December 14, 2022

It’s hard to believe that despite being home to one of the largest percentages of women veterans in the United States, Virginia does not have a specialty license plate honoring women veterans. More than 107,000 women veterans call Virginia home, and that number is growing.

With more than 250 specialty plates offered by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), this license plate option is long overdue.

This may change soon with your help. Here’s how you can help.

You can make this specialty license plate option come to fruition. We need to collect 450 pre-applications along with a $10 deposit by January 11, 2023. You may access the application here. Once we have those applications and deposits in place, the Women Veterans License Plate Bill will be sent to the 2023 General Assembly!

Once passed during the 2023 session, the bill will be on its way to the desk of Governor Glenn Youngkin, who has already expressed his support for such a license plate. Upon the Governor’s signature, production of the license plate begins!

If you are one of the first 450 people to submit a pre-application along with your $10 deposit, (or $20 deposit for a personalized plate) you will be given the opportunity to vote on your favorite option for the ultimate license plate design.  Furthermore, you will be afforded the personal opportunity to contribute to the legacy of women veterans in Virginia.

You do not need to wait for your registration to expire, you may simply choose the option to transfer your plate to this specialty plate once available or wait until your registration expires to request this plate option at the time of renewal.

Completed hard copy applications and a $10 ($20 if requesting personalized plate) deposit should be submitted to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.  Check only – no cash please.  Submit to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Attn: Jasmine Scott, 101 N. 14th Street, 17th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

We welcome your support and with your help we will continue to lead the way as the best state for all veterans to live, work and thrive. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to Beverly VanTull, 804-297-8783, or Beverly.VanTull@dvs.virginia.gov.

Daniel Gade, PhD
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