Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Show their State Pride with a 150th Birthday License Plate

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to show their state pride with a 150th birthday license plate. The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering the plate as an alternative standard issuance plate option to West Virginia passenger vehicle owners during 2013, the state's 150th birthday year. 

    "Whether you're traveling within West Virginia or through another state, the 150th birthday license plate will proudly showcase the pride we have in our state's heritage," Gov. Tomblin said. "I appreciate the DMV's commitment to our state's heritage and look forward to seeing more of these plates on our roads." 

    Customers may exchange their current license plate at any DMV regional office or by mail at the time of renewal. They can also exchange their plate at any other time for a pro-rated registration fee. For more information regarding obtaining the 150th birthday license plate, please call toll-free 1-800-642-9066. 

    For information on West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol or to find a celebration in your community, please visit:
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