Military License Plates

All plates on this page require a completed Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status which must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs and can be used on vehicles registered at the pleasure car rate and trucks registered for less than 26,001 lbs. (excluding vehicles registered under IRP). Some license plates require a one-time fee (see description). None of these license plates can be personalized/vanity plates.

Any veteran may apply for a non-specific Veterans' Plate which displays an American flag and "V" designation.

See Related Forms & Information at the end of this page.

Disabled Veteran

Vermont Disabled Veteran License Plate

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs. Universal Medical Evaluation/Progress Report (form #VS-113) unless a medical has been filed within the last four years. Active Duty applicants must submit a copy of military ID.

Gold Star Family

A special motor vehicle license plate for Gold Star Families, as defined in 10 U.S.C. §1126. The Gold Star Family license plate identifies widows, parents, and next of kin of members of the Armed Forces of the United States who lost their lives during a war, military conflict, international terrorist attack, or military operations. The plates will be reissued only to the original holder of the plates and are not subject to any special plate fees.

Family members who may receive these plates are:
widows, widowers, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, mother (through adoption), father (through adoption), son (by adoption), daughter (by adoption), foster father in loco parentis, foster mother in loco parentis

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs. Submit a completed Gold Star Family Plate Application (form #VD-157) ;and DD form 1300, Report of Casualty, to the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs for certification as a Gold Star Family member. The Office of Veterans' Affairs will forward the completed application and the copy of the DD form 1300 to the Department of Motor Vehicles for processing.

Pearl Harbor Survivor

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

P.O.W.

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Purple Heart

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

U.S. Veteran

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Vermont National Guard

Must provide authorization from the Office of the Adjutant General, State of Vermont.

Groups which provide police and fire protection, rescue squads, national guard, together with those organizations required to respond to public emergencies and amateur radio operators licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission may obtain special (safety organization) plates. At the request of the leader of a safety organization, upon application and payment of an annual fee for each set of plates (in addition to the annual fee for registration), special plates indicating membership in one of the "safety organizations" may be issued to registrants (who are members of these organizations).

The applicant must provide a written statement from the appropriate official of the organization, authorizing the issuance of the plates. At the time that an organization requests the plates, it must deposit a set fee with the department. For each set of plates issued, a portion of this deposit will be applied as the safety organization special plate fee for each authorized applicant. When the initial deposit is depleted, applicants shall be required to pay the annual fee.

When an individual's membership in a qualifying organization ceases or is terminated, the individual must surrender any special registration plates issued to the Department of Motor Vehicles immediately.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) can display the VFW insignia on their Vermont license plate. The plate is available to Vermont members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The design features the official insignia of the VFW on the right side of the plate. There is a one-time additional fee for this plate.

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs. Complete a Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128) and bring a copy of a valid membership card or an authorization signed by VFW Quartermaster.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

Vietnam Veterans can proudly display their colors through their Vermont license plate. The plate is available to Vermont members in good standing of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). The design features the official insignia of the VVA on the right side of the plate. There is a one-time additional fee for this plate.

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs. Complete a Safety/Service Organization Plate Application (form #VD-128) and bring a copy of a valid VT Membership card or signed authorization.

 

In Theater Plates

Each of the plates listed below requires actual "boots on the ground" service:
(For example; Serving during the Gulf War does not qualify one to receive the Gulf War plate. You must have actually served in theater).

Afghanistan

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Gulf War

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Iraq War

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Korean War

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

Vietnam War

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

World War II

Vermont Certificate of Veteran Status (form #VG-168) must be certified by the Vermont Office of Veterans' Affairs.

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