MILITARY ERA LICENSE PLATES - OVERVIEW

AUTHORITY:
Tenn. Code Ann. Section 55-4-253, 55-4-201, 55-4-202, 55-4-203,(Fees: 55-4-103(f)(2), 55-4-103(f)(3), 55-4-111(a)(1) Class B, 55-4-132(a), and 55-4-204 )

DESCRIPTION:
Military Era License Plates shall be issued to honorably discharged veterans or civilian veterans
authorized by the above T.C.A. statute that did not receive the actual campaign medal but served
during that particular war.

An “Under Honorable” discharge does not meet the qualifications for plates requiring an “Honorably Discharged” status.

LIST OF MILITARY ERA LICENSE PLATES:
1. World War II Era Veteran – 12/07/1941 – 12/31/1946.   Class Code/Issue Yr - 3676; 5605 (motorcycle)


2. Korean War Era Veteran – 06/27/1950 – 01/31/1955.  Class Code/Issue Yr - 3666; 5600 (motorcycle)


3. Desert Storm Era Veteran – 08/02/1990 – Future date to be set by law or
Presidential Proclamation.  Class Code/Issue Yr - 3671; 5601 (motorcycle)


4. Bosnia Era Veteran – 04/06/1992 – 12/14/1995. Class Code/Issue Yr - 3661; 5603 (motorcycle) 


5. Operation Iraqi Freedom Era Veteran – 03/19/2003 – 08/31/2010.  Class Code/Issue Yr - 3926; 5599 (motorcycle)


6. Operation Enduring Freedom Era Veteran – 09/11/2001 - TBD.  Class Code/Issue Yr - 3929; 5606 (motorcycle)


7. Operation New Dawn Era Veteran – 09/01/2010 – 12/31/2011.  Class Code/Issue Yr - 3932; 5602 (motorcycle)


8. Vietnam Era Veteran – 02/28/1961 – 05/07/1975.  Class Code/Issue Yr - 3085/2014; 5604/2014 (motorcycle) 

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9. Cold War Era Veteran – 03/12/1947 – 12/26/1991.  Class Code/Issue Yr - 3933/2018; 5614/2018 (motorcycle)

 

10. Somalia Era Veteran - 12/5/1992 - 3/3/1994. Class Code/Issue Yr - 3023/2019

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11. Operation Inherent Resolve Era - 6/15/2014 - Present. Class Code/Issue Yr - 3027/2019

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NOTE:
• Applicant must provide documentation of being honorably discharged or civilian veteran serving during the applicable era.
• Available for passenger vehicles or motorcycles (if applicable)
• An eligible registration may obtain the initial plate for a passenger vehicle with the fee of
$29.80 and the renewal thereafter $26.50.
• An eligible registration may obtain the initial plate for a motorcycle with the fee of $23.75 and
the renewal thereafter $19.50.

PERSONALIZATION:

Maximum characters available to personalize:          5

To personalize a plate, the applicant must complete the Application for Tennessee Personalized License Plate and submit the application directly to the Vehicle Services Division. 

PLATE DESCRIPTION:

Bosnia Era Veteran - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a private
passenger motor vehicle and are honorary discharged veterans and civilian veterans who served
during the time that the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia occurred but who do not qualify for
issuance of the Bosnia Veteran plate. The applicant will be required to show proof of service. The
annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual
fee for motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be
personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3661; 5603 (motorcycle)

Korean War Era Veteran - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a
private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans and civilian veterans who
served during the time that the Korean War occurred but who do not qualify for issuance of the
Korean War Veteran plate. An applicant must provide proof of service. The annual fee for
automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual fee for
motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be
personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3666; 5600 (motorcycle)

Desert Storm Era Veteran - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are
registering a private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans and civilian
veterans who served during the time that Operation Desert Storm occurred but who do not qualify
for issuance of the Desert Storm Veteran plate. Applicants must provide proof of service. The
annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual
fee for motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be
personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3671; 5601 (motorcycle)

Operation Enduring Freedom Era - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are
registering a private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans who served
during Operation Enduring Freedom but who do not qualify for issuance of the Operation Enduring
Freedom plate. Applicants must provide proof of service. The annual fee for automobile
registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual fee for motorcycle
registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3929; 5606 (motorcycle)

Operation Iraqi Freedom Era - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans who served during the time that Operation Iraqi Freedom occurred but who do not qualify for issuance of the Operation Iraqi Freedom plate. Applicants must provide proof of service. The annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual fee for motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3926; 5599 (motorcycle)                                                       

Operation New Dawn Era - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a
private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans who served during Operation New Dawn but who do not qualify for issuance of the Operation New Dawn Veteran plate. Applicants must provide proof of service. The annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual fee for motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3932; 5602 (motorcycle)

Vietnam Era Veteran - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans and civilian veterans who served during the time that Vietnam occurred but who do not qualify for issuance of the Vietnam Veteran plate. Applicants will be required to show proof of service. The annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual fee for motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3085; 5604 (motorcycle)

World War II Era Veteran - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a
private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans and civilian veterans who
served during the time that World War II occurred but who do not qualify for issuance of the World War II Veteran plate. Applicants will be required to show proof of service. The annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual fee for motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3676; 5605 (motorcycle)

Cold War Era Veteran - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a
private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans who served during the period between the announcement of the Truman Doctrine on March 12, 1947, and the collapse of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991, with this period being known as the Cold War. Applicants will be required to show proof of service. The annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The annual fee for motorcycle registration is $19.50 with an initial fee of $23.75 required. The plate cannot be personalized.
For office use only: Class Code - 3933; 5614 (motorcycle)

Somalia Era Veteran - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans who served during the time that the peacekeeping mission in Somalia occurred but who do not qualify for issuance of the Somalia Veteran plate. Applicants will be required to show proof of service. The annual fee for
automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The plate cannot be personalized. For office use only: Class Code - 3023

Operation Inherent Resolve Era - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering a private passenger motor vehicle and are honorably discharged veterans who served during Operation Inherent Resolve but who do not qualify for issuance of the Operation Inherent Resolve plate. Applicants will be required to show proof of service. The annual fee for automobile registration is $26.50 with an initial fee of $29.80 required. The plate cannot be personalized. For office use only: Class Code - 3027

 

 

 

 

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