Veterans license plates are not free in most states and require fees for the initial cost of the plate, which vary depending on the state of issuance. Additional fees apply for personalized license plates.
For example, a veterans plate in Pennsylvania costs $20, with an additional $100 fee for personalization. In New York, a standard plate costs $38.75, with no charge for annual renewal. A personalized plate costs $70 for the initial fee, and $31.25 for annual renewal. In Texas, veterans plates are free to active personnel and retired personnel who served for at least 20 years, while disabled veterans plates cost $3.