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Request New Safety or Service Organization License Plate

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.

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Title Sort descending ID# Description
Application to Create a New Safety or Service Organization License Plate
Used by an organization wishing to have a new special plate authorized for their membership


I no longer need my plates, what do I do with them?

You are not required to return plates to DMV. If you want to return plates, please mail them to us. If you are selling your car, do NOT leave your plates on the car.

I just received plates, where is the sticker?

Please put the plates on your vehicle, the paperwork that came with the plates is your temporary registration. If you need an inspection, use the temporary registration. The certificate and sticker will arrive by mail within about two weeks.

Where do I place the registration sticker on my plates?
  • For vehicles issued registration plates with dimensions of approximately 12 x 6 inches, in the lower right corner of the rear registration plate; and
  • For vehicles issued a registration plate with a dimension of approximately 7 x 4 inches, in the upper right corner of the rear registration plate.