WV License Plates to go Digital
Changes are coming to your license plate. West Virginia is switching to flat license plates that are digitally printed rather than embossed. Division of Motor Vehicles officials said the new plates are cheaper to produce and should be more legible than the current plate. The digitally printed plates are also more environmentally friendly because they don't have to be painted.
Retired DMV commissioner Joe Miller told the Charleston Daily Mail that the move is expected to save the state at least $600,000 a year. And you'll just be relying on the decal for the expiration month instead of the current number or first letter system. The color of the decal will correspond with the year the plates expire.