DHSMV Releases New Military License Plates

~Six new special license plates are now available to veterans and active military ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Veterans and active military now have six new special license plates from which to choose. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has released six new military special license plates: the Combat Action Ribbon, Distinguished Flying Cross, Woman Veteran, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Navy Submariner and World War II Veteran.

Military license plates differ from specialty license plates in that each has unique requirements that must be met, such as proof of service in the armed forces. Forms and documentation are required for each plate and fees for the plate are assessed according to the weight of the vehicle. Some of the new special license plates can also be personalized.

To order one of the new military special license plates, customers should visit a location nearest them. The World War II Veteran special license plate is only available in Tallahassee. However, local DHSMV and tax collector’s offices can order this license plate on behalf of the customer.

DHSMV now offers 36 military license plates. The designs can be viewed on the department’s website at along with links to forms, requirements and a fee schedule. In 2015, there were 90,456 military special license plates issued statewide.


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