Vehicle registration plates of Arkansas

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Current Arkansas license plate

The U.S. state of Arkansas first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1911. Prior to 1911, plates were issued by cities.

Passenger baseplates[edit]

1911 to 1967[edit]

In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the Automobile Manufacturers Association and the National Safety Council that standardized the size for license plates for vehicles (except those for motorcycles) at 6 inches (15 cm) in height by 12 inches (30 cm) in width, with standardized mounting holes.[1] The 1956 (dated 1957) issue was the first Arkansas license plate that fully complied with these standards: the 1947 (dated 1948), 1952 (dated 1953) and 1955 (dated 1956) issues were all 6 inches in height by 12 inches in width, but had non-standard mounting holes.

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1911 Black numbers on white porcelain plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1911" at left and right respectively none 1234 1 to approximately 1600
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1912 White numbers on black porcelain plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1912" at left and right respectively none 1234 1 to approximately 2500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1913 Yellow numbers on green porcelain plate; vertical "ARK" and "1913" at left and right respectively none 1234 1 to approximately 3600
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1914 Embossed black numbers on white plate; vertical "ARK" and "1914" at left and right respectively none 1234 1 to approximately 5200 The 1914 plate is quite rare, as motorists had to turn in the plate in order to get the 1915 renewal plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1915 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate; vertical "ARK" and "1915" at left and right respectively none 1234 1 to approximately 8000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1916 Embossed black numbers on orange plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1916" at left and right respectively none 12345 1 to approximately 15500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1917 Embossed yellow numbers on black plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1917" at left and right respectively none 12345 1 to approximately 27000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1918 Embossed black numbers on light green plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1918" at left and right respectively none 12345 1 to approximately 41000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1919 Embossed light green numbers on black plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1919" at left and right respectively none 12345 1 to approximately 44000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1920 Embossed dark blue numbers on light blue plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1920" at left and right respectively none 12345 1 to approximately 59000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1921 Embossed silver numbers on black plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1921" at left and right respectively none 12345 1 to approximately 71000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1922 Embossed black numbers on yellow plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1922" at left and right respectively none 12-345 1 to approximately 77-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1923 Embossed yellow numbers on black plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1923" at left and right respectively none 123-456
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1924 Embossed dark blue numbers on gray plate with border line; "ARK" within state outline and "24" at right none 123-456
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1925 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "ARK" within state outline and "25" at right none 123-456
1926 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1926 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "ARK 26" at right none 123-456
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1927 Embossed yellow numbers on green plate with border line; "ARK 27" at right none 123-456
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1928 Embossed orange numbers on black plate with border line; vertical "FRONT" or "REAR" used as separator; "ARK 28" at left none 123-456 1 to approximately 177-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1929 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; vertical "FRONT" or "REAR" used as separator; "ARK 29" at right none 123-456 1 to approximately 225-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1930 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1930 Embossed yellow numbers on dark blue plate with border line; vertical "FRONT" or "REAR" used as separator; "30 ARK" at left none 123-456 1 to approximately 208-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1931 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; vertical "FRONT" or "REAR" used as separator; "ARK 31" at right none 123-456 1 to approximately 189-000
1932-Arkansas-license-plate.jpg 1932 Embossed slanted gold numbers on black plate with border line; slanted "ARK 32" centered at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 170-000
1933 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1933 Embossed green numbers on black plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1933" at left and right respectively none 123-456
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1934 Embossed red numbers on white plate with border line; vertical "1934" and "ARK" at left and right respectively none 123-456 1 to approximately 178-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1935 Embossed dark blue numbers on light yellow plate with border line; vertical "ARK" and "1935" at left and right respectively "CENTENNIAL" and "CELEBRATION 36" centered at top and bottom respectively 123-456 1 to approximately 173-000 Commemorated Arkansas' 100 years of statehood.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1936 Embossed dark blue numbers on white plate with border line; vertical "1936" used as separator; "ARKANSAS" centered at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 179-000 First use of the full state name.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1937 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; vertical "37" used as separator; "ARKANSAS" centered at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 183-000
