Disabled parking placards and plates, disabled veterans
Disabled Veteran Eligibility
Texas residents, who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and who, because of military service, receive compensation from the Federal Government for a service-connected disability of at least 50% or at least 40% due to the amputation of a lower extremity are entitled to receive Disabled Veteran (DV) License Plates. The fee for the first set of DV License Plates is $3 (no annual registration fee required). Additional sets may be obtained for the annual registration fee and other applicable fees. A veteran who qualifies for DV plates may register a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 18,000 lbs. or less. Only first set DV plates ($3) without the ISA may be issued to a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight greater than 18,000 lbs. Vehicles must be used for the veteran's own personal use and:
- Titled in Texas, or issued an RPO in the name of the veteran (joint ownership is allowed).
- If titled in a name other than that of the veteran, the veteran must have the legal right of possession and control of the vehicle; and it must operate for the veteran's own personal use.
- If the veteran has a leased vehicle, the county will verify the lease agreement.
Disabled Veteran License Plates
The words “Disabled Veteran U.S. Armed Forces” appears at the bottom of each license plate. The disabled veteran may opt for one set of general issue license plates for the $3 fee in lieu of DV plates; the county must contact the Special Plates Unit in order for the plates to be issued. The applicant must surrender their current $3 set of DV plates, if applicable. For each set of DV plates issued, the applicant may also obtain a disabled parking placard. The Application for Persons with Disabilities Parking Placard and/or License Plate (VTR-214) is not required.