Rejected personalized (aka "vanity) license plates in 2013 (Connecticut)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Motor Vehicles of Connecticut.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

A list of all personalized license plate number applications that were rejected for the year 2013.

If available I am also looking for:

-The reason for the rejection of the personalized plate.
-The vehicle make and model.
-The City and County where the applicants vehicle would be registered.

I am NOT looking for any personal identifiable information such as first and last name, street number, street name.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Motor Vehicles

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Howroyd, Anne

Please be advised that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles does not keep records of rejected vanity plate applications. If a plate is not available or is considered offensive, the application and check are returned to the requester.

This shall conclude our response to your Freedom of Information Act request of May 8, 2014.


Anne F. Howroyd
Division Manager
Legal Services Division
CT Department of Motor Vehicles