Available to all California motorists, these "Honoring Veterans" specialized California license plates may be ordered with the armed force or veterans’ service organization logo/emblem of your choice. Over 100 insignias are available, and your logo will be prominently displayed to the left of a six number/letter combination. Sequential plates have an initial cost of $50, and have a $40 yearly renewal fee (this may be a tax-deductible contribution and is in addition to normal DMV license fees). You may also personalize your veterans license plate (your choice of up to 6 characters) for an initial cost of $78 and a yearly renewal fee of $40. All proceeds from the sale of veterans’ plates are used to expand veteran services statewide. Information on how to obtain Honoring Veterans plates may be obtained from your local County Veterans Service Office, DMV office or by calling CalVet at (916) 653-2573. You may use this Honoring Veterans License Plate Application to request by mail, or visit the DMV Specialized License Plate webpage for online ordering information or to download an application. The available logos and emblems are on display at:
License Plate Logos for Motorcycles
License Plate Logos for Cars and Trucks
If you need a replacement decal for your license plate you must submit a DMV Form REG 17 and the decal replacement fee of $10.
Submit the form and payment to:
P.O. Box 932345
Sacramento, CA 94232
Please contact the DMV for any further questions at 1-800-777-0133.
In order to qualify for exempt registration benefits for one vehicle and disabled Veteran License plates, a Veteran must present all of the following to the DMV:
A local DMV field office, or by mail to DMV at:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Special Processing Unit, MS D238
Sacramento, CA 94232-0001
The State of California also offers special license plates to honor the service of the following categories of veterans:
For more information about these and other veteran and military personnel plates, please see the DMV website.
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