Military Vehicle Registration Requirement

A military vehicle is a historic vehicle originally manufactured for military use, is at least 25 years old, and is privately owned.

The military vehicle registration number is displayed 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 Certificate of Registration with the military registration number indicated is issued and must be carried in the vehicle at all times.

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

New military vehicle registrations are processed by BMV Central Office. Prior to submitting each application, complete the Military Vehicle Registration application checklist.