Disabled Veteran Plate

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AUTHORITY:
Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 55-4-256,  55-21-104,  55-6-107, 55-4-250 (Fees: 55-4-103(f)(2), 55-4-103(f)(3)55-4-111(a)(1) Class B, 55-4-132(a) and 55-4-20455-4-201, 55-4-202, 55-4-203(c)(4), 55-4-25955-4-271


PLATE CATEGORY: Memorial

 

CLASS CODES:

PLATE NAME

CLASS CODE

DISABLED VETERAN WITH WHEELCHAIR  (NO FEE)

3070 2019

DISABLED VETERAN WITH WHEELCHAIR  (FULL FEE)

3071 2019

DISABLES VETERAN WITH WHEELCHAIR (REDUCED FEE)

3072 2019

DISABLED VETERAN WITH OUT WHEELCHAIR

(This plate will no longer be manufactured)

3080 2007

DISABLED VETERAN WITH WHEELCHAIR  (NO FEE) MOTORCYCLE

5504 2019

DISABLED VETERAN WITH WHEELCHAIR  (FULL FEE) MOTORCYCLE

5505 2019

DISABLED VETERAN WITH OUT WHEELCHAIR MOTORCYCLE (This plate will no longer be manufactured)

5506 2006

DISABLED VETERAN WITH WHEELCHAIR  (REDUCED FEE) MOTORCYCLE 

5594 2019

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NEW METAL PLATES IN 2019

New metal is being issued on Disabled Veteran license plates. Starting with January 2019 renewals, current registrants will have to get a new metal Disabled Veteran license plate or purchase a different type plate. The old issue year will not be renewable and there will be no new issuances of the old metal plate. 

 Registrants with the class 3070 PERM plate are being sent letters informing them to visit the County Clerk’s office to exchange their old metal plate for the new metal plate. Letters to these registrants will be sent in the month of the initial issuance of their plate. 

 These registrants should show photo identification as the plate may only be issued to the registrant or to an individual with Power of Attorney to act on behalf of the registrant. 

Registrants will receive renewal notices indicating new metal for their 2nd and 3rd+ plates (cls 3071 & cls 3072).   

Below is a sample of the letter that class 3070 registrant’s will receive:

NEW METAL PLATE ORDERS:


Attached at the bottom of this page is a document indicating the total number of class 3070 registrants in each county. Vehicle Services is shipping this total amount to the counties this month, but letters informing registrants of the new metal plate will be sent based on the month of initial issuance of the plate. On the spreadsheet, the column for “ISSUE MONTH” indicates the number of registrants by month, by county (i.e. 1=January, 2=February, 3=March, etc.).

 

TRANSACTION INFORMATION:

When processing the transaction for issuing new metal to class 3070 registrants, use Transaction 17. We have been informed that the barcode is not currently populating the record information, so for letters dated 2/1/19, the record data must be keyed manually. If a county fee populates on the payment screen, this fee may be removed by override. BIS has informed us that the barcode issue will be fixed before future letters are mailed.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:            

Owners or lessees of passenger motor vehicles who are residents of the State of Tennessee who are disabled veterans,

  1. Having served in the military, naval, marine or air services of the United states, AND
  2. Who is entitled to compensation under the laws administered by the veterans’ administration for any of the following 4 reasons due to disability incurred in or aggravated by active service
    • Loss or permanent loss of use of one or both feet, OR
    • Loss or permanent loss of use of one or both hands, OR
    • Permanent impairment of vision of both eyes, as follows
      • Central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye, with
        corrective glasses
      • Central visual acuity of more than 20/200 if there is a field defect in
        which the peripheral field has contracted to such an extent that the widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater
        than twenty degrees in the better eye, OR
    • Any other service connected disability that is determined by the veterans’
      administration to constitute a one hundred percent (100%) permanent total
      disability or compensated at 100% OR
    • A letter from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs verifying that the veteran was rated permanent and totally disabled with an effective date (The precise language may vary slightly, but a permanent and total rating always means that the veteran is being compensated at 100%).

NOTES:

  • If applicant is also a Purple Heart Award recipient, may elect in the alternative the
    Purple Heart license plate
  • One plate can be issued free of charge (automobile or motorcycle)
  • Additional plates may be purchased at the regular fee
  • Only one free plate, the second plate is reduced and any additional plates are
    regular cost
  • This plate can only be issued to the qualifying member or in the case of joint ownership, the qualifying member and their spouse. They cannot obtain the plate if the vehicle is co-owned with someone other than the qualifying member’s spouse.

 PERSONALIZATION: This plate cannot be personalized.

 

 

 

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