How to Get a Personalized License Plate in Arkansas

Are you witty, fun and creative? Do you want to be the only driver in the state of Arkansas with a specific license plate? You can, when you create a personalized license plate. If you want to display your wit and wisdom to other drivers in the Natural State, read the following steps to learn how to get a personalized license plate in Arkansas.


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    Jot down a few ideas for your personalized license plate.
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    Check out the availability of your choices on the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration website,
    • Go to the "Specialty Plates and Placards" page and click on "Personalized License Plate."
    • Click on "Personalized License Plate Request System."
    • Select "Vehicle Type" from the drop-down box and click "Begin."
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    Download a "Request for Personalized License Plate" form from the "Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration" website.
    • Go to the "Specialty Plates and Placards" page and click on "Personalized License Plate."
    • Click on "Personalization Form" near the bottom of the page.
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    Print out the request form.
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    Mark the appropriate box indicating if you are requesting a personalized license plate for an automobile or a motorcycle.
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    Type or print your name, current address, current license plate number, driver's license number and telephone number.
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    Enter your 3 choices for a personalized license plate.
    • Use up to 6 characters in addition to a space for a total of 7 characters.
    • Place the choices in preference order, as you will be assigned the first available choice.
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    Sign the form.
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    Mail the form and a check or money order for $25 to the Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Motor Vehicle, P.O. Box 1272, Little Rock, AR 72203.
    • Note that the $25 personalized license plate fee is in addition to standard registration fees.
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    Pick up your personalized license plate from the Office of Motor Vehicle when it is ready.
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    Pay the annual registration renewal fee to maintain your personalized license plate.


  • Personalized license plates for motorcycles have a 6-character limit.
  • It takes about 8 to 10 weeks for personalized license plates to be made and mailed to the Office of Motor Vehicle. Orders are placed the first of each month, regardless of when the request form is received.
  • Personalized license plates are not mailed to vehicle owners. They must be picked up at the Office of Motor Vehicle.
  • Personalized license plates in Arkansas are available only for passenger cars, trucks and motorcycles.
  • Only one owner of a jointly-owned vehicle needs to sign the request form.


  • No combination of letters and numbers resembling standard-issued license plates are allowed.
  • Availability searches for personalized license plates in Arkansas cannot be conducted by phone.
  • Do not use profanity or vulgarity when entering your choices. Personalized license plate requests deemed offensive will be rejected.
  • Symbols and punctuation marks are not allowed.
  • Do not call your local Revenue Office to inquire about personalized license plate availability. This office does not handle these requests.

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