Lao veteran license plates

Lao veteran license plate

Lao veteran license plates recognize the sacrifices of Hmong and Laotian veterans who served on behalf of the United States of America in the Vietnam War.

Eligibility

Lao veteran license plates are available to any Wisconsin motorist who is a certified member of Lao Veterans of America, Inc. The applicant for Lao veteran plates must be an owner or lessee of the vehicle.

Vehicles that qualify:

  • automobiles 
  • motor homes (annual registration only) 
  • trucks
    • 4,500, 6,000 or 8,000 pounds gross weight including dual purpose farm and dual purpose motor home 
    • 12,000 pounds gross weight farm truck 

Things you should know:

  • A $15 issuance fee is required when non-personalized Lao veteran plates are issued or reissued.
  • A $15 fee is required each year in addition to the regular annual registration fee if you choose to receive personalized Lao veteran plates.
  • ​​See below for information about other service related special license plates.

For more information, visit personalized and special plates FAQs​.​

How to apply:

Lao veteran license plates are not available at local DMV customer service centers. To apply, contact the Lao Veterans of America Inc. for license plate decals and an application form for a Hmong/Lao Veteran License Plate in WI​ and Service Certificate.​For more information, contact:

Lao Veterans of America, Inc.
1100 Kane St.
La Crosse, WI 54603
Telephone: (608) 799-6080

When you receive your application, certificate and decals from the Lao Veterans of America, Inc.​, send the following items:

  1. If the vehicle you want to register with Lao veteran license ​plates is already titled/registered in your name, send:
    • A completed Lao Veteran License Plate Information and Application MV2919 including the complete vehicle description
    • Signed Hmong/Lao Veteran License Plate in WI from Lao Veterans of America, Inc.
    • Photocopy of Service Certificate (not ID card) from Lao Veterans of America, Inc.
    • $15 issuance fee or $15 personalized plate fee
    • The annual registration fee if your current plates expire within the next three months ​or you have no plates
  2. If the vehicle is not titled/registered in your name, send: ​
    • ​​A completed Wisconsin Title & License Plates Application MV1, or MV11 for dealer sales, including all other fees due
    • A completed Lao Veteran License Plate Information and Application MV2919
    • Signed Hmong/Lao Veteran License Plate in WI from Lao Veterans of America, Inc.
    • Photocopy of Service Certificate​ (not ID card) from Lao Veterans of America, Inc.​
    • The Certificate of Title assigned to you ​by the seller
    • $15 issuance fee or $15 personalized plate fee
    • The annual registration fee if you do not have plates or your current plates expire within the next three months 
  3. Make the check or money order made payable to: Registration Fee Trust​.
  4. Mail with​ payment to:
  5.   

    ​Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    Special Plates Unit
    P.O. Box 7911
    Madison WI 53707-7911 

Personalized license plates

Personalizing your Lao veteran license plates is optional. A $15 personalized plate fee is required each year in addition to the regular annual registration fee. ​On the Lao Veteran License Plate Information and Application MV2919​, check which option you would like us to follow if your request is not available. Please allow an additional 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Visit Personalized plate search​ to find out if your choice for a personalized license plate is available. WisDOT may refuse to issue, or may recall after issuance, a request that may be offensive to good taste or decency, misleading or conflicts with any other license plate. For more information, visit personalized and special plates FAQs.​​​

​For more information:​

​Special Plates Unit
Email Wisconsin DMV email service
Phone (608) 266-3041
Fax (608) 267-5106