Say goodbye to the familiar and current Teton series Wyoming license plates, they are being phased out  The Wyoming Department of Transportation unveiled the new plate design for 2017 that features the Lower Green River Lake and Squaretop Mountain for the state's 12 specialty plates, the prestige plates and the standard plates motorists receive at the county when registering their vehicles.

For security reasons plate designs are required to change every 8 years. While the Teton series goes away, remaining on our plates after more than 70 years, is the Steamboat silhouette.

The WYDOT website goes on to say The University of Wyoming plates will reverse colors:  from Gold letters on Brown background to Brown letters on Gold background.

WYDOT will contact all specialty plate customers three to six months prior to their plate's expiration, reminding them to reapply for the specialty plate.  Most specialty plate customers who reapply in 2017 will have the option to keep their existing plate combination.  (Guard plate numbers will be reassigned based on Rank and Date of Rank; some Veteran Plate numbers with a final alpha, will receive a 5 digit number.)