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August recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

August recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

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August recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

August recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

By David Woodfill / ADOT Communications
August 31, 2023
Five license plates displayed on a white background.

Some folks view license plates as just a series of letters and numbers, but others see them as modes of expressing one's values, hobbies and interests.

In Arizona we have more than 90 specialty license plates featuring a wide range of causes or charities. To boost awareness, we spotlight one specialty license plate a week on social media.

Here are the plates that were featured in August:

  • Arizona Agriculture:  $17 goes to the Arizona Future Farmers of  America which provides premier leadership, personal growth and career success opportunities for students enrolled in agricultural education programs in Arizona.
  • Arizona Cardinals: Proceeds go to Cardinals Charities which supports programs designed to improve the lives of children, women and minorities in Arizona.
  • Fiesta Bowl: Proceeds go to support charities and programs across the state of Arizona designed to support youth, sports, and education.
  • Distinguished Flying Cross: Proceeds go to a special fund to benefit Veterans in Arizona.
  • Arizona Highways: Proceeds go to the Arizona Highways magazine.

Join the conversation on social media by letting us know what plate you have chosen and why!

All specialty license plates can be viewed and purchased at azmvdnow.gov/plates.

 

July recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

July recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

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July recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

July recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

By David Woodfill / ADOT Communications
July 31, 2023
Three spotlights shine on four specialty license plates.

Arizona residents can choose from more than 90 specialty license plates featuring a range of worthy causes or charities. To create extra awareness – and highlight the worthy causes that specialty license plates support – we’ve been showcasing one specialty license plate each week on social media.

We call this the "Specialty Plate Spotlight" and here are the plates that were featured in July:

  • Arizona Rodeo: Proceeds from this plate goes to promoting and preserving the history of the Arizona Rodeo.
  • Woman Veteran Navy: Money from these purchases goes toward Arizona's Veterans’ Donation Fund.
  • Share the Road: This plate benefits the Rob Dollar Foundation & Uphill Into The Wind.
  • Habitat for Humanity: This plate benefits Arizona families in need of decent, affordable housing.

Each plate purchase provides $17 of the annual $25 cost to the charitable organizations they spotlight. Join the conversation on social media by letting us know what plate you have chosen and why!

All specialty license plates can be viewed and purchased at azmvdnow.gov/plates.

 

May recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

May recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

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May recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

May recap: Specialty Plate Spotlight

By David Woodfill / ADOT Communications
May 31, 2023
Arizona Specialty Plate Spotlight selections for May

SpSpecialty license plates are more than just a means of identifying a vehicle; they are a canvas for personal expression.

Each week, we feature a specialty plate on our social media platforms with the goal of drawing attention to the worthy cause or charity that benefits from that particular specialty plate. (Did you know that $17 of the annual $25 cost of a specialty license plate goes to a charitable organization?)

We call this the "Specialty Plate Spotlight" and here are the plates that were featured in May:

  • Early Detection Saves Lives: Money for this plate goes to a special fund administered by the Arizona Department of Health Services for breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic awareness and outreach services in Arizona.
  • End Alzheimer's: Money goes to research to promote the scientific understanding and early detection of Alzheimer's disease and to educate the Arizona residents about disease management.
  • Support Our Schools: Money goes to Arizona public educators who propose extraordinary activities, projects or lessons for students in K-8. 
  • Thunderbird Charities:  Money goes to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area.
  • Amateur Radio Operators: Money goes to a special fund for college scholarships, youth programs, and emergency response communications.

Have you purchased either of these plates? What are your reasons for supporting the cause you chose? Let us know on social media.

All specialty license plates can be viewed and purchased at azmvdnow.gov.

 

Tax savings coming soon to eligible Purple Heart Recipients 

Tax savings coming soon to eligible Purple Heart Recipients 

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Tax savings coming soon to eligible Purple Heart Recipients 

Tax savings coming soon to eligible Purple Heart Recipients 

September 20, 2022

PHOENIX – Beginning later this month, qualified veterans will be eligible to receive a tax exemption for a vehicle or trailer.

A change to state law approved in the most recent Arizona legislative session will grant a full VLT exemption to a Purple Heart recipient that was honorably discharged from military service on one vehicle or trailer beginning September 24, 2022. Proof of honorable discharge and award of a Purple Heart Medal is required.  

“The Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division is proud to support our veterans,” MVD Director Eric Jorgensen said. “This new VLT exemption is another way to honor and show our gratitude to those veterans wounded in combat defending our freedom.” 

The Purple Heart VLT Exemption can be used on one vehicle and a customer may also apply another applicable VLT exemption, such as the 100% disabled veteran VLT exemption, to other vehicles the customer owns. 

The qualified individual’s name must be on the title. To see if you qualify for this exemption, visit azdot.gov. 

Customers can schedule in-office appointments at azmvdnow.gov, the primary online portal for MVD customers. In addition to offering the ability to schedule in-office appointments, AZ MVD Now also allows customers to complete more than two-thirds of all MVD transactions and services, potentially taking away the need to visit an office for many customers.