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IH8CT! Connecticut DMV rejected applications for 80 vanity license plates last year

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IH8CT! Connecticut DMV rejected applications for 80 vanity license plates last year including MOMMYAF FARTYY and YOUSUCK

  • Total of 962 vanity plate applications made in Connecticut last year, data shows
  • Around 80 were rejected, with 36 of the failed applications containing profanity
  • Other rejections referenced ISIS and the mafia or used zero in place of letter ‘O’ 










The DMV was kept busy in Connecticut last year after dozens of drivers applied for profanity-laden vanity license plates – all of which were rejected. 

Newly released figures reveal around 80 personalized plates were deemed too offensive by the state of Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from October 2020 through September 2021 – with 36 of them containing foul language. 

Among the most common offenders were variations of the term ‘f**k you’, while one rejected plate said: ‘MOMMYAF’ – which could be translated to mean ‘Mommy as f**k’. 

Other requests were more juvenile, but still had to be turned down, including ‘FARTYY’ and ‘YOUSUCK’.  

A proposed plate reading ‘IH8CT’ – meaning ‘I hate Connecticut’ – was also rejected by the DMV. 

Other rejected entries referenced ISIS and the mafia, while some attempted to use a zero as the letter ‘O’ – which is forbidden under state law. 

Newly released figures reveal around 80 personalized plates were deemed too offensive by the state of Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles (pictured) from October 2020 through September 2021 – with 36 of them containing foul language

Among the most common offenders were variations of the term 'f**k you', while one rejected plate said: 'MOMMYAF' - which could be translated to mean 'Mommy as f**k' (mock-up image)

Among the most common offenders were variations of the term ‘f**k you’, while one rejected plate said: ‘MOMMYAF’ – which could be translated to mean ‘Mommy as f**k’ (mock-up image)

Other requests were more juvenile, but still had to be turned down, including 'FARTYY' and 'YOUSUCK' (mock-up image)

Other requests were more juvenile, but still had to be turned down, including ‘FARTYY’ and ‘YOUSUCK’ (mock-up image)

However the majority of the 962 vanity plate applications made to the Connecticut DMV were accepted.

It means the personalized plates brought in more than $50,000 to the state’s coffers last year, reported Connecticut Insider. 

It comes after several Covid-related vanity plates were issued in 2020, amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. 

An application for a plate which simply read ‘COVID19’ was submitted on March 14, a week after the first confirmed case of the disease in the state.

 Two days later someone applied for ‘COV1D19’, before an application was sent in for ‘NOCOVID’ on March 16.

All were approved by the state, according to the Connecticut Post.   

Plates can also be issued with special backgrounds, which the DMV sells on behalf of nonprofit organizations, with a portion of the sales going to the charities.   

A proposed plate reading 'IH8CT' - meaning 'I hate Connecticut' - was also rejected by the DMV (mock-up image)

A proposed plate reading ‘IH8CT’ – meaning ‘I hate Connecticut’ – was also rejected by the DMV (mock-up image)

Personalized plates brought in more than $50,000 to the state's coffers last year, reported Connecticut Insider (mock-up image)

Personalized plates brought in more than $50,000 to the state’s coffers last year, reported Connecticut Insider (mock-up image)

To be part of the scheme, nonprofits must provide several pieces of documentation, including a charter or bylaws, a letter of good standing from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office and ‘any Internal Revenue Service ruling on their nonprofit tax exemption status,’ according to the state’s website.

Last year, at least 1,878 people renewed licence plates which support animal population control – making it the most popular cause. 

The funds raised help offer vaccinations and sterilization to pets which have been adopted by residents in the state from a municipal pound via the Department of Agriculture.  

Commemorative, wildlife and United We Stand plates also proved popular, the figures showed.   

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