DMV Now Offers Veterans Plate Online!

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Customers can now easily show their support for California Veterans

May 17, 2011

Sacramento –The California Veteran special interest license plates can now be easily ordered through the DMV’s online services with a click of a mouse.  Proceeds of these popular specialty plates go to the Veterans Service Office Fund and are used to expand important veteran services statewide.

“We are pleased to now offer the sale of Veterans plates online to our customers,” said George Valverde, Director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. “These plates reflect the rich and storied history of the contributions of California Veterans.”

The plates are available in sequential (original $30/renewal $30) as well as personalized (original $40/renewal $30).

“Veterans plates make it easy for Californians to show their support and pride in the men and women of our military, National Guard, Reserve Services and our veterans,” said Peter James Gravett, Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

Since the inception of the Veterans plate program in 1995, approximately 24,500 Veteran plates have been issued resulting in $6.8 million raised and distributed by the California Department of Veterans Affairs to benefit participating county veteran service offices and to commemorate veteran organizations.

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With the new “DMV NOW” Smartphone applications for the Android and iPhone, customers on the go are now able to make appointments, find a local field office, and take sample driving tests among many other options.

And, customers making advance appointments will automatically receive a courtesy reminder call three days in advance of their scheduled appointment. DMV’s “Appointment Notify” telephone system reminds customers about the date, time, field office location and type of appointment.

Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (, including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133. DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

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