1938 Arkansas license plate.png 1938 Embossed white numbers on red plate with border line; "ARKANSAS" within winged graphic centered at bottom; "38" within state outline at left none 123-456 1 to approximately 177-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1939 Embossed black numbers on silver plate with border line; vertical "39" used as separator; "ARKANSAS" centered at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 187-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1940 Embossed red numbers on silver plate with border line; "ARK 1940" and "EXPIRES 12-31-40" centered at top and bottom respectively none 123-456 1 to
200-000;
300-001 to approximately 301-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1941 Embossed green numbers on silver plate with border line; vertical "41" used as separator; "ARKANSAS" centered at top "OPPORTUNITY LAND" centered at bottom 123-456 1 to
200-000;
300-001 to approximately 334-000
1942 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1942–43 Embossed orange numbers on black plate with border line; "1942" and "ARKANSAS" centered at top and bottom respectively none 123-456 1 to
200-000;
300-001 to approximately 390-000
Revalidated for 1943 with windshield stickers, due to metal conservation for World War II.
1944 Arkansas license plate 74-892.jpg 1944 White numbers on black fiberboard plate; "19 ARK. 44" centered at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 224-000 Manufactured on fiberboard due to ongoing metal conservation for World War II.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1945 Embossed golden yellow numbers on black plate with border line; "19 ARK. 45" centered at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 218-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1946 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "19 ARK. 46" centered at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 222-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1947 Embossed red numbers on unpainted aluminum plate with border line; "19 ARKANSAS 47" at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 245-000
Arkansas license plate 1948 graphic.png Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1948–49 Embossed black numbers on unpainted aluminum plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1948" centered at top "OPPORTUNITY LAND" centered at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 345-000 Revalidated for 1949 with aluminum tabs.
Arkansas license plate 1950 graphic.png 1950 Embossed white numbers on dark green plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1950" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 374-000
Arkansas license plate 1951 graphic.png 1951 Embossed dark green numbers on white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1951" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 375-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1952 Embossed white numbers on brown plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1952" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 380-000
1953 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1953 Embossed blue numbers on white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1953" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 394-000
1954 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1954 Embossed white numbers on dark green plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1954" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 393-000
Arkansas license plate 1955 graphic.png 1955 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1955" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 399-000
1956 Arkansas license plate.JPG 1956 Embossed black numbers on pale green plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1956" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 123-456 1 to approximately 422-000
1957 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1957 Embossed red numbers on white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 1957" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-12345
10-1234
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1958 Arkansas license plate.JPG 1958 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 58" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-12345
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1959 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1959 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 59" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-12345
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1960 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1960 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 60" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-12345
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1961 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1961 Embossed red numbers on gray plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 61" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-12345
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1962 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1962 Embossed blue numbers on white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 62" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-12345
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1963 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1963 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 63" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-123456
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1964 Arkansas license plate.JPG 1964 Embossed red numbers on white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 64" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-123456
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1965 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1965 Embossed blue numbers on white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 65" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-123456
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
Arkansas license plate 1966 graphic.png 1966 Embossed red numbers on reflective white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 66" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-123456
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)
1967 Arkansas license plate.jpg 1967 Embossed blue numbers on reflective white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS 67" centered at top "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" at bottom 1-123456
10-12345
Coded by county of issuance (1 or 10)

