Motor Vehicle License Systems (MVLS), develops, designs, and manufactures custom, commemorative, souvenir and legal license plates.

Since its founding MVLS has designed and produced license plates and validation stickers for a wide variety of institutions, individuals and Government agencies. Our clients have included: the State of Mississippi, the State of California, the State of Oregon, the Statue of Liberty Centennial, the Province of Alberta, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Canadian Olympic Association, the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee and more recently the Northwest Territories, the Governments of St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia.

MVLS designs and develops programs for standardized 6″ X 12″ license plates used in the United States, Canada and Mexico. We work closely with government agencies to ensure that license plates comply strictly with existing law. We encourage the input of law enforcement officials to provide a workable tool for vehicle identification and public safety.

All license plates made by MVLS, for government use (legal plates), are produced in the United States, as are our souvenir and novelty plates.

Since 1986, MVLS has been a member of the Olympic Family. Initially as a licensee with the Canadian Olympic Association and more recently as a sponsor of the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee. MVLS has produced more Olympic license plates than any other company in the world.

You can download an overview of MVLS’s work in the Caribbean here.

Our History


MVLS is established in California, USA. One of the first projects was a legal licence plate for the state of Mississippi to celebrate the 1976 US Bicentennial.


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MVLS begins a relationship with the United States Virgin Islands to produce legal general issue plates. We continue to provide license plates and validation decals to the USVI to this day.


MVLS creates a license plate to commemorate the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Through it’s Olympic supplier participation MVLS produces a legal license plate for the VIOC as a method to create awareness and funding opportunities for USVI athletes and their Olympic dreams. Beginning with the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, we have produced license plates for the VIOC for every Winter and Summer Olympic Games since.


MVLS becomes a supplier for legal issue license plates for the British Virgin Islands and furthers to distinguish itself as the definitive source for license plates and ancillary decals for the Caribbean Islands.


MVLS begins to design and manufacture license plates for American Samoa and begins a journey to become the supplier of choice for the Pacific Islands.