To be eligible the Veteran's Affairs Office must certify the applicant was a Prisoner of War.
SFN 2872 Application for Certificate of Title form must be completed, signed, and returned with the certification letter.
Qualified veterans are eligible for one (excise tax) exempt vehicle licensed with a POW license plate at a time. Plates may not be displayed on a vehicle with a gross weight equal to or exceeding 10,000 lbs.
Upon the death of a former prisoner of war, the surviving spouse may elect to retain the POW plates for their own use until such time as they remarry. However, the surviving spouse is not entitled to the special registration rate for former prisoners of war. The surviving spouse must contact the Motor Vehicle Division to determine the correct registration fees due. Within 30 days of remarriage the surviving spouse must surrender the plates to the Motor Vehicle Division. If requested, a free commemorative plaque will be issued by the division as a keepsake for the family.
Visit the ND Department of Transportation FAQ website for more information.
NDCC 39-04-10.5. Prisoner of war plates - Transfer to certain surviving spouses