Former Prisoner of War plates
A qualified prisoner of war may receive an exemption from license fees on 1 vehicle each year. Special plates are available with a permanent registration to recipients who:
- 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.
- Mail the completed application with the letter of eligibility to:
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9909
Olympia, WA 98507-8500
How to renew
You aren’t required to renew your Former Prisoner of War license plates.