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ND License Plates

Date of Meeting: October 27, 2020

For the General Public

Veteran status not required.

Yellow Ribbon "Support our Veterans"

These plates help fund the North Dakota Veterans Emergency Needs Charitable Fund.


Bald Eagle

These plates help fund the North Dakota Veterans Post War Trust Fund.


American Flag

These plates help fund the North Dakota Veterans Post War Trust Fund.


Boonie Stomper

These plates help fund the North Dakota Veterans Post War Trust Fund.


For Veterans, Service Members, and Families

Disabled American Veteran

To be eligible the Department of Veteran Affairs office must sign a letter stating the applicant is 100 percent service related disabled.


Prisoner of War

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

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

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


National Guard

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.



Individuals eligible for interment in the North Dakota Veterans' Cemetery qualify for these plates.  The surcharge collected will be divided between the Veterans' Cemetery Trust Fund and the Veterans' Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

Resource Category: Veterans Appreciation

More information about: Recognition and Events