Former Prisoner of War license plate

Former Prisoner of War plates

Requirements

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

  1. Get a letter of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying your former prisoner of war status.
  2. 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.
  3. If you’re a surviving spouse of a former prisoner of war, provide copies of:
    • Your spouse’s death certificate.
    • Your marriage certificate.
  4. Mail the completed application and letter of eligibility to:
    Vehicle Licensing
    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.

Fees

There is no fee for Former Prisoner of War plates or tabs.

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