The initial registration fee is $40, of which $12 goes to cover the state’s production cost of the plate and $28 returns to MFH. Note that your $28 is a tax-deductible charitable donation! There is an additional one-time $20 swap fee charged by the state when applicants pick up their plate at their local RMV. A renewal fee set by the State of Massachusetts will be due every two years. For future renewals, the entire fee is tax-deductible and will support the programs and services of MFH, with 25% supporting the Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts transportation program.
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Do you have to be a Veteran to be eligible for this plate?
No, anyone can purchase this plate and show their respect for our Fallen Heroes and support Veterans and Families of the Fallen.
How often are Special Plates renewed?
The special plates are renewed every two years, just like regular license plates.
Where does my money go?
Revenue generated from the license plate will be used for funding the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial and vital programs and services for Families of the Fallen and Veterans through our Veterans Edge program. Additionally, 25% of the proceeds will go toward funding the Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts to help fund their transportation program.
Do you have to be a Massachusetts resident to purchase the plate?
No, anyone with a car registered in the state of Massachusetts may purchase the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes specialty plate.
Is any vehicle eligible for the Specialty Plate?
These plates are for passenger vehicles only. In addition, your registration must be active and in good standing. You must be the registered owner of the vehicle.
Can I get this Specialty Plate on my commercial vehicle?
Not yet. There is legislation being proposed that would allow commercial vehicles to be able to have a specialty plate.
Can I put this new Specialty Plate on my leased vehicle?
Yes, however you must purchase at the RMV. Leased vehicles cannot order online.
Can I get this new Specialty Plate for my motorcycle?
Not yet. There is legislation being proposed that would allow motorcycles to be able to have a specialty plate.
What is the easiest way to purchase a Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Specialty License Plate?
Where do I pick up my Massachusetts Fallen Heroes specialty plate and what do I do with my old plates?
If you pre-ordered a plate, you should have received a letter from the RMV detailing where and how to pick up your plates.
Please remember to bring the following when you go:
$20 swap fee for the state (it must be in the form of cash or check).
A Massachusetts RMV-3 form from your insurance carrier. If you call them to request it, they typically can furnish it via e-mail or fax quite quickly — it is a standard form. Please indicate you are requesting it for a plate swap.