Secretary of State
Michigan is proud to offer the Gold Star Family plate to immediate family members of military personnel who lost their lives in combat. Immediate family includes the deceased veteran's spouse, father, stepfather, mother, stepmother, foster parent, brother (including half brother), sister including half sister), child, and stepchild.
The plate is available in the standard design. The fee is $5. If you are purchasing an original plate or replacing an existing plate when renewing, other registration fees may apply. You may also personalize your plate for an additional fee.
Gold Star Family plates can only be used on passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, and motor homes. Motorcycles, trailers and vehicles used commercially are not eligible.
Eligible family members interested in obtaining a Gold Star Family plate may apply at their local Secretary of State office by submitting a completed Application for Gold Star Family License Plate.