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Gold Star License Plates

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.

Payment of an initial fee of fifteen dollars, of which ten dollars is to be deposited in the highway tax distribution fund and five dollars is to be deposited in the veterans' cemetery maintenance fund.

One set of plates may be issued to an eligible family member.

Personalized plates
A qualified applicant may choose a personalized plate not exceeding a total of five (5) characters and spaces. This requires a fee of $25 per year in addition to the veteran plate fee and the annual registration fee.

Check availability of personalized plate

How to apply:

  • Complete form: SFN 59183 Application for North Dakota Gold Star Plate
  • Include documentation:
    • Proof of Service members' death while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict
    • Proof of survivors qualifying relationship Obituary, birth certificates, marriage license, etc.
  • Mail to:
    • ND-Department of Veterans Affairs
      4201 38th St. SW Ste. 104
      PO Box 9003 Fargo ND 58106-9003

Upon approval of the ND-Department of Veterans Affairs the application will be signed and mailed back to the applicant. The applicant will then need to submit the application to the DOT with payment.