Armed Forces plates
There are 6 types of armed forces license plates:
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
- Marine Corps
- National Guard
To qualify for armed forces plates, you must be:
- A Washington State resident.
- At least 1 of the following:
- A veteran
- An active duty military employee
- A reservist
- A member of the Washington National Guard
- The spouse of deceased veteran
- A family member of a qualifying veteran as described above
How to apply
- Complete a Military License Plate Application and provide any of the following to prove you’re eligible for armed forces plates:
- Discharge papers
- Military identification
- Declaration of Fact (found on the Military License Plate Application).
- Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out how much your plates will cost, including all licensing and service fees.
- Submit your completed application, supporting documents, and fees:
If you want to personalize your plates
You may get personalized plates with an armed forces background design for an additional $52. For details and how to apply, see Personalized plates with a special background design.
Remember to update your Good To Go! account
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:
How to renew
There are no special requirements for renewing armed forces license plates. You can:
To get original plates:
- Cars and trucks: $67.75
- Motorcycles: $49.75
- Trailers: $55.75
$30 special plate fee plus your tab renewal fees (Tab renewal fees vary by location and type of vehicle.)
- $28 of fees go to support the Veterans Stewardship Account at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Fees listed don’t include the cost of vehicle registration or tab renewal. Some offices may charge an additional service fee.