The Price of Vanity in Maine

Mainer’s love their vanity license plates — so much that we’re ranked sixth in the nation for the percentage of personalized license plates (AAMVA). In fact, we love them to the tune of $2.75 million raised from the $25 fee for each vehicle sporting a vanity plate.

But just how valuable is your plate to you? Is it worth $50 per year? Would you pay $100 to keep it?

In an editorial by the Bangor Daily News (The Price of Vanity Plates,1/5/2011), it is suggested that raising the vanity plate fee may be a viable source of additional income for the State. The so-called “low-number” plates are another opportunity for increased revenue as the State only charges a one-time fee of $15, up from $5 a few years ago according to the article

What do you think? Would you pay more for your vanity license plate? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. V Kramarski says:

    Both of our vehicles have vanity plates.