Former Prisoner of War (POW) specialty license plates are available to eligible applicants at no fee (limit one set per applicant).  To qualify for Former POW specialty license plates, you must be a Missouri resident who has served in and was honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.

How to Apply for Regular Former POW License Plates

To apply for Former POW license plates, you will need to submit:

  1. A completed and signed Application for Missouri Military Personalized License Plates, form DOR-4601, and
  2. Proof of eligibility, such as:
    • A POW member card; or
    • A statement from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, no more than six months old, stating you are a former prisoner of war.

Personalized Former POW License Plates

If you prefer, your Former POW license plates can be personalized, instead of having a “stock” configuration. Even if you choose personalized plates, there is no personalized plate fee. Simply check the appropriate box on the form, and submit up to six configuration choices on the form.

Former POW License Plates with the Wheelchair Accessibility Symbol

If you are requesting the wheelchair accessibility symbol on the license plate (to allow parking in disabled parking spots), you must also submit an original signed Physician’s Statement for Disabled License Plates/Placard (DOR-1776) from an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed physician, chiropractor, podiatrist, physical therapist, or optometrist, stating that the disability is permanent. The physician’s statement is valid for 90 days after completion by the physician.