1968 to present[edit]

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Arkansas license plate 1968 graphic.png 1968–74 Embossed red numbers on reflective white plate with border line; "ARKANSAS" embossed in red block letters centered at top none ABC 123 AAA 001 to EEW 999
Arkansas license plate 1976 graphic.png 1975–77 "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY" embossed in red block letters at bottom EEX 001 to GEC 999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1978–88 Embossed red numbers on reflective white plate; "Arkansas" screened in large blue serifed letters centered at top "Land of Opportunity" screened in small blue block letters centered at bottom ABC 123 GED 001 to POP 999
1989 Arkansas license plate ZBX 822.jpg 1989 –
May
1996
Embossed blue numbers on reflective white plate; red band screened at top containing "Arkansas" in large white serifed letters in the center "The Natural State" screened in small red serifed letters centered at bottom ABC 123 POR 001 to approximately ZWO 999
1998 Arkansas license plate 541 AXY.jpg May
1996 – February 2006
Embossed red numbers on reflective white plate; "Arkansas" screened in large dark blue serifed letters centered at top "The Natural State" screened in small dark blue serifed letters centered at bottom 123 ABC 001 AAA to 999 KPF
2006 Arkansas license plate 514 KZE.jpg March 2006 – present Embossed black numbers on reflective gradient sky blue and white plate; diamond graphic screened in the center; "Arkansas" screened in large dark red serifed letters centered at top "The Natural State" screened in small dark red serifed letters centered at bottom 123 ABC 001 KPG to 999 XNZ (as of April 30, 2018)

