To qualify for Gold Star license plates, you must be certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs as being 1 of the following to a United States armed forces member who died while in the service, or as a result of their service:
You may get personalized plates with a Gold Star background design for an additional $52. For details and how to apply, see Personalized plates with a special background design.
If you have a Good To Go! electronic tolling pass, be sure to update the license plate number and contact information on your account if you get a new special plate. You can update your account with the Department of Transportation:
There are no special requirements for renewing Gold Star Parent license plates. You can:
There is no additional fee for a Gold Star Parent background design, but you must still pay all required vehicle registration and tab renewal fees. (Registration and tab renewal fees vary by location and type of vehicle.)