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Veterans License Plates

Payment Authorization Form (VP 205)

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Air Force Veteran Plate
Motorcycle
Air Force

Eligibility

Any veteran or his or her spouse, parent or child may purchase a veteran license plate. The applicant certifies that he qualifies by signing the Veteran License Plate Application (SP 33).

Costs

The initial cost for veteran plates with a standard number is $60 plus a Prison Industry fee of 50 cents per plate. The annual renewal fee is $30.

The initial cost for personalized versions is $95 plus a Prison Industry fee of 50 cents per plate. The annual renewal is $50. 

$25 of the initial fee and $20 of the annual renewal fee are used to support outreach programs and services for veterans and their families administered by Nevada Office of Veterans Services.

Availability

Plates with standard numbers are in stock at DMV Full Service offices. You can order personalized versions by mail, fax or in person at a DMV Full Service office. See How Do I Get These Plates?

Veteran Unit Decal Plates

The DMV is authorized to offer veterans plates with extra space for unit logos. Army Airborne and Navy Seabees are available as well as Air Force and Army logos on National Guard Plates.

Motorcycle plates for Army Airborne and Navy Seabees are not in stock and must be custom-ordered. Call or email for information.

In addition to the Veteran License Plate Application SP 33, you will have to provide Proof of Service in the unit on your DD-214 or service record.

Prefixes

See Plate Prefixes and Codes for the codes needed to make the complete plate number for non-personalized veterans plates.

Thunderbirds
See Charitable & Collegiate Plates for the Air Force Thunderbirds plate.

Army Veteran Plate
Motorcycle
Army
Army Airborne Plate
Motorcycle
Army Airborne
Coast Guard Veteran Plate
Motorcycle
Coast Guard
Marine Veteran Plate
Motorcycle
Marines
Navy Veteran Plate
Motorcycle
Navy
Navy Seabees Plate
Motorcycle
Navy Seabees
Air Force National Guard Plate
Motorcycle
Air Force 
National Guard
Army National Guard Plate
Motorcycle
Army
National Guard
Woman Veteran Plate
Motorcycle
Woman Veteran
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Personalized versions of these plates are limited to 5 characters for large plates, 4 for small plates. Airborne, Seabees and National Guard are limited to 4 characters for large plates, 3 for small plates.
Use our online Personalized Plate Search to check for available numbers.

Fees listed are in addition to all other applicable registration fees. - Incomplete, illegible or incorrect applications will be returned.

Disabled Veterans

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Disabled Veteran Plate Disabled Veteran Plate

Disabled Veteran
Disabled Female Veteran
For those with a 100% service connected disability.

Allows the plate holder to use handicapped parking.

Exempts vehicle from Nevada state and local parking fees.

$7/$0

In Stock

Application SP 10

Note: If you wish to obtain a handicapped placard, you must also complete the SP 27 form.

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Personalized versions of these plates are not available. See the SP 10 form for requirements and How Do I Get These Plates? for DMV procedures on obtaining the plates.

Existing Plate Holders

Assembly Bill 111 of the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session added the international symbol of accessibility to disabled veteran and disabled female veteran license plates. (See the older design.)

Each person who currently has disabled veteran or disabled female veteran license plates without the symbol has the option to keep their existing plates or obtain the new version at no cost.

If you would like to exchange your current disabled veteran or disabled female veteran license plates, please visit your local full service DMV office. You will need to bring in your current plates. You will be issued new plates with a new plate number.

If you wish to obtain new plates but keep your current plate number, see Duplicate Your Current Number. A fee of $10 will apply.

Decorated & Families

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Congressional Medal of Honor Plate Congressional
Medal of Honor
Available to Medal recipients.
$7/$0

Custom-Ordered

Call or email for information.

Ex-POW Plate Ex-Prisoner of War
Must have official Ex-POW status.  Exempts vehicle from Nevada state and local parking fees.
$7/$0

In Stock

Application SP 2

Gold Star Plate
Motorcycle
Fallen Military
Available to immediate family members of those who died as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.
$7/$0

In Stock

Application SP 78 & Affidavit SP 90

Gold Star Plate
Motorcycle
Gold Star
Available to immediate family members of those killed in the line of duty while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.
$7/$0

In Stock

Application SP 76 & Affidavit SP 90

Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate Pearl Harbor Survivor
Pearl Harbor Survivors Association membership or proof of duty station.

