License Plates

To apply for any of these plates, it is necessary to complete Form MV-9W (available at dor.ga.gov/documents/forms) from the Motor Vehicle Division of the Georgia Department of Revenue and take it, along with a copy of your DD Form 214 (or other supporting documentation for certain plates) to your county tax office.

Veteran's License Plate A license plate for veterans who served in the Army.

This plate has a U.S. flag background, the seal of the veteran's branch of service, and the word VETERAN.

Available to:

  • Georgia veterans discharged under honorable conditions
  • Surviving, unremarried spouses of qualified deceased veterans

There is no registration fee, manufacturing fee, or annual fee for one of these specialty plates. An applicant is entitled to a second plate upon payment of a $25 manufacturing fee in addition to a $20 annual fee.

Retired Military License Plate A license plate for retired veterans who served in the Marines.

This plate has a U.S. flag background, the seal of the veteran's branch of service, and the word RETIRED.

Available to:

  • Georgia veterans who retired from active duty
  • Surviving, unremarried spouses of qualified deceased veterans

There is no registration fee, manufacturing fee, or annual fee for one of these specialty plates. An applicant is entitled to a second plate upon payment of a $25 manufacturing fee in addition to a $20 annual fee.

Commemorative Service License Plate A license plate for veterans served during Desert Storm in the Navy.

This plate has a U.S. flag background, the seal of the veteran's branch of service, the name of the conflict, and the campaign ribbon.

Available for:

  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Desert Storm
  • Global War on Terrorism
  • War in Iraq
  • War in Afghanistan

Available to:

  • Georgia veterans discharged under honorable conditions
  • Georgia residents on active duty
  • Surviving, unremarried spouses of qualified deceased veterans and active duty service members

There is no registration fee, manufacturing fee, or annual fee for one of these specialty plates. An applicant is entitled to a second plate upon payment of a $25 manufacturing fee in addition to a $20 annual fee.

Military Medal Award License Plate A license plate displaying the Air Force Cross.

This plate has a U.S. flag background, the name of the veteran's branch of service, and the name and image of the medal.

Available for:

  • Medal of Honor *
  • Distinguished Service Cross (Army)
  • Navy Cross
  • Air Force Cross
  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal
  • Distinguished Service Medal (Army)
  • Navy Distinguished Service Medal
  • Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
  • Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
  • Silver Star
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Purple Heart *
  • Air Medal

*  - Special tax provisions apply to these plates; see the Tax Exemptions section

Available to:

  • Georgia veterans discharged under honorable conditions
  • Georgia residents on active duty
  • Surviving, unremarried spouses of qualified deceased veterans and active duty service members

There is no registration fee, manufacturing fee, or annual fee for one of these specialty plates. An applicant is entitled to a second plate upon payment of a $25 manufacturing fee in addition to a $20 annual fee.

Reserve Component License Plate A license plate for veterans who served in the Coast Guard Reserve.

This plate has a U.S. flag background, the name of the reserve component, and the word RESERVE.

Available to:

  • Assigned or attached members of troop program units of any branch of the active reserve components of the United States inside or outside the State of Georgia
  • Retired members of any such component
  • Surviving, unremarried spouses of qualified deceased members who were killed while serving in a combat arena

There is no registration fee, manufacturing fee, or annual fee for one of these specialty plates. An applicant is entitled to a second plate upon payment of a $25 manufacturing fee in addition to a $20 annual fee.