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Military Vehicle Registration Requirement

A person may choose to display the military vehicle identification number in lieu of a license plate. The military vehicle registration number must be stenciled on the military vehicle in white or yellow letters and numbers in accordance with applicable military regulations. A military vehicle must be originally manufactured for military use, at least 25 years old, and be privately owned. A Certificate of Registration with the military registration number indicated is issued and must be carried in the vehicle at all times.

Applications for military vehicle registrations must be processed by the BMV Central Office. Applications for military vehicle titles may be processed at any branch or through the BMV Central Office. Prior to submitting each application, verify all required information is included by completing the Military Vehicle Registration Application Checklist.

A military vehicle registration fee is charged only upon first-time registration, however the registration must be renewed annually. The registration fee is not charged in subsequent renewals, but excise tax and county and municipal tax are due.

Learn more about vehicle registration fees and taxes