War on Terror Veteran
The custom plate fee varies if the plate number is assigned by DMV or if you personalize it. Learn more about personalized plates.
|Annual renewal (assigned)||$ 0.00|
|Annual renewal (personalized)||$31.25|
The annual custom plate renewal fee is in addition to your vehicle registration renewal fee. You will be billed for the plates every two years when you renew your registration.
- Copy of DD-214 or Certification of Military Service (NA FORM 13038) verifying service in the Persian Gulf or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001
Ordering online is faster and easier than ordering by mail.
- you must have a valid NY State registration that does not expire within 60 days. This will have your current plate number and registration class code. See a sample registration document. 1
- your name and address must be up to date with DMV. You can change your address online before ordering picture or professional plates. 2
- you must have a credit or debit card that DMV accepts, and a valid email address for confirmation purposes. 3
Order by mail
To order this plate, complete an Application for Custom Plates (pdf) (CP-30).
Mail the completed form, required documents, and your payment to:
Custom Plates Unit
P.O. Box 2775
Albany, NY 12220
You cannot order this plate by phone or at a DMV office.
Universal Symbol of Access
Custom Plates that include the Universal Symbol of Access for individuals who qualify are available only through the Custom Plates Unit. See how to order plates that include the Universal Symbol of Access (PDF) or call the Custom Plates Unit at 1-518-402-4838.