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Sample license plateAvailable 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 

Replacement Logos Ordering Instructions

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.

  • Fill out the REG 17:
  • Check the box for replacement.
  • Section 1
    • Mark the box for veterans organization.
    • Enter the code for the decal of your choice.
    • Check the box for duplicate decal.
    • Enter your plate number.
  • Section 3
    • Enter in your plate number.
  • Section 5
    • Fill out all the information.
  • Section 6
    • Fill out all the information.

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.

Service-Connected Disabled Veterans Plates and Registration Fee Waiver

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:

  • Completed and signed Miscellaneous Certifications (DMV Form REG256A).
  • A letter obtained by the Veteran specifically for the Disabled Veterans License Plate program (PCGL LTR 112) from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office that states the Veteran’s service-connected disabilities. The Veteran may obtain this letter by visiting a County Veterans Service Office or a CalVet District Office and request the letter to be mailed to them.
  • Medical certification, completed by a one of the medical professionals indicated.
  • Submit all required documentation to:

A local DMV field office, or by mail to DMV at: 

Department of Motor Vehicles

Special Processing Unit, MS D238

P.O. Box 932345

Sacramento, CA 94232-0001

Other special license plates for veterans

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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