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What are service-related license plates?

Service members and their loved ones in Arizona have the option to personalize their motorized vehicle license plate and at the same time support a cause they believe in.

Through the Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) personalized/specialty license plate program, Arizonans can pay a fee to receive a specialty license plate, such as a service-related license plate.

 

Who can get a service-related license plate?

These service-related license plates are intended for veterans, current service members, and their relatives. Some service-related license plates require an application with proof that the person served in the armed forces.

For those who are not veterans or service members but still want to show their support for the military, they may pay for a Military Support/Freedom license plate.

 

How do I apply to get a service-related license plate?

There are two ways to request a service-related license plate. The first way is online through the Arizona Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) - AZMVDNOW.gov. The second way is by visiting a local MVD department. Both methods require paperwork to be submitted and some license plates have strict requirements.

Online

License plates may be purchased online through AZMVDNow, the authorized service website for the Arizona Department of Transportation. On this site a user may create an account by providing either their driver license or ID card number, birthdate, and last 4 digits of their Social Security Number. The website has a section that allows the user to browse and select a license plate of their choosing.

AZMVDNow has images of all available license plates, including their requirements, online.

In-person

An application for a service-related license plate may also be submitted in-person. The same requirements and cost are applied online and in-person.

To find your nearest MVD office and their service hours visit: Service Hours

MVD appointments may be requested Appointment Requests

 

What service-related license plates are available?

These are some of the service-related license plates available through Arizona MVD, marked with an asterisk have set requirements

 

If I am a veteran, am I eligible to all service-related license plates? [move below the list of plates]

The following license plates need documentation from a local office of Veterans Affairs (VA) to meet the requirements for the individual plate. These license plates cannot be requested online.

The six license plates below are considered special plates and are available only to those individuals who both qualify for the plate and visit their local MVD office.

  1. Pearl Harbor Survivor

Pearl Harbor license plates may be acquired by those members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were stationed at Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7, 1941 from 7:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (HST), and were later honorably discharged.

Learn more about this plate Pearl Harbor Survivor

  1. Former Prisoner of War

Former prisoner of war license plates may be acquired by those members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were captured and incarcerated by an enemy of the United States during a period of conflict and was later honorably discharged.

This plate requires a card from American Prisoners of War. Visit this link to learn more about this plate Prisoner of War

  1. Congressional Medal of Honor Awardee

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division will issue a Congressional Medal of Honor Awardee plate to an individual who has received a Congressional Medal of Honor.

For more information call your local MVD office or visit this link Congressional Medal of Honor

  1. Purple Heart Medal Recipient (also motorcycle)

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division may issue a Purple Heart Medal plate to an individual who has received a Purple Heart Medal and relatives may also be issued a plate.

To find out more information about this plate visit Purple Heart Medal

  1. Distinguished Flying Cross

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division may issue a Distinguished Flying Cross plate to an individual who has received a Distinguished Flying Cross medal and relatives may also be issued a plate.

To find out more information about this plate visit Distinguished Flying Cross

  1. Legion of Valor

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division may issue a Legion of Valor plate to a current member of the Legion of Valor

To find out more information about this plate visit Legion of Valor

 

For service-related license plates that have eligibility requirements, what documentation is needed?

Veterans or service members who have applied for a Veteran Designation on their Arizona Driver's License or who have applied to a waiver or exemption pertaining to their car registration in Arizona, should have proof of their status in the system. When this is the case, they should be able to apply via AZMVDNOW for their chosen service-related license plate. Their account on AZMVDNOW should recognize their status and allow them to proceed with purchase.

For veterans or service members who have NOT submitted documentation of their status, they should submit one of the following documents, in-person, at a MVD location to prove status:

 

Is there a fee for the license plates?

License plates have an application fee of $25, which $17 of the fee goes to a charity or organization related to the cause of the license plate. Additionally, there is a $25 renewal fee each year.