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Welcome to our Online Guide for the Arizona DMV, otherwise known as the AZ Department of Motor Vehicles.  Here, you will find tons of helpful information about the Arizona DMV.  To get started, please choose an option from our menu now or read below for our Arizona frequently asked questions.  

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Arizona DMV Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to GoDMV.com’s Arizona DMV Information Guide.  From this page you can choose from our menu of Arizona online driver services or learn about a specific topic related to Arizona driving. 

Our Arizona DMV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) contain the following sections:

  • Arizona driver license information
  • Arizona vehicle registration
  • Arizona vehicle title issues

Choose from the menu now or read below for our Arizona Driver Frequently Asked Questions.

The DMV, or “Department of Motor Vehicles,” is often the generic term used for the agency that enforced driver license laws in a State.  The agency responsible for administering driver license laws in Arizona is Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division.  The agency responsible for administering registration and car title laws in Arizona is also the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division.

Arizona is a popular tourist destination, and for locals that means plenty of competition for space on the roadways.  Motorists need to be especially careful around the Grand Canyon, where thousands of tourists travel to every year.  Such a popular retirement destination inevitably leads to thousands of new residents looking for those critical answers for transferring your driver license and registration to Arizona.  GoDMV.com aims to provide the answers to those questions quickly and easily.

Please use the information and frequently asked questions below to navigate at your convenience.  Our goal is create a resource that will address your needs every time that you visit.


Arizona DMV Driver’s License FAQs


  1. What agency in Arizona provides driver licenses?
  2. What are the age requirements for getting an Arizona driver’s permit or driver’s license (noncommercial)?
  3. What are the restrictions for an Arizona driver’s permit or driver’s license?
  4. What documents are necessary to obtain an Arizona driver’s permit or driver’s license?
  5. What tests/other requirements must I satisfy to obtain an Arizona learner’s permit or driver’s license?
  6. I recently moved to Arizona.  How long do I have to get an Arizona driver’s license?
  7. Must I notify the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division, about a change of address?  What if I want to change my name?

1.What agency in Arizona provides driver licenses?

The Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division, administers the issuance of driver’s licenses (it’s the “Arizona DMV”).  You can apply for an Arizona driver’s license at an Arizona Motor Vehicle Division Driver License Office.

2.What are the age requirements for getting an Arizona driver’s permit or driver’s license (noncommercial)?

Like many states, Arizona has adopted a graduated licensing system, which means you will be subject to less driving restrictions as you get older and more experience with driving.  There are three stages of the Arkansas graduated licensing system: instructional permit stage, restricted or probationary stage (class G), full license stage (class D).

Arizona Instructional Permit
You may be issued an Arizona graduated instruction permit if you are at least 15 years and 7 months of age.  These permits are valid for 12 months.

Arizona Graduated Driver’s License (Restricted/Probationary Stage �" Class G)
You may be issued an Arizona Graduated Driver’s License (Reistricted/Probationary Stage �" Class G)) if you are at least 16 years of age and less than 18.  You can operate any vehicle that does not require a motorcycle or commercial license.

Arizona Operator License (Full License �" Class D)
You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for an Arizona Operator License.

If you hold a graduated license, you are not required to obtain an Arizona Operator License at age 18, but you may if you choose to do so.

3.What are the restrictions for an Arizona driver’s permit or driver’s license?

If you have an Arizona Instruction Permit, you must be accompanied by a Class A, B, C, or D licensed driver, who sits in the passenger seat.  

If you have a Class G Driver’s License, you can drive with anyone in the car, anywhere, at any time of the day or night (except as otherwise provided by any local curfew), and you do not need to have a licensed driver in the car with you.

If you have a Class D Operator License, you can drive any vehicle that does not require a motorcycle or commercial license.

4.What documents are necessary to obtain an Arizona driver’s permit or driver’s license?

The document requirements for obtaining an Arizona driver’s license or Arizona driver’s permit depend on whether you are currently licensed in another state, and on your age.

General document requirements:
  • To obtain an Arizona driver’s license, you must provide two forms of identification, one with a photograph (or three forms of identification if you cannot provide a photo ID).  All documents must be originals or copies that the issuing agency has certified, and they must be in English.

If you hold a driver’s license from another state:
  • You must bring the driver’s license and one other form of identification.

