Arkansas License Plate Official Requirements


Obtaining a license plate in Arkansas is a necessary step for vehicle owners. This page provides detailed information on the official requirements you must fulfill to acquire and maintain a license plate.

Initial Registration

When you purchase a new or used vehicle, you are required to register it with the Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicle (OMV).

  • Documents Required - Title or bill of sale, proof of insurance, and odometer statement.
  • Registration Fees - Depend on the type and weight of the vehicle.
  • Time Frame - Must register within 30 days of the purchase or establishing residency in Arkansas.

Renewal of License Plate

License plates must be renewed annually.

  • Documents Required - Renewal notice or current registration.
  • Renewal Fees - Vary based on the type of plate and vehicle.
  • Methods - Renew online, by mail, or in person at the OMV office.

Replacement and Transfer

If your license plate is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can apply for a replacement. You can also transfer plates between vehicles you own.

Special Requirements

Specialized license plates, such as personalized or specialty plates, may have additional requirements and fees.

Final Words

It is important to stay informed and comply with all requirements to avoid any issues or penalties. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact the Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicle.