Arizona Centennial Specialty License PlateMarch 14, 2012
By Judy Hedding, About.com Guide October 31, 2011
On February 14, 2012 Arizona will celebrate its 100th anniversary of statehood. In honor of the centennial event, the Arizona Centennial Commission & 2012 Foundation, in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Transportation, has introduced an Arizona Centennial Specialty License Plate, a sample of which is pictured above. It’s bold and beautiful!
The plate will be available beginning Monday, October 31, 2011. Proceeds from the specialty license plate fees will support the nonprofit 2012 Foundation and the free signature events and projects produced to educate and excite about the history, beauty and growth of the Arizona over the last 10 decades.
The special license plate was designed by an Arizona company. How appropriate! A standard issue license plate has a total of six characters, with four numbers/letters being flanked by A and Z. If you are personalizing your plate, it will look like the plate pictured above. A personalized plate may have seven characters (or six, in the case of a disability plate), and there will be no flanking A and Z.
What You Need to Know
- Cost: $25 initially ($17 benefits the nonprofit Arizona Centennial 2012 Foundation) plus postage and handling. There is a $25 annual renewal. Personalized plates have an additional $25 fee, for a total of $50 annually.
- How to order it: online at www.AZ100Years.org or www.ServiceArizona.com or by visiting any authorized MVD office.
I know what you’re thinking — and yes, you can purchase the license plate as a gift for someone else. Just contact the MVD for specifics about that.