Arizona Car Registration
Need to register your car in Arizona? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide" containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVD.
3: Via a local MVD office
If you prefer to access MVD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical MVD office location. Varying MVD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local MVD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
New Arizona Car Registration
If you have purchased your vehicle through a dealership, they will perform all necessary registration tasks. But if you have just bought or been gifted a car any other way, or become an official resident, you are expected to register your vehicle as soon as possible. For a list of all MVD offices and their phone numbers, make sure to visit www.azdot.gov/mvd/.
Visit car-registration.org for a step-by-step guide to obtaining a new car registration.
Renewing Your Arizona Vehicle Registration
Renewing your tag is an easy process in Arizona, as you are given the option of renewing in person, online, by phone or via mail.
Arizona allows drivers to renew their registration online, provided they meet certain state requirements. In order to register online, visit www.servicearizona.com/ and follow the instructions given.
To renew your Arizona vehicle registration in person, find your local MVD office from this list. You will also be required to present the owner’s address (and co-owner's, if applicable), license plate number, vehicle’s VIN number, mileage, lienholder’s information (if vehicle is financed), renewal notice or registration certificate and a credit or debit card, personal check, money order or cash to pay any required fees.
You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an MVD office. Use the envelope attached to your renewal notice to send in your payment and notice. If you didn’t obtain a renewal notice, you can use your present registration instead.
Finally, if you don’t have the time or the ability to renew your Arizona vehicle registration online, by mail, or in person, the state of Arizona allows you to do so by phone. Simply call 1-888-713-3031 and make sure to have your renewal notice or current registration on hand. The MVD will require you to pay your fees over the phone with a debit or credit card. The automated service is available 24 hours a day. Once again, remember to have an emissions test done on your vehicle beforehand.
Replacing Your Arizona Car Registration
Losing your registration can be a pain, but if you live in Arizona it is easily fixable. You can apply for a duplicate registration by mailing in a registration form and presenting the following information:
- Owner information (and if applicable, the co-owner’s)
- License plate number
- Vehicle’s VIN number
- Lienholder’s information (if applicable)
- Driver’s license number
Make sure to check the “duplicate” box at the top before mailing everything to:
Mail Drop 555M
Title Maintenance Unit
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 2100
Phoenix, AZ 85001-2100
Changing Your Address
In Arizona, changing the address on your vehicle’s registration can be done either in person or by mail.