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Implementation of new WA State Laws impacting Veterans & Families:
  • ​Property Tax Reliefhttps://dor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/Docs/Pubs/SpecialNotices/2019/sn_19_ESSB5160.pdf​
  • Purple Heart License Plates - One Purple Heart License Plate and all applicable fees (including annual registration fees) is provided at no cost to eligible veterans.  

    Current plate holders with a registration expiration date on or after July 28, 2019 will not receive a renewal notice and will not need to take any action, however if their registration expiration date was before July 28th, they will have received a renewal notice in the mail and are still required to pay the applicable fees. After July 28th, any new applicants or current plate holders that qualify for the fee exemptions will not need to update or renew their record at the normal renewal time next year. 

    *Please note that the exemptions only apply to the first Purple Heart plate that applicants receive.  Additional Purple Heart Plates may be purchased and eligible veterans will pay regular annual registration and special license plate fees.

  • Gold Star License Plates - One Gold Star License Plate and all applicable fees (including annual registration fees) is provided at no cost to eligible Gold Star Parents. 

    Current plate holders with a registration expiration date on or after July 28, 2019 will not receive a renewal notice and will not need to take any action, however if their registration expiration date was before July 28th, they will have received a renewal notice in the mail and are still required to pay the applicable fees. After July 28th, any new applicants or current plate holders that qualify for the fee exemptions will not need to update or renew their record at the normal renewal time next year. 

    *Gold Star Widows / Widowers already receive one Gold Star Plate at no cost.  Children and siblings will still pay applicable plate and licensing fees.

Check out these NEW WDVA Programs!

Apprenticeship

Veterans Peer Corps / Peer Mentor Program

Veterans Farm / Veterans in Agriculture

Veterans ID Cards

From Washington State: You can get a Veteran designation on your driver licenses or ID card. It's free if you're only changing your Veterans status.Bring your DD Form 214 that shows "honorable" or "general under honorable conditions" status to a driver licensing office. If you don't have your DD Form 214 you can request your military service records online, by mail, or by fax (archives.gov).

From the Federal VA:

From DOD: http://www.cac.mil/uniformed-services-id-card/

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Choice Act:

Find out what you need to know about the new Choice Act!

Call 1-866- 606-8198 or visit http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/index.asp