charges a vendor fee for payment transactions. This fee is charged by VPS and goes directly to the vendor.
VPS accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. The vendor fee is 2.25 % (minimum fee of $1) for credit and debit card payments per transaction. VPS also accepts guaranteed e-checks up to $2,500. The vendor fee for a guaranteed e-check is 1.25% (minimum of $1.50) per transaction.
Will each dealer have a username and password for the Plates On Demand system?
Yes. The primary owner listed on the dealer license will establish the initial online account by entering their dealer license number and assigned PIN (mailed to you). Once the relationship to the dealer’s online account is established, the primary owner becomes the “Master User” and may assign user roles to other employees. Employee users must first link to the dealer account, and then the Master User (and later any user assigned the Administrator role) may assign a user role.
Instructions for establishing your online dealer account and assigning user roles can be found at: http://www.in.gov/sos/dealer/4461.htm.
How should I print the interim plates for my customers?
Interim license plate should be printed on white paper with black ink to provide uniformity among all interim plates. State and local law enforcement are aware of the proper appearance of interim plates. Users should select “Actual Size” in Print Options when printing to ensure the plate prints correctly.
How should a customer display the vehicle interims plate on their car?
Interim plates must be displayed in the same manner as a metal license plate or may be affixed to a window on the left side of the motor vehicle facing the rear of the motor vehicle in a way that is clearly visible and unobstructed.