Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Whale Tail plate?

The Whale Tail plate is an official specialty license plate issued by the DMV for California-registered vehicles. Proceeds from sales of the plate support conservation of a California natural treasure: the California coast. The plate shows a beautiful and original color design of a whale tail dramatically splashing the ocean. This picture replaces the plain white background on regular license plates. The plate was designed by California artists Elizabeth Tyndall and Bill Atkins. Their new design was released in 2011.

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