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US Armed Forces Retired


  • Code Section: 32-6-290, 32-6-250.1, and 32-6-231.1
  • Primary Tag Type(s): RM
  • Secondary Tag Type(s):
    • 01 (Disability Access)
    • MC (Motorcycle Pre-numbered)
    • M1 (Motorcycle Disability)
  • Series Began: August 2008

Retired military persons retired under honorable conditions, National Guard retirees, and retired military reservists may purchase license plates in this category. In addition, the spouse of a retired military member or retired reservist may be issued one (1) retired military distinctive license plate for the remainder of their lifetime or until they remarry, upon payment of the regular registration fees and taxes.

The plates may not be personalized.

The distinctive license plate follows the owner and is 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

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

The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may obtain the plate.

The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may retain the plate.

There is no limit to the number of plates the registrant may obtain.

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

Required Documentation

  • Retired military persons must provide a DD214 form.
  • Retired National Guardsmen must provide an NGB Form 22 or Notice of Eligibility for Retired Pay at Age 60 (20 year letter).
  • Retired military reservists must provide a Notice of Eligibility for Retired Pay at Age 60 (20 year letter).
  • A spouse must provide a dependent ID card.

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


  • Registration: $15.00-$105.00 depending on the type of vehicle registered.
  • Additional fees: $3.00 in the years in which a metal plate is issued
  • The net proceeds of the $3 are distributed to the Alabama Veterans’ Assistance Fund.