Non-passenger plates[edit]

Image Type Dates issued Design Serial format Serials issued Notes
Arkansas Amateur Radio license plate.jpg Amateur Radio ? to present As 2006 passenger base, but with "AMATEUR RADIO" in place of slogan various various
Arkansas Ambulance license plate.jpg Ambulance ? to present As 1996 passenger base, but with "AMBULANCE" in place of slogan ZAB 123
Arkansas Antique Motorcycle license plate.jpg Antique Motorcycle ? to present Black on white background; "ARK. M CYCLE" at top and "ANTIQUE" at bottom 123A
Arkansas Antique Car license plate.jpg Antique Vehicle ? to 2007 Black on white background; antique car graphic at left 12345 ? to 99999 No longer issued, but still valid.
Arkansas Antique Vehicle license plate.jpg 2007–present A1234 A0001 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Apportioned Truck ? to present All-embossed black on yellow C 123456
Arkansas Border City Taxi Cab license plate.jpg Border Cities Taxi Cab ? to present Red on white background; "Border City" at bottom 123 ABC
Arkansas Church Bus license plate.jpg Church Bus ? to present Red on white background; "Not For Hire" at bottom 123 ABC This plate appears to be the same as "Not For Hire," but the AR DFA lists them separately.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg DealerMotorcycle Annual plates 2004: All-embossed black on light blue 1234 M
Arkansas Persons With Disabilities Disabled license plate.jpg Disabled ? to present Blue on reflective white with blue graphics and wheelchair graphic at left 123456 Officially called "Persons With Disabilities" license plate by the AR DFA.
Arkansas Persons with Disabilities Motorcycle license plate.jpg Disabled Motorcycle ? to present Blue on reflective white; "ARK. M CYCLE" at top and wheelchair graphic at left D/M 123 D/M 001 to present Officially called "Persons With Disabilities" license plate by the AR DFA.
Farm To Market Bus license plate.jpg Farm to Market Bus ? to present Red on white background; "F-M Bus" at bottom ABC 123
Arkansas Hearse license plate.jpg Hearse ? to present Red on white background; "Funeral Coach" at bottom ABC 123 ? to present Used for both hearses and funeral cars.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Motorcycle 1979–81 Embossed red numbers on white plate; "ARK. M CYCLE" at top and "EXP. 6" at bottom left AB 12 AA 01 to ZZ 99 All motorcycle plates expired on June 30 until 1994, when staggered registration was introduced.
1981–85 12 AB 01 AA to 99 ZZ
1985–94 AB 123 AA 001 to FZ 999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1994–2015 As above, but without "EXP. 6" GA 001 to ZZ 999
2015–present 123 AB 001 AA to present
Arkansas Not For Hire Bus license plate.jpg Not For Hire Bus ? to present Red on white background; "Not For Hire" at bottom 123 ABC This plate appears to be the same as "Church Bus," but the AR DFA lists them separately.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Permanent Trailer ? to present All-embossed blue on tan PT12 345
Arkansas School Vehicle license plate.jpg School Vehicle ? to present Red on white background; "School Vehicle" at bottom 123 ABC
Arkansas Street Rod or Custom Vehicle license plate.jpg Street Rod Custom Vehicle ? to present Red on white background; street rod graphic at left S/R 1234 S/R 0001 to ?
Arkansas Transporter license plate.jpg Transporter ? to present All-embossed black on light blue T/P12345

Optional plates[edit]

College and university plates[edit]

