Don't let the new License Plate Holder Law cost you!

az-license-plateEffective January 1, 2009, the new Arizona License Plate Cover Law will take effect. 

License Plate Holder Law – State law* requires that the state name at the top of Arizona license plates must be visible. Any license plate holder or cover that prevents the license plate from being clearly legible, is in violation of this new law.  * A.R.S. 28-2354(B.)

What does this mean?  Well, if your license plate holder is covering any part of the plate making it unreadable (and that includes the word “Arizona” at the top), well then you’re in violation of the new law.  So, if you’re “proud of your honor student”, “love Cocker Spaniels” or like to boast about your Alma mater on by displaying these words on your license plate holder…you better like that holder enough to pay a fine of $130.00 (or so I’ve heard).

I imagine it would take a police officer who is having a REALLY bad day to ticket you for this offense if that’s the only law you’re breaking, but it’s probably going to be a handy “add-on” form of revenue if you’re being ticketed for anything else!


  1. Why not ticket the people who don’t know how to place the sticker on thei license plate.

  2. David says:

    Another fly-by-night tax added to the books.