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Arizona Historical Society License Plate

AHS License Plate

You can “make history” with the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) by ordering an AHS specialty license plate for your vehicle. These Arizona Motor Vehicle Division license plates are for the back of your Arizona-registered car, motor home, or non-commercial truck, replacing your current plate.  Any vehicle – be it brand new or decades old – is eligible for this unique plate.  (Specialty plates with the disability symbol are available for those who qualify.  Contact us for details.)

What makes these embossed plates so special? The AHS name and logo (the alchemic symbol for copper) is prominently displayed on the left side of each plate.  The lower right side of the plate reads “Let’s Make History.”  All of this is on the familiar Arizona license plate with the silhouette of mountains and saguaros running along the bottom of the plate.  It is not possible to personalize these plates because they are already manufactured.  The plate numbers are issued consecutively, making it is easy to identify who the proud owners of these first historical beauties are.

The initial license plate cost is $28.30 ($25.00 for the plate, and $3.30 for mailing).  After that you will only be responsible for your yearly vehicle registration fees, which will include the annual specialty plate cost of $25.00 (paid directly to the Motor Vehicle Division) for each additional year you have the plate.  A significant portion ($17.00) of this annual cost is tax-deductible, since it will always be allocated to AHS as funding for our museums and programs.  An AHS specialty plate is a great way to visually and financially show your support for the Society.

You don’t have to be an Arizona Historical Society member to own the AHS specialty plate.  Why not order one for each of your vehicles, and give them to your Arizona family members, friends, and neighbors as well.

The license plate application can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you would like a license plate application mailed to you, or have any questions about the license plate program, please contact Arizona Historical Society Membership Services at (520) 617-1165 or membership@azhs.gov.

Visit the Arizona Department of Transportation for more information.