Disabled American veteran license plate

Disabled American Veteran plates


  1. What you need to do to qualify.
  2. Find out the cost for plates
  3. Submit your letter and application.
  4. Update your Good-to-Go! account, if you have one.
  5. Renewing your plates

1. What you need to do to qualify

If you're a WA state vehicle owner who served in any branch of the US armed forces, Reserves, or National Guard and:

  • had an honorable discharge or a medical honorable discharge,
  • have been rated by the Veterans Administration or military service, and
  • you're receiving service-related compensation at 100% for more than 1 year.

Note: This plate doesn't give you disabled parking privileges, see Disabled parking.

2. Find out the cost for plates

There's no cost to get these plates or tabs.

3. Submit your letter and application

Get a letter of eligibility from Department of Veterans Affairs verifying a 100% service-connected disability.

Mail the letter of eligibility and Military License Plate Application.

  • Check the box for Disabled American Veteran plates or Disabled American Veteran tabs.
  • Be sure to sign and date the form.

If you'd like to have a special background for your plates, additional fees will apply, contact a vehicle licensing office.

4. Update your Good To Go! account

If you have an account, update it with your new plates:

5. Renewing your plates

You're not required to renew your Disabled American Veteran license plates or tabs. You're also exempt from paying license fees on 1 vehicle per year. These plates are good for the life of the veteran. You are, however, not exempt from emissions testing if it is required for your vehicle.


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