Safety or Service Organizations may request the creation of a new plate per 23 V.S.A. § 304.
"Safety organizations" are groups that provide police and fire protection, rescue squads, the Vermont National Guard, organizations required to respond to public emergencies, and amateur radio operators licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. To qualify for a special organization plate, safety organizations must have at least 100 in-state members in good standing.
"Service organization" includes congressionally chartered or noncongressionally chartered U.S. Military Service veterans' groups, and any group which:
- has as a primary purpose service to the community through specific programs for the improvement of public health, education, or environmental awareness and conservation, and is not limited to social activities;
- has nonprofit status under Section 501(c)(3) or (10) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, as amended;
- is registered as a nonprofit corporation with the Office of the Secretary of State; and
- except for a military veterans group, has at least 100 in-state members in good standing.
The officer of a safety organization or service organization may apply to the Commissioner (using from VD-160) to approve special plates indicating membership in a qualifying organization to be issued to organization members for a $17.00 special fee for each set of plates in addition to the annual fee for registration.