The RMV has a nice display of the wide variety of special plate designs it offers to both Military and Veterans. Agency Checklists thought it might be interesting to display the various plates in your office or to include it on your website somehow so that customers would be able to see the various plates offered. We have also included the relevant information on how to apply for one of these special plates from the RMV website.
Veteran’s Plate Eligibility
The RMV says that Veteran’s plates are only issued to veterans who served one of the following examples:
- either 180 days of regular active duty (enlisted or drafted service) and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions (does not include training), or
- 90 days of active duty service (Reservists of National Guard), one day of which is during “wartime” and a last discharge or release under honorable conditions (does not including training)
Veterans also are only eligible for one set of plates for each vehicle registered in his or her name.
RMV Procedure for Obtaining a Veterans’ Plates
Either one of these documents must be presented to a full service RMV office in order to verify your veteran status:
- An Honorable Discharge, DD-214, Release from Active Duty paperwork, or
- Statement of Service from the United States Veterans’ Administration
In addition, the RMV also requires a copy of the applicant’s current registration (if applicable), a signed and stamped RMVa for from your insurance agent (if a newly purchased vehicle), or a signed and stamped RMV3 form from your insurance agent (if acquiring Veterans’ plates on an existing registration), and the appropriate fee.
Veterans’ Plate Fees
The initial registration fee is $50.00, the Special Plate Fee is $40.00 and the Renewal Fee is $90 every 2 years. It is suggested that you note to interested veterans that the proceeds from the special plate fee are donated to both the Chelsea and Holyoke Soldier’s Homes.