If you are between the ages of 16 and 18:

  • You must have a legal guardian or parent sign the appropriate section on the driver license application.  This may serve as one form of required identification, but you will still have to provide two other documents, such as a Social Security Card and original birth certificate.  More details �"
  • The application must be signed by: (a) one natural parent if married to the other natural parent, or (b) both natural parents if they are not married to each other, but they share joint custody, or (c) one natural parent with sole custody.
  • If neither parent is living, the application must be signed by: (a) a legal guardian (with proof of legal guardianship), or (b) foster parent living with the minor (with proof of foster parent status), or (c) employer of the minor (death certificate of parents must be show in this case).
  • The parent/guardian signatures are required to be witnessed by a notary public or an Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) agent.  If you provide signatures for an Arizona Instruction Permit, you will need to provide signatures again for an Arizona Driver’s License.

5.What tests/other requirements must I satisfy to obtain an Arizona learner’s permit or driver’s license?

If you are between ages 16-18: you must take written, vision and road skills tests

If you are 18 or over: you may be given a vision exam. If you can provide a valid out-of-state driver’s license, you may not need to take the written or road test.  

If you are applying for a graduated license (Class G), you must:
  • have held an Arizona Instruction Permit for no less than five (5) months, and the permit must be valid at the time you apply for the Class G license.  
  • Have completed an Arizona driver education program approved by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division or the parent/guardian must certify in writing that you have completed at least 25 hours of supervised driving practice, with at least 5 of those hours being at night.

If you hold a driver’s license from another state, you are exempt from the driver education/driving practice and instruction permit requirements.

6.I recently moved to Arizona.  How long do I have to get an Arizona driver’s license?

Under Arizona law, you must apply for a driver license from the Arizona DMV (Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division) immediately if any of the following apply to you:

  • Work in Arizona (unless you are working on seasonal agricultural work)
  • Place children in school without paying a nonresident tuition rate
  • Have a business with an office in Arizona, and the business bases and operates vehicles in Arizona
  • Obtain a state license or pay school tuition fees at the same rate as an Arizona resident
  • Have a business that operates vehicles to transport passengers or goods within the State of Arizona
  • Remain in Arizona for a total of 7 months or more during any calendar year, regardless of your permanent residence

Notes:
  • An out of state student who is enrolled with 7 or more semester hours is not considered a resident by Arizona, even if he or she is employed
  • Military personnel who are based in Arizona and who qualify for exemption under the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act are not considered Arizona resident for license purposes.

7.Must I notify the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division, about a change of address?  What if I want to change my name?

Address Change
You must notify the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division within ten (10) days if you change your address.  The Arizona DMV will then update your driver’s license.  You can submit change of address information on www.servicearizona.com or submit it via telephone, mail, or completing a change of address card at an Arizona MVD Driver License Office (or an authorized third party office).  You must provide:
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Old address and new address

Name Change
You must notify the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division within ten (10) days of a name change, and can do so at an Arizona Motor Vehicle Division Office.  You must present identification in both your new and previous names, which must be an original or certified copy of one of: (a) marriage certificate/license, (b) divorce decree, (c) certificate of citizenship/naturalization, or (d) court order.
 



Arizona DMV Vehicle Registration FAQs

  1. Where do I go to register my motor vehicle in Arizona?
  2. What documents do I need to registering a vehicle in Arizona?
  3. Am I required to provide proof of liability insurance to register my vehicle in Arizona?
  4. Do I have to put my car through an emissions test before I can register the vehicle with the Arizona DMV?
  5. If I recently moved to Arizona, how many days do I have to title and register the vehicle with the Arizona DMV?
  6. Are there other prerequisites to registering my car with the Arizona DMV?
  7. Do I have to keep registration documents in my car in Arizona?
  8. Can I get a personalized (vanity) license plate in Arizona?
  9. How much will I have to pay for a personalized (vanity) license plate in Arizona?

1.Where do I go to register my motor vehicle in Arizona?

You may register your motor vehicle at an Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division office near you.

2.What documents do I need to registering a vehicle in Arizona?

You will be required to provide the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (which you probably call the Arizona DMV) the following:
  • Signed and completed title application
  • Signed and notarized vehicle title
  • If applicable, a lien release
  • Title and registration fees that apply
  • Any other applicable documents relevant for you (such as power of attorney �" original or certified copy �" or personal representative papers)
  • In the event of a lien on the motor vehicle that has not been paid, you will need to provide written permission from the lienholder/lender to add or delete a name

3.Am I required to provide proof of liability insurance to register my vehicle in Arizona?

