Military Service Driver's License Designation

Effective July 8, 2015, a new military service license designator will be available. This designation is a widely recognized indicator that will assist military personnel in obtaining qualifying benefits.

Sample license

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In order to obtain this designation, applicants must currently be serving in the United States Armed Forces; or provide verification of honorable discharge from the United States military (DD Form 214), or provide certification from the United States Veterans Administration or other appropriate branch of the United States Armed Forces verifying the applicant's military service and honorable discharge. If you currently have the field of stars background on your credential, you may not need to show additional information. If you wish to have the flag indicator added to the license other than at renewal time, there is a $5.00 duplicate fee.

Applicants will also have to bring documentation verifying Maine residency and legal presence in the United States if they have not already done so (a complete list of acceptable documents can be found at www.maine.gov/sos/bmv).

The following Maine businesses will now accept driver's licenses and ID's with the Military Service Designation as proof of status for military/veteran discounts:

BUSINESS ACCEPTING LICENSES WITH THE VETERAN DESIGNATION

Big Rock Ski Area, Mars Hill

Broadway Hardware, Bangor

Capitol Computers, Augusta

Chipmunk Mini-Storage, North Yarmouth

Curves of Gardiner, Vassalboro

Corson's Auto Supply, Rockland

Discount Tire & Alignment, Camden

Expert Tire Service, Augusta

Fabian Oil, various locations

Funtown/Splashtown USA, Saco

Highway Tire Inc, Caribou

Kennebec Valley YMCA, Augusta

Lowe's various locations (Applies to veterans discount available on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the 4th of July)

Major Furniture & Appliance, Farmingdale

Maine State Parks and Historic Sites, various locations

Penobscot Bay YMCA, Rockport

Sullivan Tire & Auto Service, Bangor

Sugarloaf Carrabassett Valley (active military only)

For more information about the eligibility requirements for the Military Service Designation, please contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at (207) 624-9000.

Businesses who are interested in accepting the military service designation for their military/veteran discounts are encouraged to contact the Bureau of Veteran Services at (207) 430-6035.