How to Get a Personalized License Plate in Arizona

Do you live in Arizona and want to drive around in your own style? You can when you add a personalized license plate to your vehicle. You will be the only driver in the Grand Canyon State with this unique combination of letters and numbers. Just follow the steps below to learn how to get a personalized license plate in Arizona.

Steps

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    Register your vehicle or make sure your existing registration is up to date.
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    Decide what you want your personalized license plate to say.
    • Write down a few ideas in case your first choice is unavailable. You can submit up to 3 choices on the application form.
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    Check personalized license plate availability on the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) customer services website, http://servicearizona.com.
    • Choose a plate style before entering your personalized plate choice. You can pick a standard plate or one of several specialty plates, such as those that reflect images of Arizona sports teams or colleges.
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    Download the Special Plate Application form from the Arizona MVD website, http://mvd.azdot.gov.
    • Print out the form or fill it out online. Note that some plate types cannot be ordered online. Check the Arizona DMV website to see which plates must be ordered by mail. Also, some plate designs are available as standard only and cannot be personalized.
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    Print or type your name, address, vehicle model, make and year, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), current plate and registration expiration date at the top of the application.
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    Check the box beside "Personalized" in the Plate Option Requested section.
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    Select a plate size (full or small) and check the appropriate box.
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    Fill in your personalized plate choices.
    • Use a slash to indicate a half-space and leave a square blank to indicate a full space.
    • Explain what each choice means in the box beside each entry. This section is mandatory.
    • Put your choices in order from most to least desired, as you will be given the first available choice.
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    Sign and date the form. Also include your daytime phone number.
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    Submit the application with payment.
    • The charge for a personalized license plate in Arizona is $50.

Tips

  • Small sized license plates have a 5-character limit.
  • The number of allowable letters and numbers vary by plate design. Some plates can only have 5 or 6 characters.
  • If you check the disability symbol, you must have Form 96-0104 accompany your application. This form must be signed by a physician.
  • Note that the disability symbol counts as one of the 7 allowed characters for a personalized license plate in Arizona.
  • Personalized license plates in Arizona are allowed for commercial vehicles with a declared gross vehicle weight under 26,001 lbs.

Warnings

  • Do not use profanity or any type of offensive language. Any entry deemed offensive will be rejected.
  • If the registration on the vehicle with a personalized license plate expires and is not renewed, the plate must be transferred to another registered vehicle within one year or the plate is canceled and made available to another person.

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Categories: Arizona | Personalized and Specialty License Plates