Nevada Now Offering Fallen Military License Plate To Families Of War Dead

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles announced today that a new license plate honoring fallen military personnel who died of injuries while on active duty is now available to family members.

Fallen Military license plate.

The Fallen Military license plate, authorized in the 2011 legislative session by Senate Bill 154, is now available at all Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The license plate is available to family members of someone who died as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States “…whether or not the person had been discharged from military service at the time of his or her death.”

A family member  may apply for up to two sets of Fallen Military license plates. A family member means a widow, widower, parent, stepparent, grandparent, child, stepchild, sibling, half sibling or step-sibling.

A copy of the Form DD1300 “Report of Casualty,” a death certificate indicating a service related illness, or other documentation indicating the veteran died as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty must be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

No fees other than applicable registration and license fees and Governmental Services Taxes are assessed for the issuance or renewal of a standard Fallen Military license plate.  Fallen Military license plates are available for non-commercial vehicles, motorcycles and trailers.

Fallen Military license plates are not available as personalized license plates.