The 10 most popular speciality license plates in Arizona for 2022

The 10 most popular speciality license plates in Arizona for 2022

By Alexis Potter / ADOT Communications
February 2, 2023

Almost anywhere you go, you’re bound to see one. Many Arizona drivers put specialty license plates on their cars to show support for their favorite sports teams, causes and more, all while supporting organizations working to better our state.

From education to firefighters to the Phoenix Suns, there are more than 70 specialty plates to choose from and they’re becoming more and more popular each year. More than 770,000 specialty plates were ordered in calendar year 2022 – about 67,000 more than in 2021.

We tallied up the numbers and here are the 10 most popular specialty plates in Arizona for 2022:Top 10 specialty license plates of 2022

  1. Veterans
  2. First Responders
  3. Arizona Highways
  4. Arizona Cardinals
  5. Military/Freedom
  6. Route 66
  7. Arizona State University
  8. University of Arizona
  9. Golden Rule
  10. “In God We Trust”

Veterans plates were once again the most popular in 2022. There are many different plates for Arizona veterans and their immediate family members, including for each branch of the military. The profits from these plates go toward a special fund to benefit veterans in the state.

The rest of the list also stayed pretty consistent from 2021 to 2022, though the Arizona Highways specialty plate moved into the top three. The funds generated from this specialty plate help support Arizona Highway Magazine and its mission of promoting tourism in Arizona, according to its website

Four new specialty plates – Arizona Rodeo, Make-A-Wish Arizona, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Arizona – became available in December of 2021 and four more were introduced during 2022: Arizona Education, Congenital Heart Defect Awareness, Thunderbirds Charities and Arizona 4-H.New specialty license plates

Specialty plates cost $25 for an initial fee and annual renewal, with $17 of the fee going directly to the charitable organization. To order your own specialty plate and support a great cause, visit to view the options and pick a plate!

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