Image Type Dates issued Design Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arkansas School for the Deaf ? to present Red on blue fade to white background with ASL "I Love You" sign at left. A/D 1234 ? to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arkansas State University ? to present Red on reflective white with ASU graphic at left. 2ABC 2AAA to present Issued concurrently.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Red on reflective white with red wolf graphic at left. ? to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arkansas Tech University 2006–present Green on reflective yellow. 10ABC 10AAA to present The image at the Arkansas DFA website shows "Technical" instead of "Tech."
Blank License Plate Shape.svg College of the Ouachitas ? to present Black on multicolor background with COTO logo at left. O/C 1234 ? to present As of 2016 only 18 of these plates had been issued.[2]
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Harding University c. 2009 to present Black on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. 15ABC 15AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Henderson State University ? to present Black on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. 7ABC 7AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Hendrix College ? to present Black on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. 11ABC 11AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Lyon College c. 2008 to present Black on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. 13ABC 13AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Mid-South Community College ? to present Black on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. M/C ABCD ? to present As of 2016 only 18 of these plates had been issued.[2] This college was renamed Arkansas State University Mid-South as of July 1, 2015.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg National Park Community College ? to present Black on reflective blue to white fade background and multicolored graphic at left. N/P ABCD ? to present As of 2016 only 12 of these plates had been issued, which was the fewest of any of the colleges or universities.[2]
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Northwest Arkansas Community College ? to present Black on reflective white and green and multicolored graphic at left. N/W ABCD ? to present As of 2016 only 50 of these plates had been issued.[2]
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Ouachita Baptist University ? to present Black on reflective yellow fade background. 8ABC 8AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Black on reflective white background. 8AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Southern Arkansas University ? to present Black on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. 5ABC 5AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Black on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. S/A ABCD S/A AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of Arkansas at Fayetteville ? to ? Red on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. 1ABC 1AAA to ? No longer issued, but still valid.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present U/A ABC U/A AAA to present As of September 2017 all three plate types are still shown on the Arkansas DFA website with the later two still being issued.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Y/A 12A Y/A 01A to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of Arkansas at Fort Smith ? to present Black on blue and white striped background and UAFS logo at right. F/S ABCD ? to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of Arkansas at Little Rock ? to present Red on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. 4ABC 4AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of Arkansas at Monticello ? to present Black on multicolored background. 9ABC 9AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ? to present Black on multicolored background. 6ABC 6AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ? to present Black on multicolored background with UAMS logo right. M/S ABCD ? to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of Central Arkansas ? to present Blue on reflective white with white and red UCA graphic. 3ABC 3AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Black on reflective white with purple and white graphic. 3AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg University of the Ozarks c. 2008 to present Black on reflective multicolored graphic. 12ABC 12AAA to present

Military and veteran plates[edit]

Image Type Dates issued Design Serial format Serials issued Notes
Arkansas Cold War Veteran license plate.jpg Cold War Veteran ? to present Black with multicolored diamond graphic background. 123 ABC ?
Arkansas Congressional Medal of Honor license plate.jpg Congressional Medal of Honor ? to present Red on reflective white with multicolored graphic of award and award ribbon. MH12 ?
Arkansas Disabled Veteran license plate.jpg Disabled Veteran ? to present Red on reflective white DV12345 ? to present
Arkansas Disabled Veteran Free license plate.jpg Disabled Veteran - Free ? to present Red on reflective white DAV1234 ? to present
Arkansas Distinguished Flying Cross license plate.jpg Distinguished Flying Cross ? to present Red on reflective white with multicolored graphic of award. A12DFC ?
Arkansas Ex-Prisoner of War license plate.jpg Ex-Prisoner of War ? to present Blue on reflective white POW 123 ?
Arkansas Gold Star Family license plate.jpg Gold Star Family ? to present Red on reflective white with purple and gold star and wreath G/S 1234 ?
Arkansas Korean War Veteran license plate.jpg Korean War Veteran ? to present Red on reflective white 123 ABC ?
Arkansas Little Rock Air Force Base license plate.jpg Little Rock Air Force Base ? to present Black on multicolored sky background and LRAFB logo at left R/R 1234 ?
Arkansas National Guard license plate.jpg National Guard ? Black on multicolored flag background with "National Guard" in yellow. 12345 ?
Arkansas National Guard Minuteman license plate.jpg National Guard - Minuteman ? Red on reflective white with National Guard Minuteman at left. 123456 ? to present
Arkansas Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran license plate.jpg Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran 2005[3] – present Red on reflective white 123 ABC ? to present
Arkansas Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran license plate.jpg Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran 2005[3] – present Red on reflective white 123 ABC ? to present
Arkansas Pearl Harbor Survivor license plate.jpg Pearl Harbor Survivor ? Red on reflective white with Pearl Harbor Survivor graphic at left. PHS 123 ?
Arkansas Persian Gulf Veteran license plate.jpg Persian Gulf Veteran ? Red on reflective white 123 ABC ? to present
Arkansas Purple Hear license plate.jpg Purple Heart ? to present Red on reflective white with multicolored graphic of award. PH1234 ? to present Earlier plates were issued in a format of PH 1234, without a graphic of the award.
Arkansas Purple Heart Motorcycle license plate.jpg Purple Heart Motorcycle ? to present Red on reflective white with "Purple Heart" wording at bottom. 12 AB ? to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Support Our Troops ? to present Black with multicolored diamond graphic background. 123 ABC ? to present
Arkansas Retired United States Veteran Merchant Marine license plate.jpg Retired U.S. Veteran - U.S. Merchant Marine ? to present Blue on reflective white ABC 123 ? to present
Arkansas United States Armed Forces Retired license plate.jpg U.S. Armed Forces Retired ? to present Red on reflective white 123456 ? to present
Arkansas United Stares Armed Forces Reserve license plate.jpg U.S. Armed Forces Reserve ? to present Red on reflective white 12345 ? to present
Arkansas Veteran license plate.jpg Veteran Obsolete Red on reflective white sticker well bottom center. U/S 12345 ? Sticker well at bottom center for placing campaign name (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom). Space to left of serial was used for placing branch of service, campaign medal, or major award (Silver or Bronze Star) sticker.
Arkansas Veterans of Foreign Wars license plate.jpg Veterans of Foreign Wars ? to present Blue over white over red stripes with VFW logo at left N/B ABCD ? to present Proceeds partially support the Nick Bacon Memorial Scholarship Fund (NBMS).
Arkansas Vietnam Veteran license plate.jpg Vietnam Veteran ? to present Red on reflective white 123 ABC ? to present
Arkansas Word War II Veteran license plate.jpg World War II Veteran ? to present Red on reflective white 123 ABC ? to present

