Disabled American veteran license plate

Disabled American Veteran plates

Important information

  • Vehicle and vessel licensing offices can’t perform transactions on Saturday, December 10.
  • Vehicle and vessel online services won’t be available December 7-12 while we update our system.
  • On December 12, 2016, we’ll begin using a new vehicle and vessel computer system.
  • In the days following the launch of our new system, you may experience longer than usual wait times.

Learn more: DOL vehicle licensing system will be down on December 10 for system replacement (licensingexpress.wordpress.com).


  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 and you’ve served in any branch of the armed forces of the United States, Reserves, or National Guard and had:

  • An honorable discharge or a discharge for medical reasons with an honorable record.
  • and
  • A 100% service-connected disability rating from the Veterans Administration or the military service from which you were discharged.

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.


Contact us

Washington Healthcare Finder
Good To Go!
Access Washington – official state government website