Legislation by Assembly Member Frazier Will Help Improve the Lives of California Veterans

Assembly Bill 935, authored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley), was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2014. Beginning on Veterans Day of 2015, this legislation will allow a veteran to apply for a California driver’s license or identification card with a designation that clearly identifies the individual as a veteran. The details are still being worked out between the DMV and CalVet, and the required application form is still being developed and will not be available until early November 2015.

The form will require local County Veterans Service Office certification in order to verify service. You will be required to provide either a certified or original copy of your Report of Separation or DD-214. There are no exceptions to this requirement, so if you do not have either a certified or original copy, you may contact the office and we can help you get one. Be advised that it can take up to four to six weeks for you to receive it.

The DMV will charge a one-time fee of $5.00 to add the designation to a license or identification card; after that, it will be on subsequent renewals at no cost. (Links to DMV will be posted as soon as they are available)


Executive Director, CAVSA