Former Prisoner of War plates
If you’re a former prisoner of war, you may be exempt from license fees on 1 vehicle each year if you:
- Have received an honorable discharge or a discharge for physical reasons with an honorable record.
- Have been captured or incarcerated for more than 29 days by an enemy of the United States during a period of war with the United States.
- Are the surviving spouse of a deceased former prisoner of war. A surviving spouse of a former prisoner of war may be issued a regular or special license plate even if the deceased had not been issued a plate.
How to apply
- Get a letter of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying your former prisoner of war status.
- Complete a Military License Plate Application.
- Check the box for Former Prisoner of War plates or Former Prisoner of War tabs.
- Be sure to sign and date the form.
- If you’re a surviving spouse of a former prisoner of war, provide copies of:
- Your spouse’s death certificate.
- Your marriage certificate.
- Mail the completed application and letter of eligibility to:
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9909
Olympia, WA 98507-8500
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
You aren’t required to renew your Former Prisoner of War license plates or tabs.
There is no fee for Former Prisoner of War plates or tabs.