Additional Information

When can I order my Arizona Centennial License Plate?

Will be available for order from the Motor Vehicle Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation either online on October 30 at  or at any MVD or Authorized Third Party office on October 31, 2011.

Can I personalize my  special license plate?

Yes, the license plate is available both as a non-personalized and as a personalized plate where you choose the letter/number combination that will appear on your plate. The maximum number of characters allowed for a personalized (letters and/or numbers) license plate is seven. Plates with the disability symbol are limited to six characters. You may check the availability of your personalized plate idea online at  before placing your order. All personalized plate choices must be approved by ADOT.

How many license plates will I receive?

You will be issued one license plate with the exception of personalized plates which have two plates that are issued.

What will I pay?

The cost of the license plate is $25 for the initial application fee and $25 per annual renewal. Personalized plates have an additional $25 fee (for a total of $50 annually).

I already have a personalized plate number. Can I keep my personalized number, but switch to this specialty license plate?

Yes, if you wish to keep the same plate number, you must visit any MVD or Authorized Third Party office. You cannot make the change online. You will pay the $25 fee for your new license plate.

How will I receive my license plate?

License plate orders will be mailed to you. There is a postage and handling fee of $3 for personalized (two plates) and $2.49 for non-personalized (one plate). Please allow four to six weeks for processing personalized plate orders.

When is my annual license plate renewal fee due?

Your license plate renewal fee is due each year at the same time as your vehicle registration. A special plate can be ordered at any time with the initial fees due at the time of ordering. The annual fee would be due at the regular time of renewal. If your registration expires within the next three months, you have the option to renew your registration early before submitting the license plate application in order to avoid the first annual renewal special plate fee.

I bought a vehicle and have a temporary paper license plate, can I order my license plate now?

No, you must wait until you receive your metal plate in the mail. Then you may order online, by mail or in an MVD or Authorized Third Party office.

What if I order a license plate at the same time I renew my registration online?

You will first receive a registration and tab with your current plate number for use until you receive the new license plate in the mail. The new plate will come with a new tab and registration. Please note that the new tab and registration will be enclosed in the window portion of the envelope that contains the plates.

Can I apply for a license plate for a vehicle registered out-of-state?

No, Arizona special plates are for Arizona-registered vehicles only.

May I purchase a license plate for someone as a gift?

Yes, as long as the vehicle is registered in Arizona and ADOT’s eligibility requirements are met.

Can I purchase a license plate for my motorcycle or golf cart?

No, the small-sized license plates are available only for regular plates and for a limited number of special plates.

Can I order my  license plate with a disability symbol?

Yes, you can add the disability symbol to either a standard or personalized license plate. See ADOT’s Plates and Placards page. On a personalized plate, there are only six characters to accommodate for the disability symbol. There is no fee for ordering any license with the disability symbol, just the requirement to submit the Disability-Hearing Impaired Plate/Placard Application either by mail or at any MVD or Authorized Third Party office. The disability plate cannot be ordered online.

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