Organization and specialty plates[edit]

Beginning in 2000, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has released one wildlife-themed plate design each year,[4] to be issued for one calendar year, although remaining stock is sometimes issued past the end of a particular plate design's year of release. Note that some plates that were originally issued without prefixes now have them, and that prefixes now include G/F, G/G and G/H.

Image Type Dates issued Design Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arkansas Rice Council ? to present Black on reflective blue and white sky background with rice plant graphic and duck. R/C ABCD R/C AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arkansas Sheriffs' Association ? to present Black on reflective white background with association logo at left. A/S ABCD A/S AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arkansas State Parks March 2012 – present Golden yellow on multicolored graphic with Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park. P/K ABCD P/K AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Black on white background with multicolored graphic of hikers graphic at left. P/K ABCD P/K AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Autism Awareness ? to present Black on blue to white fade background with autism puzzle pieces inside state outline. A/U ABCD A/U AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Orphanages ? to present Red on white background with "BS & O" at bottom. ABC 123 ? The AR DFA states that these plates are for any Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Orphanages, or Boy or Girl Clubs which are a member of or affiliated with Boys or Girls Clubs of America.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Boy Scouts of America ? to present Green on tan background with Boy Scout logo on red, white and blue stripes at right. B/P ABCD B/P AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Cattlemen Foundation ? to present Red on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. C/F ABCD C/F AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Civil Air Patrol ? to present Red on reflective white with Civil Air Patrol logo at left. CA 123 CA 001 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Court Appointed Special Advocates 2015–present Black on reflective blue to white fade with multicolored CASA graphic at left. C/A ABCD C/A AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Choose Life ? to present Black on reflective yellow with blue and red graphics. C/L ABCD C/L AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Committed to Education ? to present Black on white reflective background with books, apple and worm at left. ABCD AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Bright blue on light blue reflective background with "A+" inside state shape at right. ABCD AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Department of Conservation Districts ? to present Black on reflective white background with landscape graphic at left and "For Love of the Land" at bottom. C/D ABCD C/D AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Down Syndrome Awareness ? to present Black on reflective blue to white fade background with diamond graphic. 123 ABC ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ? to present Black on reflective white with graphic of Dr. King at left. M/K ABCD M/K AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission ? to present Black on reflective blue to white fade with diamond background. 123 ABC ? to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Ducks Unlimited ? to present Black on multicolored background and Ducks Unlimited shield at left. 1ABCD 1AAAA to present No longer issued, but still valid.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Black on multicolored background and flying duck at left.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg ? to present Black on multicolored background and standing duck at right.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Emergency Medical Services ? to present Red on reflective white with multicolored graphic at left. E/M ABCD E/M AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Firefighter ? to present Blue on reflective white with logo and legends displayed on stickers. AB123 ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Firefighters' Memorial ? to present Black on multicolored fire background. F/F ABCD F/F AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Freemason ? to present Black on reflective blue to white fade with diamond background. 123 ABC ? to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Golf Association ? to present Red on reflective white with green graphic at right. G/A ABC G/A AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Hospice & Palliative Care Association ? to present Black on reflective white with Hospice & Palliative Care Association logo at left. H/P ABCD H/P AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Humane Society of the Ozarks ? to present Red on white background with "Get Rescued" and "Adopt A Pet" at bottom. 123 ABC ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg In God We Trust ? to present Black on light blue with multicolored image of Arkansas State Capitol. A/R ABCD A/R AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Justice of the Peace ? to present Blue on white background with "Justice of the Peace" at bottom. ABC 123 ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity ? to present Black on orange to white fade background with fraternity crest at left. I/U ABCD I/U AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Municipal Police Association ? to present Black on white background with black and blue state outline and background at left. L/O ABCD L/O AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg National Multiple Sclerosis Society ? to present Black on blue to white fade background with diamond. 123 ABC ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg National Wild Turkey Federation ? to present Black on multicolored background and wild turkey graphic at left B/L ABCD B/L AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Omega Psi Phi Fraternity ? to present Black on purple to white fade background with fraternity crest at left. A/O ABCD A/O AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Organ Donor Awareness ? to present Black on white background with green ribbon and red heart at left. O/D ABCD O/D AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity ? to present Blue on white background with fraternity seal at right. H/U ABCD H/U AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Professional Firefighter April 2008 – present Black on reflective red to white fade background with logo of Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters Association P/F ABCD P/F AAAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Realtor ? to present Blue on reflective white with Realtor logo at right R/A ABC R/A AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Search and Rescue ? to present Red on reflective white with SAR logo at left. SA 123 SA 001 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Sheep Dog Impact Assistance ? to present Black on blue to white fade background with diamond and Sheep Dog wording at bottom. 123 ABC ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg WildlifeAmerican Black Bear 2008 Black on multicolored background. 12AB
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Bald eagle 2013 Black on multicolored background. G/F ABC G/F AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Black crappie 2012 Black on multicolored background. G/F ABC G/F AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Black Labrador 2010 Black on multicolored background. G/F ABC G/F AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Diana fritillary butterfly 2009 Black on multicolored background. G/F ABC G/F AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Eastern Wild Turkey 2003 Black on multicolored background. AB12 AA01 to ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Elk 2007 Black on multicolored background. 12AB 01AA to ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Ivory-Billed Woodpecker 2006 Black on multicolored background. 12AB 01AA to ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Largemouth Bass 2002 Black on multicolored background. AB12 AA01 to ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Mallard 2004 Black on multicolored background. AB12 AA01 to ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Northern Cardinal 2016 Black on multicolored background. AB12 AA01 to ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Rainbow Trout 2005 Black on multicolored background. AB12 ?
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Red Fox 2017 Black on multicolored background. G/F AB12 G/F AA01 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Ruby-Throated Hummingbird 2001 Black on light blue with multicolored image of hummingbird and flower. AB12
12AB
G/F ABC
? Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new license plate of 2001 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the first and, to date, only time Arkansas has been so honored.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Smallmouth Bass 2015 Black on multicolored background. G/F AB12 G/F AA01 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — Squirrel 2014 Black on multicolored background. G/F AB12 G/F AA01 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — White-Tailed Deer 2000 Black on multicolored background. AB12 AA01 to ? Possibly no longer available, but is still shown on the AR DFA website.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife — White-Tailed Deer 2011 Black on multicolored background. G/F AB12 G/F AA01 to present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garrish, Christopher (October 2016). "Reconsidering the Standard Plate Size". Plates. Vol. 62 no. 5. Automobile License Plate Collectors Association. 
  2. ^ a b c d "College License Plates Continue to Grow". CBS Interactive. CBS Broadcasting. June 17, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Oldham, Master Sgt. Bob (August 8, 2007). "Airmen missing chance on low-cost car tags". Little Rock Air Force Base. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived September 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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