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Disabled Veteran


A resident of Alabama who is a service-connected disabled veteran may purchase license plates in this category.

Prior to purchasing this plate the veteran must provide a US Department of Veterans Affairs disability rating certification and one of the following:

  • proper identification card
  • DD214
  • Affidavit from Veteran Affairs

The Application for Disability Access Parking Privileges must be provided to obtain the disability access license plate.

Disabled veterans are not required to obtain the Disabled Veteran distinctive license plate in order to claim the registration fee exemption/reduction.

The plates may not be personalized.

The plates in this category are not transferable between vehicle owners.

This plate may be displayed upon the following types of vehicles:

  • Private passenger automobiles
  • pickup trucks
  • motorcycles
  • pleasure motor vehicles (i.e., recreational vehicles) not exceeding 12,000 pounds gross vehicle weight
  • Veterans qualifying for the $5 plate may display the plate on all weight pleasure motor vehicles.

The license plate design changes every five (5) years.

The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may not obtain the plate

The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may not retain the plate.

If the veteran qualifies under Sections 40-12-244 or 40-12-254, they are limited to one (1) license plate. If the veteran qualifies under Section 32-6-130, there is no limit on the number of plates issued.

Individual plates are ordered On Demand through the Plate Reservation and Ordering System (PROS). Counties may place bulk orders are placed using the Alabama Inventory Management System (AIMS).



Disability rating Discount
10% or higher disability First plate exempt from registration fees (Section 40-12-244)
Over 50% disability or vehicle has special mechanical control devices $5.00 annual fee (Section 32-6-130)
Vehicle all or partly paid for by US Department of Veterans Affairs First plate exempt from registration fees and ad valorem tax (Section 40-12-254)


The net proceeds of the $5 annual fee (Section 32-6-130) shall be distributed to the Department of Revenue to defray the cost of issuing the plates.