Navy Reserve Commemorative Plate

Navy Commemorative PlateThe State of Maine is recognizing the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Reserve with the U.S. Navy Reserve Centennial plate, which is now available for purchase for a limited time at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles office.

Each plate costs $15. Ten dollars of that fee goes toward the Maine Military Family Relief Fund, which provides for emergency loans and grants to members of the Maine National Guard, Reserves or Armed Forces, and their families, as well as to statewide nonprofit organizations that aid service members.

A commemorative license plate is different than the specialty license plates issued to support various causes (such as the agriculture or conservation plate). It does not have any numbers/letters on its face and cannot replace the legally issued plates. If displayed on a vehicle, the commemorative plate must be placed over the front registration plate until it expires in March 2016. The existing registration plate on the back of the vehicle must remain visible.

Previous commemorative plates issued in Maine include the recent Congres Mondial Acadien plate, issued in 2013; the USA Patriot commemorative plate, issued during Operation Desert Storm; and the national bicentennial plate, issued in 1976.

You can purchase a plate anytime during the BMV office hours to show your support for the U.S. Navy Reserve and Maine’s military families. Please note that these plates cannot be purchased online, only by telephone (207) 624-9000 ext 52149 or in person at a BMV office. Call 626-8400 with any questions.