OH Ohio Vanity Plates

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The downshifting in the economy has been accompanied by a decline in sales of Ohio vanity license plates.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles records show applications for new plates bearing a personal message or the logo of a sports team, college or charity dropped by 277 last year, to a total of about 42,500. It was the first time in three years that the number went down.

Vanity comes at a cost. The individualized plates bring fees of up to $70 per year, if a motorist combines a logo with a special message.

Department of Public Safety Lindsay Komlanc says Ohio doesn't track the reasons for ups and downs in sales of vanity plates. They still brought in nearly $20 million for the state in 2008, even with the dip in demand.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights Reserved.)

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