Yes, under Arizona law, you will be required to liability insurance, through a company authorized to do business in Arizona, for every motor vehicle you operate on Arizona roads.  The following are the minimum levels of coverage in Arizona:

  • $10,000 of property damage liability insurance
  • $15,000 of bodily injury liability insurance for one person and $30,000 of bodily injury liability for two or more persons

*Note: If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, or if you get pulled over for a traffic stop, Arizona law enforcement officers will likely ask you to provide proof of insurance.  Also, insurance companies notify the Arizona MVD of new policies, policy cancellations and non-renewals of policies.  If the Arizona MVD is notified that your policy is not active, it will send you a notice to verify your insurance status.

If you fail to maintain the insurance coverage required by Arizona law, your driver license and/or vehicle registration could be suspended.

4.Do I have to put my car through an emissions test before I can register the vehicle with the Arizona DMV?

Yes.  Under Arizona law, you will be required to have your vehicle emissions tested prior to registering your vehicle with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division.  You can find more information about motor vehicle emission inspection at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality CarCare program.

5.If I recently moved to Arizona, how many days do I have to title and register the vehicle with the Arizona DMV?

Under Arizona law, you are required to register your vehicle with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division as soon as you become an Arizona resident, if your vehicle was registered in another state and you wish to operate it in Arizona. The following guideline should help you determine if you are an Arizona state resident (of course, you can check with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division if you are uncertain):

  • You work in Arizona (unless you are working on seasonal agricultural work)
  • You place children in school without paying a nonresident tuition rate
  • You have a business with an office in Arizona, and the business bases and operates vehicles in Arizona
  • You obtain a state license or pay school tuition fees at the same rate as an Arizona resident
  • You have a business that operates vehicles to transport passengers or goods within the State of Arizona
  • You remain in Arizona for a total of 7 months or more during any calendar year, regardless of your permanent residence

Notes:
  • An out of state student who is enrolled with 7 or more semester hours is not considered a resident by Arizona, even if he or she is employed
  • Military personnel who are based in Arizona and who qualify for exemption under the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act are not considered Arizona resident for license purposes.

6.Are there other prerequisites to registering my car with the Arizona DMV?

Yes.  You will have to get your vehicle’s vehicle identification number (VIN), vehicle body style and other vehicle information verified by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division office or an authorized third party office before registering your vehicle.

If there are obvious mechanical or safety flaws with your vehicle, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division may deny registration until you have repairs done.

7.Are specialized license plates available from the Arizona DMV?

Yes.  By paying a fee, you may apply to have a personalized license plate (sometimes known as vanity plates) issued by the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division.  The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division will enforce limits on the maximum number of characters (number and/or letters) based on the type of plate you choose.  Also, the special plates are subject to approval.



Arizona DMV Vehicle Title FAQs

  1. Does Arizona require my vehicle to be titled?
  2. Where do I get an Arizona certificate of title?
  3. What is the fee for an Arizona certificate of title application?
  4. What documents do I need to show to apply for an Arizona certificate of title?
  5. How long does it take to receive an Arizona vehicle title?

1.Does Arizona require my vehicle to be titled?

Yes.  Under Arizona law, you must have your vehicle titled by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division.

2.Where do I get an Arizona certificate of title?

In Arizona, you can obtain an Arizona certificate of title for your vehicle at an Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division local office.

3.What is the fee for an Arizona certificate of title application?

The current fee for title only is $4.00.  There will be other applicable fees (such as registration, air quality research fee, vehicle license tax).

4.What documents do I need to show to apply for an Arizona certificate of title with the Arizona MVD?

You will need to show the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division:

  • A signed and completed Arizona title application
  • A notarized and signed vehicle title
  • If applicable, a lien release
  • Applicable title fees
  • Any other documents that apply to you (such as power of attorney�"original or certified copy�"or personal representative papers)
  • Written permission from the lienholder/lender, if there is a lien on the vehicle that has not been paid off

If it’s an out-of-state vehicle:

  • A signed and completed Arizona title applicatin
  • An emission compliance form, for Phoenix and Tucson areas
  • A level I inspection
  • Out-of-state title (or, if the title is held by a lienholder, the registration)
  • Out-of-state license plates
  • If applicable, the lien clearance
  • If it is a leased vehicle, power of attorney from the lessor (either a certified or original copy)
  • Payment of applicable Arizona title and registration fees
 

 

 
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