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ND License Plates

Benefit Category: State

Yellow Ribbon "Support our Veterans"

Yellow Ribbon Plate

Available to the general public, no Veteran Status required. The plates will help fund the North Dakota Veterans Emergency Needs Charitable Fund.

Disabled American Veteran

Disabled American Vet plate

To be eligible the Department of Veteran Affairs office must sign a letter stating the applicant is 100 percent service related disabled or attesting eligibility under Public Law 663 of the 79th Congress.


POW plate

A veteran, while serving in the U.S. armed forces was a prisoner of war and has received an honorable discharge from the U.S. armed forces, may be issued a special number license plate. On the death of the veteran, the surviving spouse may retain the numbered plate as an active plate.

Gold Star

Gold Star plate

The director (DOT) may issue distinctive number plates to a surviving spouse, parent, including stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, and foster parent who stands or stood in loco parentis, grandparents, child, including stepchild and child through adoption, and sibling, including half-brother and half-sister, of a member of the armed forces of the United States who died while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict.

Purple Heart

Purple Heart plate

Available to those recipients of the Purple Heart award as listed on the DD214 or Certificate.

National Guard

National Guard plate

Distinctive numbered plates may be issued to members of the National Guard. The Adjutant General shall certify those members of the national guard eligible to receive the plates.


Service plate

Individuals eligible for interment in the North Dakota Veterans' Cemetery qualify for these plates.

N.D. Veterans' Cemetery

Distinctive numbered plates may be issued to individuals eligible for interment in the North Dakota Veterans' Cemetery. The surcharge collected will be divided between the Veterans' Cemetery Trust Fund and the Veterans' Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).