License Plates and Placards

License Plates and Placards

Personalized/Specialty Plates

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Select and order personalized and specialty plates online at

If your selection requires additional documentation and you are unable to order online you may fill out a special plate application. Please allow up to six weeks for processing.

Note: Personalized and specialty plate fees are due in full when vehicle registration expires regardless of when the plates are purchased. 

Displaying Your Plate

It is unlawful to alter or modify an Arizona license plate. Your plate must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle with the following requirements: 

  • Must be displayed so the license plate is clearly legible, securely attached to prevent swinging and at a height at least 12 inches from the ground to the bottom of the plate. The name of the state at the top of the plate cannot be obscured or covered. 
  • Temporary issued placards must also be displayed per the same requirements.

Plate Replacement

Replace your plate online at

  • If it is damaged, deteriorated, or unreadable, it will be replaced with the same numbers and letters.
  • If it has been lost or stolen, it will be replaced with new numbers and letters. 

You may also contact MVD or visit an Authorized Third Party office. A $5 fee will be charged (plus postage and handling). 

To transact by mail, send the plate application, with a check or money order for $5, plus postage and handling listed on the form.

For additional information, please see our Vehicle Services FAQ.

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