M.G.L. ch. 90, s.2

Veteran plate

Any war veteran as defined by M.G.L. ch. 4, s.7, clause 43 is eligible for this veteran plate. With the exceptions noted below, a fee will be charged. Proceeds will benefit the Soldiers Homes in Chelsea and Holyoke.

Legion of Valor plate

One Legion of Valor license plate may be issued (without charge) to those veterans who provide satisfactory evidence of membership in the Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Inc. A surviving spouse will be able to keep this plate until he/she remarries, or fails to renew or cancels such registration, but an annual fee would then be required.

EX-POW plate

One EX-POW license plate may be issued (without charge) to former prisoners of war, defined as any regularly appointed, enrolled, enlisted, or inducted member of the military forces of the United States who was captured and incarcerated by an enemy of the United States during an armed conflict. Presentation of satisfactory evidence of such prisoner of war status is required. A surviving spouse will be able to keep this plate until he/she remarries, or fails to renew or cancels such registration, but an annual fee would then be required.

Purple Heart plate

One Purple Heart license plate may be issued (without charge) to those veterans who have been awarded the "Purple Heart" medal. In addition, a surviving spouse will be able to keep this plate until he/she remarries, or fails to renew or cancels such registration, but an annual fee would then be required.

Pearl Harbor Survivor plate

All military personnel on active duty at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, as verified by the Department of Defense, are eligible for the Pearl Harbor Survivor license plate. There is no charge for this plate. A surviving spouse will be able to keep this plate until he/she remarries, or fails to renew or cancels such registration, but an annual fee would then be required.

Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross plate

One " Silver Star," " Bronze Star," or " Distinguished Flying Cross" license plate may be issued (without charge) to those veterans who have been awarded the "Silver Star" medal, "Bronze Star" medal, or "Distinguished Flying Cross." In addition, a surviving spouse will be able to keep this plate until he/she remarries, or fails to renew or cancels such registration, but an annual fee would then be required.

Gold Star Family plate

Distinctive Gold Star Family plates are available without charge to parents, children, or spouses of those killed in action.

Congressional Medal of Honor plate

Congressional Medal of Honor plates are issued to veterans who have received a Congressional Medal of Honor. Recipients are eligible for one set of plates for each Congressional Medal of Honor received.

Contact

Registry of Motor Vehicles
617-351-9322

Disability Veteran plate

Veterans' plates with handicap symbol are acquired though the Medical Affairs Branch of the RMV. For more information, visit the Disabled Veterans' Plate section of the RMV website.

Contact

Registry of Motor Vehicles, Medical Affairs Branch
617-351-9222
http://www.mass.gov/rmv/veteran/index.htm