As a veteran, you may order a California license plate with the armed force or veterans service organization logo/emblem/insignia of your choice, which will be prominently displayed on the left side of the license plate. The cost of the plate is $30.00 a year. Personalized license plates require an additional one-time $10.00 fee.
Veterans' license plates are a great way to show one's pride to our nation and the satisfaction of being a Veteran for this great country. As an added benefit, all proceeds from the sale of vets plates are used to expand veteran services statewide.
The following categories of Veterans are eligible for additional license plate benefits:
- 100% Service-connected disabled Veterans
- Medal of Honor recipients
- Recipients of other high decorations
- Former American Prisoners of War
- Pearl Harbor survivors
- Purple Heart recipients
View details on additional benefits (links to CA Department of Veterans' Affairs)
How to Apply for a Veterans' License Plate
You may apply by any of the following methods:
- Contact your local Veterans office
- Call the CA Department of Veterans' Affairs at (916) 653-2213
- Download the application from the CA Department of Veterans' Affairs
If you wish to get a personalized plate (up to 6 characters), there is an additional one-time fee of $10. Search for available personalized plates (links to California DMV)
Additional information about Veterans' license plates can be found on the California Department of Veterans Affairs Website, or through this office by calling (559) 675-7766.
Whether you're a Veteran or proud of our Veterans who have defended America, get your application for Veterans plates today!