$26/$5

In Stock

Documentation Only

Pearl Harbor Veteran Plate Pearl Harbor Veteran
Pearl Harbor Survivors Association membership or proof of duty station.

$26/$5

In Stock

Documentation Only

Purple Heart Plate
Motorcycle
Purple Heart
Available to medal recipients.

$7/$0

In Stock

Application SP 43

Nevada National Guard Plate National Guard (Active)
Certification of Nevada National Guard Commanding Officer.
$6/$0

In Stock

Application SP 11

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Personalized versions of these plates are not available. Motorcycle plates are available for the Fallen Veteran, Gold Star and Purple Heart plates only. The initial fee for a motorcycle plate is 50 cents.

See Plate Prefixes and Codes for the codes needed to make the complete plate number.

Fees listed are in addition to all other applicable registration fees. Incomplete, illegible or incorrect applications will be returned.

Pearl Harbor Plates

A separate application form is not required, but you must present proof of your duty station. Acceptable documentation is a copy of your Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Card with the association number and member's name clearly readable. Or a DD-214 form listing your duty station on December 7, 1941 as within a three-mile radius of the exact location of the bombing.

How Do I Get These Plates?

You must meet the specific requirements listed on each plate's application.

For Pearl Harbor plates, present one of the acceptable documents listed above. There is no separate application.

If your vehicle is currently registered in Nevada, download and complete the appropriate application. Bring this, any required documentation and the old plates to a DMV Full Service Office or County Assessor which offers vehicle registration services. If you wish to keep the old plates, you must bring the rear plate and surrender the decal in person.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue your new plates with a new registration slip and decal. No emissions inspection or registration renewal is required. A $5 substitute plate fee will apply.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. In addition to the plate application, you will need to complete an emissions inspection if required and if the last test was completed more than 90 days ago. Your expiration date will change if the current expiration date is more than 35 days away. Credit will be given for the unused portion of your current Nevada registration.

If you have just purchased a vehicle or are registering it in Nevada for the first time, see the full list of Registration Requirements or New Resident Guide and use our online Registration Fee Estimates. Bring all required documentation along with the appropriate license plate application to a DMV Full Service Office or County Assessor which offers vehicle registration services.

Personalized - Use our online Personalized Plate Search to check for available numbers. Complete the personalized section of the Veteran License Plate Application (SP 33). You can order by mail, fax or in person at a DMV office. See How to Order Custom Plates for details.

Veterans Tax Exemptions

Nevada grants tax exemptions for many veterans.

Veterans with certain dates of service are eligible for a partial governmental services tax exemption. See Nevada Revised Statute 371.103 for the specific dates.

You must present your DD-214 or discharge papers at your local County Assessor office. The Assessor will determine the amount of the exemption and issue a receipt which you submit at the same time you register your vehicle or renew. The exemption cannot be applied after the registration or renewal is completed.

Disabled veterans are eligible for exemptions based on the percentage of disability. These are also granted through your local County Assessor.

Veterans can designate part or all of their exemption to be used for support of Nevada Veterans Homes. Complete the Designation of Use for Veterans Exemption (VP 187) and present it with the exemption certificate when you register your vehicle or renew.

A veterans exemption may be transferred to the veteran's spouse. Proof of marriage is required. Complete the Affidavit for Transfer of Exemption to Spouse (VP 259) and present it with the exemption certificate when you register your vehicle or renew.

These exemptions apply to the governmental services taxes on your vehicle registration and are separate from sales taxes and other fees. Sales taxes must be paid on vehicle purchases.

Active duty military members in combat or combat support roles may request an exemption from registration late fees using the Active Duty Military Combat Affidavit (VP 258).

For more information on veterans' benefits, see the Nevada Office of Veterans Services and the Nevada Revised Statutes Index under Veterans.

Veteran Driver's License Designator  New!

Honorably-discharged veterans may have a Veteran designator placed on their driver license. Present your DD-214 form at any DMV office. Visit archives.gov to obtain a copy of your DD-214.

If you are obtaining the designator only, the fee is $8.25 for a non-commercial license or ID card or $12.25 for a commercial license. There is no additional fee if you are renewing your license or completing another license transaction. If you are mailing a license renewal, you may mail a copy of the DD-214.