Application for Arizona Title and Registration
As in any state, applying for a title or registration in Arizona is an important part of the process of owning and operating a vehicle. You are required by Arizona law to apply for a title within 15 days of purchasing a vehicle. After that, you can bring the application with you to an MVD office.
You can also bring the title application with you to an Authorized Third Party provider. However, all the title information is stored electronically so you no longer get a paper title automatically. You can look at all of this information via your AZ MVD Now account. As far as registration goes, you can register the majority of vehicles for one, two, or five years depending on certain emissions requirements. For an out-of-state vehicle, you must have the following:
- A signed and completed Title and Registration Application
- An emission compliance form if you live in the Phoenix or Tucson areas
- An out-of-state title or registration
- Out-of-state license plates
- Payment for all title and registration fees that apply to your application
Application for a Replacement TItle
As stated previously, you can look at your title information online and this electronic title is often good enough for a variety of purposes. However, if you do require a paper title for any reason, like if you are moving out of state, you can get one via the Title Replacement Service on the AZ MVD Now website. In the event that you already have a paper title and you need to replace it, the owner of the title can apply for a title replacement via the Title Replacement Service on AZ MVD Now. The fee for replacing a paper title is $4.
Application for Copy of Motor Vehicle Record
The printout of a driving or vehicle record is known as a motor vehicle record in the state of Arizona. The Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act or DPPA regulates how driver’s license or MVR information may be released. You must have a ‘permissible use’ for applying for and getting an MVD record that includes any kind of personal identifying information such as SSN, name, address, and driver’s license number.
You can get a copy of a record and print it out online if you are eligible to apply for such a record. You can also complete a Motor Vehicle Record Request form and pay either $3 for an uncertified record or $5 for a certified record. The uncertified record is a three-year driving record and the certified driving record is a five-year driving record. The form requires a notarized signature or an MVD agent must see you sign the form.
Application for Travel ID Card and Renewal/Replacement of an Arizona Driver’s License
You can typically renew your Arizona driver’s license online when your license is due for renewal. All you have to do is sign into your AZ MVD Now account, click on ‘Renew Now’ in the My Credentials box, and follow the appropriate instructions. You can also apply for the Travel ID at the same time.
You have to apply in person and pay a $25 application fee for this ID card. Beginning October 1, 2021, TSA security checkpoints will only accept the Arizona Travel ID (driver’s license or ID card), a U.S. passport, and other identification approved by the federal government. Your state-issued ID or license must be REAL ID compliant if you want to use it to fly in the US. If your state-issued ID or license has a gold star embedded on it, it is REAL ID compliant.
Application for an Arizona Driver’s License
You may have to pass a vision exam to get an Arizona driver’s license. If you show you have a valid driver’s license from another state, you may not have to take written or road tests. You will have to provide your Social Security Number and demonstrate that you are a legal resident of the United States under federal law. This is part of getting a driver’s license in Arizona.