Available Veteran Plates

VETERAN PLATES ISSUED BY THE BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES
PLATE CRITERIA FEE/EXEMPTION DEPICTION
Purple Heart Plate
Issued to a veteran who is a recipient of the Purple Heart medal; up to two sets of Purple Heart plates can be issued. Registration fee exempt on a vehicle not to exceed 10,000 lbs. registered weight. Image of Purple Heart license plate
Purple Heart
Motorcycle Plate
Issued to a veteran upon proof of award of the Purple Heart medal. Registration fee exempt
Image of Maine Purple Heart motorcycle plate
Purple Heart
Souvenir Plate
Issued to a qualified veteran or the surviving spouse of the veteran upon proof of award of the Purple Heart medal. Available as a passenger or motorcycle souvenir plate. Not to be displayed on a motor vehicle. There is no fee to obtain the souvenir plate. Limit: 1. Image of a Maine Purple Heart AWARD souvenir plate
Disabled Veteran Plate *A. Issued to a veteran who is 100% service connected disabled and in receipt of 100% benefits. The disability must be permanent and total. **Registration fee exempt on a vehicle not to exceed 10,000 lbs. registered weight.
Image of Maine Disabled Veteran license plate
*B. Issued to a veteran who has the loss of, or loss of use of both lower extremities. **Exempt from all motor vehicle related fees to include excise tax, sales tax, registration and title fees. Cannot exceed 10,000 lbs. registered weight.
Disabled Veteran
Parking Plate
*Refer to criteria listed for Disabled Veteran plate, A & B **Refer to exemptions for Disabled Veteran plate Image of a Maine Disabled Veteran parking license plate
Disabled Veteran
Motorcycle Plate
*Refer to criteria listed for Disabled Veteran plate, A & B **Refer to exemptions for Disabled Veteran plate
Image of a Maine Disabled Veteran motorcycle license plate
Amputee/Loss of Use of Limb(s), or Blind Veteran Any veteran who has the loss of use of a limb, or limbs or is blind and is registering a vehicle in their name, is exempt from all motor vehicle related fees. Veterans in this category may be the recipient of a vehicle from the United States Government.

If double amputee of lower extremities or loss of use of lower extremities, a Disabled Veteran or Disabled Veteran parking plate is issued.
Exempt from all motor vehicle related fees to include excise tax, sales tax, registration and title fees. Cannot exceed 10,000 lbs. registered weight.
Image of Maine passenger license plate
*Passenger plates are standard issue; however, the veteran can display plate of choice
Medal of Honor Plate Issued to a veteran who is the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Registration fee exempt on a vehicle not to exceed 10,000 lbs. registered weight. Image of Maine Medal of Honor license plate
Former Prisoner of War Plate Issued to a veteran who was a prisoner of war at any time during tenure of service. Also issued to any civilian citizen of the United States who was interned as a prisoner of war. Registration fee exempt on a vehicle not to exceed 10,000 lbs. registered weight. Image of a Maine Prisoner of War license plate
Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate Issued to a veteran who served in the United States Armed Forces and was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7, 1941. Registration fee exempt on a vehicle not to exceed 10,000 lbs. registered weight. Image of a Maine Pearl Harbor Survivor license plate
Special Veteran Plate Issued to any veteran who has been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or to a person who has served for at least 3 years and continues to serve. Up to 3 sets of plates may be issued if the veteran is the primary driver of the vehicles.

The Special Veteran plate and the Disability Special Veteran plate (shown below) may display a set of one of 33 Commemorative Veteran Decals. Please visit the Commemorative Veteran Decal Page for more information. Sample shown here of a Special Veteran plate displaying a Korea Decal.

Registration fee required:

Up to 6,000 lbs. r.v.w.: $35.00
Up to 10,000 lbs. r.v.w.: $37.00

Image of a Maine Special Veteran license plate

Image of a Maine Special Veteran Plate with a Korea decal

Disability Special
Veteran Plate
Issued to any veteran who has been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or to a person who has served for at least 3 years and continues to serve. Up to 3 sets of plates may be issued if the veteran is the primary driver of the vehicles.

In addition to proof of honorable discharge, the veteran must submit a completed PS-18, Application for Disability Plates.

NOTE: The criteria for a Disability Special Veteran plate differs from the criteria for a Disabled Veteran plate or Disabled Veteran Parking plate.

Registration fee required:

Up to 6,000 lbs. r.v.w.: $35.00
Up to 10,000 lbs. r.v.w.: $37.00

 

Image of a Maine Disability Special Veteran license plate
Special Veteran
Motorcycle Plate
Issued to any veteran who has been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or to a person who has served for at least 3 years and continues to serve. Regular motorcycle registration fee of $21.00 is required.
Image of a Maine Special Veteran motorcycle license plate
Gold Star Family
Recognition Plate
Issued to a person who is eligible for a Gold Star lapel button or to a grandparent of a member of the United States Armed Forces, if that member dies after March 28, 1973 as a result of an international terrorist attack recognized by the Department of Defense, or as a result of a military operation while serving outside the United States. Registration fee required: $35.00 Image of a Maine Gold Star Family license plate