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Reno Rodeo License Plates

This special vehicle license plate will provide funds in support of the Nevada High School Rodeo Association and the Reno Rodeo Foundation, the charitable arm of the Reno Rodeo Association. The DMV registration fees from the sale of the plate support the programs and charitable activities of the Reno Rodeo Foundation and the Nevada High School Rodeo Association. The fee for this plate is $61, ($36 for the license plate fee and $25 to be divided equally between the Reno Rodeo Foundation and the Nevada High School Rodeo Association). The renewal fee is $30, ($10 for the license plate renewal and $20 for the support of the specified association). Personalized Rodeo license plates may be issued for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The Department of Motor Vehicles has the right to refuse any request for a personalized license plate that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency, or which would be misleading, or in conflict with any license plate series now issued. Combinations of letters and spaces may not exceed five positions.. The first-time fee for a Personalized Rodeo plate is $95.00* plus a $1.00 Prison Industry Fee. The total of $96.00 is in addition to all other registration fees and Governmental Services Taxes. The fee to duplicate a currently registered personalized plate is the same. The Renewal fee for a Personalized Rodeo license plate is $50.00** in addition to all other registration fees and Governmental Services Taxes.

"Nevada is truly the rodeo state and what a great way to recognize that," said Dr. Greg "Lightning" Williams, a member of the Reno Rodeo Association Executive Committee who came up with the idea for the special plates. "The great thing is where the money is going." Nevada is home to many of the top events in professional, collegiate and high school rodeo. They include the PRCA National Finals Rodeo and USST Cup Winter Tour Finale at the MGM Grand held in Las Vegas, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Championships in Las Vegas, the Reno Rodeo (the third largest regular season rodeo out of more than 700 in the country), National Senior Pro Rodeo Finals in Reno, Clark County Fair & Rodeo in Logandale, Laughlin Rodeo Days in Laughlin, Harvest Festival Fair and Rodeo in Pahrump, High School Rodeo in Elko, Silver State International Rodeo in Fallon just to name a few. The PRCA ranks rodeos by total dollar payouts to the contestants and so far, Nevada pays out more winnings to Professional Cowboys than any other state.