Wisconsin salutes veterans license plates

Wisconsin salutes veterans license plate sample

Wisconsin Salutes Veterans license plates are available to Wisconsin motorists who are interested in expressing their support for Wisconsin's veterans.

Vehicles that​​ qualify

  • automobiles 
  • motor homes (annual registration only) 
  • motor trucks
    • 4,500, 6,000 or 8,000 pounds gross weight including dual purpose farm and dual purpose vehicle (motor truck used as a motor home with a slide-in camper unit) 
    • 12,000 pounds gross weight farm truck 

Things you should know:​

  • A $15 issuance fee is required when non-personalized Wisconsin Salutes Veterans license plates are issued. WisDOT will transfer funds to the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Trust Fund. This fee may be tax deductible for certain tax filers; consult your tax advisor.
  • A $15 fee is required each year in addition to the regular annual registration fee if you choose to receive personalized Wisconsin Salutes Veterans license plates.
  • At each plate renewal you will pay the regular registration fee for non-personalized Wisconsin Salutes Veterans license plates.
  • See below for information about other military related special license plates.

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

How to apply:

​​Local DMV customer service centers do not have Wisconsin Salutes Veterans license plates for immediate issue, but can process applications and the plates will be mailed. Temporary plates will be issued, if needed.

  1. If the vehicle you wish to register with Wisconsin Salutes Veterans license plates is already titled/registered in your name, send:
    • A copy of your Certificate of Registration or show the complete vehicle description on the Wisconsin Salutes Veterans License Plate Application MV2954
    • $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 fees
    • A completed Wisconsin Salutes Veterans License Plate Application MV2954
    • 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 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 Wisconsin Salutes Veterans license plates is optional. A $15 personalized plate fee is required each year in addition to the $25 donation and regular annual registration fee. On the Wisconsin Salutes Veterans License Plate Application MV2954​, 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