Sparky Plates FAQs

How do I get a Sparky license plate?

  1. Come to Old Main to purchase a Sparky plate. Old Main is located at 400 E. Tyler Mall, just south of University Drive and east of College Avenue on ASU's Tempe Campus.
  2. Go online and order your own Sparky license plate for $25.
  3. Visit your local MVD branch to place your order in person.

What MVD services are offered at Old Main?
Old Main is an authorized third party provider for the Arizona MVD performing Sparky plates sales. At Old Main, you can:

  • Purchase a Sparky plate for just $25 and a $5 convenience fee
  • Replace the white Sparky plate with the current all-gold plate for $5 and a $5 convenience fee

Services such as renewals, title changes, out of state license plate services are not offered at Old Main. These services are offered at an MVD field office. To find an MVD location near you, please click here.

When can I purchase a Sparky Plate at Old Main?
Old Main hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sparky plates will be on sale during those hours. The office will be closed on holidays and ASU closings.

How does ASU get my contribution?
The MVD will collect and forward $17 of your $25 contribution to the ASU Alumni Association. The money raised by the ASU collegiate license plate program are allocated directly to the Medallion Scholarship fund that gives ASU students opportunities to enhance their college experience through participation in this leadership scholarship program.

What is the Medallion Scholarship Program?
The Medallion Scholarship Program is the ASU Alumni Association's signature scholarship initiative. The Medallion Scholarship is more than a financial award; it is a comprehensive scholarship program that incorporates components of leadership, scholarship and service.

Want to personalize your plate?
There’s no better way to give your ride a personal touch than by customizing your Sparky plate! Get creative and choose up to six characters to spell out your personal message. Visit your MVD website for full information and application fees.

No plate in your state?
In addition to Arizona, Sparky plates are offered in Delaware, Maryland and Texas, and will be coming soon to Pennsylvania.

Already have a Sparky plate?
It's easy to upgrade! Simply bring your current plate to Old Main or your local MVD office and trade it in for the newest edition for a plate replacement fee of just $5.

Got questions?
Give our office a call at (480) 965-2586, email us at, contact your MVD office directly at (602) 255-0072 (Phoenix), (520) 629-9808 (Tucson) or (800) 251-5866 (throughout Arizona) or visit