Aside from the obvious opportunity to make money, does anyone know why the state requires new vehicle license plates every 7 years? Of course, I can pony up an extra $20 to get new plates with my existing number... so the reason has be be something other than re-numbering. I wonder if one opts to pay the $20 and keep their number, do they then pay an additional $20 on every years renewal? I meant to call, but the offices are closed. The least they could do is offer a few background images (a trout, steelhead or salmon perhaps) for the cost.