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Pacey: ADOT specialty license plates earn millions for Arizona charities

Posted 9/16/21

The numbers are in and here’s a list of the top-10 most popular specialty license plates in Arizona for fiscal year 2021, which ran from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

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Pacey: ADOT specialty license plates earn millions for Arizona charities

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The numbers are in and here’s a list of the top-10 most popular specialty license plates in Arizona for fiscal year 2021, which ran from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

  1. Veterans
  1. First Responders
  1. Arizona Cardinals
  1. Arizona Highways
  1. Military Support/Freedom
  1. Arizona State University
  1. Route 66
  1. University of Arizona
  1. Golden Rule
  1. Fallen Police Officers

Placing a specialty license plate on your car can be a fun way to show off your fandom, interests and past experiences — hello, veterans and alumni of various colleges. Did you know that specialty plates also raise money for charities in Arizona?

That’s right, for most specialty plates, $17 of the $25 initial application and annual renewal fees goes straight to charity. In fact, last year, the veterans, first responder and Arizona Cardinals plates each generated more than $1 million in revenue.

To order a specialty plate and support a great cause, visit azmvdnow.gov, an MVD office or an authorized third-party office.

Editor's note: Doug Pacey is a communications project manager for the Arizona Department of Transportation. See more plates at: azdot.gov.

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