Any Wyoming motorist that wants a custom designed license plate will have to wait for some time.
WYDOT says due to a nationwide shortage of aluminum, orders for all prestige and novelty plates have temporarily suspended.
If an order for a prestige or novelty plate was ordered before May 11th, people are asked to call WYDOT to check on the status of their application.
Standard license plates are still available through local county treasurer’s offices.
A WYDOT spokes-person says the department is hopeful to reopen applications for plates sometime in the summer.
Part of the reason for the aluminum shortage is because during the covid pandemic, a number of drinking establishments were closed nation-wide and as a result, the demand for aluminum canned beverages, both alcohol and non-alcohol, increased and major distributors and manufacturers of aluminum cans were not able to keep up with the demand.