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Wisconsin offers new “Woman Veteran” license plates

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MADISON — Wisconsin is now offering to women who have served in any branch of the U.S. military the option to apply for the new “Woman Veteran” license plates.

The new plates are available through the state Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). All currently-issued Wisconsin military plates feature blue numbers on a red, white and blue background.

Along with the word “Wisconsin” across the top of the plate, the new plates feature “Woman Veteran” at the bottom.

A decal representing the person’s specific military branch is displayed on the left side of the plate.

Military plates are available to active, reserve or retired U.S. military personnel, military academy students or alumni who submit proof of eligibility. Other guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Fees for Woman Veteran plates include the basic annual vehicle registration fee (currently $75 for many cars and trucks), plus a $15 fee when new, non-personalized plates are issued.
  • Funds collected from the $15 issuance fee are transferred to the Veterans Trust Fund at the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.  Personalized military plates are available and require an additional $15 annual fee.
  • Wisconsin military group plates can be placed on autos, motor homes and motor trucks up through 8,000 pounds, and 12,000-pound farm trucks. Military plates carry no special parking privileges.