The Power of the Plate

Virginia’s Specialty License Plate

Support FRIENDS with our iconic Virginia license plate!

Join the 10,000+ Virginia motorists who have purchased our specialty license plate and help us build better community throughout Virginia’s Blue Ridge.  

For nearly a decade, FRIENDS and our chapters have benefitted from the funds raised by our Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles plate. Just over the last 12 months, plate revenue has helped provide:

  • A free summer concert series at Explore Park in Roanoke, featuring a host of popular and up-and-coming Appalachian musicians.
  • Pollinator and community gardens in the New River Valley and Hillsville.
  • Event and Programming Sponsorship with Roanoke County.
  • Funding to create community playgrounds in Waynesboro, Explore Park, Hillsville, Bedford and Natural Bridge.
  • Historic restoration at Sidna Allen House in Hillsville and Roberson Mill in Floyd.
  • Bike Racks in the Roanoke Valley and coming soon to Clifton Forge and Covington.
  • Sponsorships for community events like the Smoke on the Mountain BBQ festival in Galax and Ferrum Folklife Festival.
  • Trail Maintenance at Devil’s Den Nature Preserve and Falls Ridge Nature Preserve.
  • Free Music Lessons for Handmade Music School children in Floyd.
  • And College Scholarships totaling more than $25,000.

Join our legion of 10,000+ friends in Virginia who have a FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge plate today!

Plate Details

This striking specialty license plate is part of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revenue-sharing program. $15 of the $25 plate fee (this is in addition to the registration fee) is transferred to FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge to support its operation and programs in Virginia. This portion of your fee may be tax-deductible, so save your paperwork and speak to your tax consultant. To apply for a plate, please visit the Virginia DMV website.