On July 24, 2015 “Sibling” was added to the list of eligible family members.
The Gold Star plate is available for family members of a US armed forces member who died while in service to his or her country, or as a result of his or her service.
You must be a WA vehicle owner and request a certified letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs as a:
*If you’re a widow or widower you don’t have to pay the yearly registration and tab fees for the Gold Star plates on one of your vehicles.
You have 2 options. If you want your Gold Star plates:
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost of your plates.
Make sure you’ve received your certified letter from Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mail your certified letter, Military License Plate Application and payment.
If you have an account, update it with your new plates:
You must renew your plates every year, even if you’re not using the vehicle. If you have personalized plates, see Renew your personalized plates every year.