top of page


Purchase a Plate & Drive Support for At-Risk Children

Ohio drivers can show you care for at-risk children with the new Ohio “Kids First” specialty license plate, which is now available for purchase through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and

Sales of the plate benefit Ohio Children’s Alliance, with $25 of each $35 license plate fee helping to advance the association’s mission.
Ohio Children’s Alliance is the oldest statewide child advocacy organization in Ohio, comprised of over 90 community agencies that serve at-risk youth, young adults, and families by providing the support they need to succeed.

How to Get Your Plate

Go to, visit any Ohio Deputy Registrar location, or call the Ohio BMV at 1-800-589-TAGS.

Online Instructions:

  1. Go to

  2. If you want to swap out your current plates with Kids First plates, click “Ohio Plates” and follow prompts (most typical option).

  3. If you want to purchase new Kids First plates, click “Special Plates Availability Check” and follow prompts.

  4. Select vehicle type.

  5. Select “CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE” from the drop box.

  6. You will receive a confirmation notice via email from once you complete your transaction.

  • Do I have to wait until my renewal period to get the Kids First plate for my vehicle?
    You can exchange your current license plate for a Kids First specialty license plate by choosing the “Exchange Your Plates” option on Or exchange your plates in person at the Deputy Registrar.
  • Can I personalize my Kids First license plate?
    Yes, you can personalize your Kids First plate. The fees for personalization of all plates, including the Kids First plate, are retained by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and will not benefit Ohio Children’s Alliance.
  • What if I have a leased vehicle?
    You can purchase a Kids First license plate for your leased vehicle. To do so, obtain a power of attorney form from the leasing company to submit with your renewal registration form.
  • What happens when I renew my plates next year?
    Plate renewals will provide continued support to Ohio’s children. A portion of your annual or bi-annual renewal fees will also benefit Ohio Children’s Alliance.
bottom of page