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Disabled American veteran license plate

Disabled American Veteran plates


  1. What you need to do to qualify.
  2. Find out the cost for plates
  3. Submit your letter and application.
  4. Update your Good-to-Go! account, if needed.
  5. Renewing your plates.

1. What you need to do to qualify

If you're a WA state vehicle owner who served in any branch of the US armed forces, Reserves, or National Guard and:

  • had an honorable discharge or a medical honorable discharge,
  • have been rated by the Veterans Administration or military service, and
  • are receiving 100% service-connected compensation expected to last for more than 1 year.

Note: This plate doesn't give you disabled parking privileges, see Disabled parking.

2. Find out the cost for plates

There's no cost to get these plates or tabs.

3. Submit your letter and application

Get a letter of eligibility from Department of Veterans Affairs verifying a 100% service-connected disability.

Mail the letter of eligibility and Military License Plate Application.

  • Check the box for Disabled American Veteran plates or Disabled American Veteran tabs.
  • Be sure to sign and date the form.

If you'd like to have a special background for your plates, additional fees will apply, contact a vehicle licensing office.

4. Update your Good To Go! account, if needed

If you have a Good To Go! electronic tolling pass, be sure to update the contact information on your account with the Department of Transportation:

5. Renewing your plates

You're not required to renew your Disabled American Veteran license plates or tabs. You're also exempt from paying license fees on 1 vehicle per year. These plates are good for the life of the veteran.


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