Specialty License Plate

Specialty license plates for the Appalachian Trail are a way to support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) in its work to sustain the Trail into the future. With the purchase of a specialty A.T. plate in your state, a portion of the cost of the plate is returned to the ATC for its work to manage and maintain the A.T. While this program is not available in all states, an A.T. license plate on your vehicle is a great way to show your appreciation for the Trail each and every day.

Virginia A.T. License Plate

Virginia Appalachian Trail Conservancy License PlateNow Available at Virginia DMV. Personalization of the license plate is available. Six (6) characters available on plate. Plate Fee (in addition to registration fee) is $25 annually, and a personalized plate is an additional $10 annually. A disabled symbol is also available with this plate.

As a revenue sharing plate $15 of the $25 fee is transferred to Appalachian Trail Conservancy after the sale of the first 1,000 plates.

Registration is easy! Sign up by visiting: Virginia's DMV Web site.
For more information about tax deductions, please contact a tax specialist or the IRS.

Tennessee A.T. License Plate

TN Appalachian Trail Conservancy License Plate

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will receive $15.62 annually for each A.T. plate purchased or renewed. So far Tennessee license plate holders have raised over $110,000 for ATC.

Apply for Your A.T. Plate
Plates are now available at your Tennessee County Clerk offices. A standard, numerical A.T. license plate costs $35.  A personalized one will cost $70.  Both these are in addition to the regular vehicle registration fee.

Tennessee A.T. License Plate Grant Programs
Each year the ATC awards grants to organizations and individuals to help fulfill the ATC’s mission within the state of Tennessee and along its common border with North Carolina.  For the 2014 grant cycle, $10,000 is available for a broad range of A.T.-related projects. Completed requests are due by Jan. 31, 2014. Individual grant requests may not exceed $5,000. Click for a historical summary of the grants and how they have benefited the A.T. For guidelines or to apply CLICK HERE.

     

North Carolina A.T. License Plate

North Carolina Appalachian Trail Conservancy License Plate

The ATC receives $20 for each North Carolina specialty A.T. plate purchased and renewed.  The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has raised over $820,000 thanks to NC A.T. license plate holders.

The first of the A.T. specialty plates, the plate in NC, was made possible by the years of work contributed by New Bern, N.C. attorney and the ATC member Clark Wright who initiated this vision and worked tirelessly to bring it to fruition.  His work was made possible through the help of hiker and State Senator Joe Sam Queen of Waynesville, N.C. who sponsored the legislation which created the tag, and the invaluable information and assistance provided by Kay Hatcher of the Department of Motor Vehicles Specialty Tag Office in Raleigh, N.C.

Apply for Your A.T. Plate
Cost:
 It costs $30 for a regular Appalachian Trail plate and $60 for a personalized version; these fees are in addition to the regular North Carolina motor vehicle registration fee.  The ATC receives $20 for each plate that is purchased and renewed, and the other $10 is spent by the state through the Special Registration Plate Account which funds visitor centers and wildflower highway beautification projects. 

Free Membership: As a thank you for purchasing your tag, we are pleased to give you a free one-time annual membership which includes an ATC decal, patch and membership card, A.T. Journeys (a bimonthly magazine of the ATC) and discounts at the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store.  Information on redeeming your membership will arrive in the mail with your license plate.

If you are not currently a member of the ATC, we'll set you up as a new member to our organization. If you are a current member of the ATC, you can take your free membership in the form of a gift membership for a friend or family member. 

Registration is easy! Sign up by visiting: North Carolina DMV website and searching for “Friends of the Appalachian Trail” (ATC).

For more information about tax deductions, please contact a tax specialist or the IRS.

North Carolina A.T. License Plate Grant Programs
Each year ATC awards grants to organizations and individuals to help fulfill ATC’s mission within the state of North Carolina and along its common border with Tennessee. To date, $204,321 in grants has been awarded. CLICK HERE for a historical summary of the grants and how they have benefited the A.T. 

For the 2014 grant cycle, $35,000 is available for a broad range of A.T.-related projects. Completed requests are due by Jan. 10, 2014. Individual grant requests may not exceed $5,000. For guidelines or to apply CLICK HERE.

Georgia A.T. License Plate

The state of Georgia has now authorized revenue sharing from the sale of A.T. specialty tags. Special thanks go to Scott Barnes, Frank Wright and Dayton Miller for their diligence in seeing this legislation through. We expect to begin receiving our $10 share from each tag sometime in late 2013, and to have money available to begin a grant program at some point in 2014.

The revenues received by the ATC will be used for A.T. projects in Georgia. These projects will include: trail and facilities maintenance, scenic easements and view preservation, environmental monitoring, increased public information, and education and outreach to Georgia residents.

Registration is easy! 
Sign up by visiting: Georgia's DMV website. Fees are $25 one-time manufacturing fee, $20 annual registration fee, and $35 annual special tag fee, plus ad valorem tax.

For more information about tax deductions, please contact a tax specialist or the IRS.

Georgia A.T. License Plate Grant Program
Starting in 2014, the ATC will award grants to organizations and individuals to help fulfill the ATC’s mission within the state of Georgia. 

For the 2014 grant cycle, up to $10,000 is available for a broad range of A.T.-related projects. Completed requests are due by Sep. 1, 2014. Individual grant requests may not exceed $5,000. For guidelines or to apply, download the following forms: A.T. License Plate Grant Instructions and Guidelines, A.T. License Plate Grant Application, A.T. License Plate Grant Club Endorsement, A.T. License Plate Grant Federal Agency Endorsement.