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Arkansas Free License Plate Lookup

Equip yourself with vehicle information to avoid a costly purchase. Use the said knowledge as well to anticipate future vehicle issues. offers free license plate lookup that will reveal past ownership, title information, liens, odometer reading and salvage records. Search license plates registered in the state of Arkansas:

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In addition, Arkansas DFA has public records which may help with your car shopping. For inquiries, you may call at: 501-371-5581 (Driver Service) / 501-682-4692 (Motor Vehicle). Other means of contacting the agency can be found in the Contact Info page.

Arkansas License Plates & Placards

New and used vehicles alike must be registered and titled within 30 days of the date of transfer, or of which a prior lien has been released. To register and title vehicles with salvage or similar designations, a VIN verification must be performed.  The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration issues the license plates in Arkansas. The standard serial format of Arkansas plate has three letters and four numerical digits. Most less populous states follow this format or its variants. Arkansas is among the few states that require owners of passenger vehicles to display only rear license plates.

Fill out the proper form in the list to replace your lost specialized plate.

Arkansas License Plate Designs

Currently, there are (127) license plate designs you can choose for your car. Check out the requirements of the plate design you wish to order.

  • Page 1 (8)- Amateur Radio, Ambulance, Antique Vehicle, Arkansas Court Appointed Special Advocates, Arkansas Down Syndrome Association, Arkansas Municipal Police Association, Arkansas Rice Council, Arkansas School for the Deaf
  • Page 2 (10) – Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association; Arkansas State Parks; Arkansas State University; Arkansas Tech University; Armed Forces Reserve; Armed Forces Retired; Autism Awareness; Border City Taxi Cab; Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Orphanages; Boy Scouts of America
  • Page 3 (10) – Cattlemen’s Foundation, Childhood Cancer, Choose Life, Church Bus, Civil Air Patrol, Cold War Veteran, College of the Ouachitas, Committed To Education Design 1, Committed To Education Design 2, Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Page 4 (9) – Department of Conservation Districts; Disabled Veteran License Plate; Disabled Veteran License Plate; Distinguished Flying Cross; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission; Ducks Unlimited Design 2; Ducks Unlimited Design 3; Emergency Medical Services
  • Page 5 (10) – Ex-Prisoner Of War, Farm To Market Bus, Fire Fighter, Fire Fighter (Memorial), Fire Fighter (Retired), Freemason, Game & Fish Crappie Fish, Game & Fish Deer, Game & Fish Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Game & Fish Red Cardinal
  • Page 6 (10) – Game and Fish Black Bear, Game and Fish Black Lab, Game and Fish Butterfly, Game and Fish Deer (New Design), Game And Fish Deer, Game and Fish Eagle, Game and Fish Elk, Game And Fish Hummingbird, Game and Fish Largemouth Bass, Game and Fish Mallard Duck
  • Page 7 (10) – Game And Fish Rainbow Trout, Game and Fish Red Fox, Game and Fish Smallmouth Bass, Game and Fish Squirrel, Game and Fish Wild Turkey, Gold Star Family, Golf Association, Harding University, Hearse, Henderson State University
  • Page 8 (10) – Hendrix College, Hospice and Palliative, Humane Society of the Ozarks, In God We Trust, Justice of the Peace, Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity, Korean Veteran, Little Rock Air Force Base, Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club, Lyon College
  • Page 9 (10) – Merchant Marine Retired, Mid-South Community College, National Guard, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Park Community College, National Wild Turkey Federation, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Not For Hire Bus, Omega PSI PHI Fraternity, Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran
  • Page 10 (7) – Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, Organ Donor Awareness, Ouachita Baptist University, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Persian Gulf War Veteran, Personalized, Persons With Disabilities
  • Page 11 (10) – Persons With Disabilities Placard, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Professional Fire Fighter, Purple Heart – Combat Wounded, Purple Heart Motorcycle, Quail Forever, Realtor, School Vehicle, Search and Rescue, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance
  • Page 12 (10) – Sons of Confederate Veterans, Southern Arkansas University, Street Rod or Custom, Support Animal Rescue and Shelters, Support Our Troops, Support Spay or Neutering Specialty, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, Taxi Cab, Transporter, University of Arkansas Agriculture 4-H
  • Page 13 (9) – University Of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Monticello, University Of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University Of Arkansas Fort Smith, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, University Of Central Arkansas Design 1, University of Central Arkansas Design 2, University of Ozarks
  • Page 14 (4) – Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam War Veteran, World War II Veteran, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Arkansas DFA offers personalized plates too. Apply online or fill out the form of your chosen plate to get one.

Transferring of License Plates in Arkansas

In general, you can transfer a license plate from one vehicle to another. Visit the Vehicle Tag Renewal page of Arkansas DFA to know more about plate transfer.

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Buying a used car in Arkansas?  Don’t make a costly mistake. Run a Free License Plate Lookup for your Arkansas-registered vehicle!

  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.


Run a Free Arkansas License Plate Lookup to uncover the full-story of your Arkansas-registered vehicle.

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