Veterans Plates

License plates for all veterans, their families and active duty members of the Nevada National Guard.
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Plate Styles

Air Force Veteran PlateAll Veterans & Families

Air Force Veteran Plate Army Veteran Plate Army Airborne Veteran Plate Coast Guard Veteran Plate Marine Corps Veteran Plate Navy Veteran Plate Navy Seabees Veteran Plate Air Force National Guard Veteran Plate Army National Guard Veteran Plate Woman Veteran Plate
Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $61 $30
Personalized $96 $50

$25 of the initial fee and $20 of the annual renewal supports outreach programs and services for veterans and their families administered by Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

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

  • All applicants must complete the SP 33 application
  • You must order these plates in person at a DMV office. Sequential plates are in stock.
  • Use our online Plate Search to look up available personalized numbers.

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Unit Decal Plates

The DMV is authorized to offer veterans plates with extra space for unit logos. Current insignias include Army Airborne, Navy Seabees, Air Force National Guard and Army National Guard.

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

Motorcycle plates with unit decals are not in stock and must be custom-ordered. Contact us or call for information.

Prefixes

Veteran Plate Prefixes
Style Code
Air Force VF
Army VA
Coast Guard VC
Marine Corps VM
National Guard NG
Navy VN
Woman NW

Older veteran plates may not show the prefix codes needed to form the complete plate number. Combine the prefixes shown here with the numerals on the plate.

See Plate Prefixes and Codes for the codes for other non-personalized veteran plates.

New veteran plates issued at DMV offices display the codes.

Disabled Veteran PlateDisabled & Disabled Female Veteran

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $6 $0

For veterans with a qualifying service connected disability. The International Symbol of Accessibility allows the plate holder to use handicapped parking.

These plates also exempt the vehicle from Nevada state and local parking fees.

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NRS 482.0962 “Qualifying service-connected disability” defined.

  1. A service-connected disability rated at 100 percent;
  2. More than one service-connected disability, the combined ratings of which add up to at least 100 percent; or
  3. A service-connected disability of any rating that constitutes or includes a permanent disability that qualifies a person for non-veteran handicapped plates.
Disabled Veteran Plate Disabled Female Veteran Plate

Congressional Medal of Honor PlateCongressional Medal of Honor

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

Available to Medal recipients. Qualifying documentation is listed in the application.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 96).
  • The International Symbol of Accessibility is available for those with a qualifying service-connected disability.
  • These plates must be custom-ordered. You may order in-person, by mail or by fax.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

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Congressional Medal of Honor Plate

Silver Star PlateSilver Star

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

Must have General Order of the award.

Handicapped version exempts the vehicle from Nevada state and local parking fees.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 96)
  • The International Symbol of Accessibility is available for those with a qualifying service-connected disability.
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You may order in-person, by mail or by fax.
  • Personalized versions are not available

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Silver Star Plate

Bronze Star PlateBronze Star (with valor)

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

Must have General Order of the award.

Handicapped version exempts the vehicle from Nevada state and local parking fees.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 96)
  • The International Symbol of Accessibility is available for those with a qualifying service-connected disability.
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You must order in-person.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

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Silver Star Plate

Ex-Prisoner of War PlateEx-Prisoner of War

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

Must have official Ex-POW status.

Both the standard and handicapped versions exempt the vehicle from Nevada state and local parking fees.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 96)
  • The International Symbol of Accessibility is available for those with a qualifying service-connected disability.
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You must order in-person.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

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Ex-Prisoner of War Plate

Fallen Military PlateFallen Military

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

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.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 78) & Affidavit (SP 90).
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You must order in-person.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

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Fallen Military Plate

Gold Star PlateGold Star

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

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.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 78) & Affidavit (SP 90).
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You must order in-person.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

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Gold Star Plate

Pearl Harbor Survivor PlatePearl Harbor Survivor/Veteran

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $26 $5

Available to those with a Pearl Harbor Survivors Association membership or proof of duty station.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 96)
  • The International Symbol of Accessibility is available for those with a qualifying service-connected disability.
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You must order in-person.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate Pearl Harbor Veteran Plate

Purple Heart PlatePurple Heart

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

Available to Medal recipients. Qualifying documentation is listed in the application.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 96)
  • The International Symbol of Accessibility is available for those with a qualifying service-connected disability.
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You must order in-person.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

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Purple Heart Plate

National Guard PlateNational Guard (active duty)

Total Fees
Numbering Initial Renewal
Sequential $7 $0

Requires certification of Nevada National Guard Commanding Officer.

  • You must meet the qualifications listed in the Application (SP 11).
  • These plates are in stock at DMV offices. You must order in-person.
  • Personalized versions are not available.

Learn More about ordering.

Natinal Guard Plate

Ordering Options

Veterans plates must be ordered in person at a DMV office. Make an appointment for your DMV office visit in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas or Reno.

Bring the following:

  • Completed Application(s)
  • Any additional documentation listed on the plate application
  • Existing plates, if any
  • Current Odometer Reading
  • Nevada Evidence of Insurance
  • Passing Emissions Test if required for an initial registration or renewal.

Original Registration

See the full list of Registration Requirements or the New Resident Guide and use our online Registration Fee Estimate.

Existing Registration/Plate Swap

A $5 substitute plate fee will apply in addition to the plate fees. No registration renewal or emissions test is required if your registration is more than 35 days from renewal.

If your renewal is due or you choose to renew the registration, you must provide a passing emissions test if required and the last test was completed more than 90 days prior. You will receive credit for the unused portion of your current registration if it is not due for renewal.

Personalized

When you order a personalized version, we will register the vehicle or complete a plate substitution, issue a movement permit and mail the plates to you. Personalization is available only on the plates listed under All Veterans & Families.

Veterans Benefits & Resources

Driver's License designation

Honorably-discharged veterans may have a Veteran designation placed on their driver license. Present your evidence of honorable discharge at any DMV office.

If you are obtaining the designation 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 to add the designation 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 discharge document.

Visit archives.gov to obtain a copy of your DD-214 or other evidence of honorable discharge.

Tax Exemptions

Nevada grants tax exemptions for many veterans. You must present your DD-214 or other discharge papers and any proof of service-connected disability at your local County Assessor office.

The exemption may be applied to the Governmental Services Tax portion of your vehicle registration or to your property taxes.

The Assessor will determine the amount of the exemption and issue an exemption number you may submit when you register your vehicle or renew. The exemption cannot be applied after the registration or renewal is completed.

Veterans with certain dates of service and medal recipients are eligible. Disabled veterans are eligible for an exemption based on the percentage of disability. The Clark County Assessor has a good explanation of the exemptions and forms for Clark County residents.

Veterans can designate part or all of their exemption to be used for support of Nevada Veterans Homes. They may also transfer the exemption to their spouse. See the following forms:

Active Duty military members are entitled to the following exemptions:

Resources

Nevada Office of Veterans Services logo See the Nevada Department of Veterans Services and the Nevada Revised Statutes Index under Veterans for State of Nevada veterans benefits.

The U.S. Veterans Administration operates Vet Centers that offer a wide range of services to Veterans, service members and their families. Find VA locations helps you locate a health facility or Vet Center.

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