New design for license plates for Maine veterans

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) A new design for veterans license plates will be unveiled this Sunday in Bangor.

The plates will now feature red stripes across the top and bottom with a field of three stars in the upper left.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will show off the new look during the Bangor Band's annual Veterans Day concert at the Cole Land Transportation Museum.

Sample plates will be available that day for veterans to take home as wall-hangers.

The new design for special veteran plates and disability special veteran plates will be available starting next week.

The requirements for veterans' plates and decals will remain the same and can be seen on the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website.

Beginning Nov. 13, all registrants with veterans’ plates that display the red “V” will be required to switch to the new plate design upon renewal.

If they wish to change over to the new design prior to their registration renewal date, a fee of $5/plate will be charged.

Vanity plates will be allowed, and current registrants can choose to retain their plate number in the new design for a fee of $15.

The new veterans’ plates will be available in most town offices.

However, anyone wishing to retain their current number or get a vanity plate must contact the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

If you have questions, you can call the BMV at 624-9000.