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Bureau of Motor Vehicles

myBMV > Plates and Registrations > Indiana's Standard and Distinctive License Plates > Indiana's Standard License Plates > Historic Vehicle > Military Vehicle Registration Requirements Military Vehicle Registration Requirements

A military vehicle is a historic vehicle that:

  • Was originally manufactured for military use;
  • Is at least 25 years old; and
  • Is privately owned.

The military vehicle identification number may be displayed in lieu of a license plate. The military vehicle identification number must be stenciled on the military vehicle in white or yellow letters and numbers in accordance with applicable military regulations.

A Historic license plate is registered to the military vehicle and a Certificate of Registration with the military registration number indicated is issued.  The Historic license plate and Certificate of Registration must be carried in the vehicle at all times, including any renewal year stickers.  The registration must be renewed annually.

A military vehicle registration fee is charged only upon first-time registration of the military vehicle. A registration fee is not charged in subsequent renewals, however, excise tax, county and municipal tax are due.

Learn more about vehicle registration fees and taxes

Military vehicle registrations are processed by BMV Central Office. Prior to submitting each application, verify required information is included.

Download the complete Military Vehicle Registration application checklist