According to the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), “Honoring Veterans” license plates make the perfect holiday gift. The plates are available to all California motorists and are customized with the distinctive military branch or veteran service organization logo of choice. Proceeds from the sale of these plates support efforts of CalVet and 56 County Veteran Services Offices to connect veterans and their families with the benefits they have earned through military service.
Sequential veteran license plates are $30* a year (in addition to regular DMV fees). For an additional one-time $10 fee, personalized “vanity” plates can be ordered.
“California veteran license plates honor the incredible service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes all year long,” said CalVet Secretary Peter J. Gravett. “What’s more, when you purchase a plate, you support statewide efforts to help California veterans of every era pursue their education, buy a home, get healthcare, find a job, and more.”
To purchase your veteran license plate, go to www.cacvso.org. Click on “Veteran License Plates” to view available logos. Then, go to www.dmv.ca.gov. Click on “Vehicle Registration,” click on “License Plates,” and then click on “California Special Interest License Plates” to complete the online application. Sequential plates can take up to 6 weeks and personalized plates up to 12 weeks to receive, so order early.
Page 2 of 2 - *Fee will be raised to $50 January 1, 2013.
The veteran license plate program is a partnership between the California Department of Veterans Affairs the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and the California Association of County Veterans Services Officers, Inc.