DENVER — Starting next year, Colorado drivers will have the option to buy a commemorative license plate honoring Mesa Verde National Park.
On May 29, Gov. Jared Polis signed HB 19-1255 -- paving the way for a Mesa Verde National Park commemorative license plate.
The Nonprofit Mesa Verde Foundation started a petition back in January to collect signatures in an effort to introduce the measure during the 2019 Colorado legislative session.
To be issued the plate, an applicant will need to pay two fees of $25 each, and make a donation to a nonprofit organization selected by the department of revenue.
The design of the license plate must conform to certain standards, and will have to be approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Mesa Verde is located in the far southwest corner of the state, closest to Cortez and Mancos, Colorado. It was established in 1906 to preserve and interpret the archaeological heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from 600 to 1300 CE.
Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison now remain the last two national parks in the state without their own DMV swag.
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