Has description of the vehicle, year, make and model as part of the tag, not written or stamped on. Number is computer printed on tag. Started at A000001 and went through A999999, then reversed and started over at 000001A through 999999A, then B000001 to B999999, then reversed in 000001B format, then C000001 through C999999, then reversed in 000001C format, after 999999C, flipped to D000001.
From Wally Punzmann: Before the Temporary D prefix series reached D10000, it appears the D prefix was discontinued and superseded by the A prefix series, starting at A000001. Contrary to what was previously reported, they are printed in the recently started narrow font, Oddly enough, the Temporary T series is still being printed in the older wide font. D prefix high: D09611.
Used for newly purchased vehicles, both new and used.
Other Temporary types:
Paper tags with 6 digits and "S" suffix. Originally started with S, but after reaching S990999 they now end with S.
S high: 999705S
Note: The S suffix series has progressed to the T prefix series.
T high: T736314
ZA and ZB prefix temporaries have also been seen.
Z high: ZB551477
These have a different font with long skinny numbers and letters. It is possible that this type is used for car rental companies. Legend is "90 Day IRP Allocated Plate" and this type has been seen on rental cars. RT62225 was also spotted in this type on a new rental car.
Also reported - 2W359D with "Service Arizona" (the online DMV) on top.
As if Arizona needs yet another type of Temporary, 9Z846D was reported.
283PD6 and 528XD4 were also reported. These are a 30 day with the plate type indicated in small type at the bottom.
77N2088 was reported as a 90 Day Non-Resident Temporary Permit.
Just how many Temporaries does Arizona need??? Maybe at least one more. Eric Sivertsen reports PU4440 as a 30 day General Use Temp. Permit. Wally Punzmann updates this type with D772X8.
Restricted Use 3-Day Permit: PZ99890
Now we have another type reported by Michael Smith. 4934 AAAA - Paper tag with MVD in top left corner. This # printed with this spacing in upper middle. Underneath is make model and year of vehicle.
Willie reports 8B08D2 on 2015-03-23. Another new type?
Brady B. - 12 May ’23