“Keeping the Lights On” License Plate Now Available
A new specialty license plate honoring the efforts of North Carolina’s utility lineworkers to “Keep the Lights On” is now available to the state’s drivers. The cost of the new plate is $30, with $20 from each plate benefiting the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Heath Care. A personalized version of the plate can be obtained for $60.
To apply for the new plate, complete the License Plate Application and submit it to the address listed on the top of the application, along with your payment. If you are within 90 days of updating your vehicle registration, the plate will be sent once your new registration is processed.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have supported the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center since 1972 when the cooperatives’ Board of Directors pledged $40,000 to help create the center. Over the years, the electric cooperatives, in partnership with more than 80 organizations and individuals, have donated nearly $2 million to the center, helping it become one of the leading comprehensive burn centers in the world.
The new license plate is available to all motor vehicles registered in North Carolina, except for vehicles for-hire, commercial plates over 26,000 lbs., farm tags, taxis, state-owned vehicles or vehicles with orange and black plates.