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Tax Exemptions

These vehicle license tax exemptions are available at the time of application for an Arizona title and registration:

  • Alternative Fuel: If your vehicle is powered only by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, propane), natural gas (CNG/LNG), a blend of 70-percent alternative fuel and 30-percent petroleum-based fuel (not available in Arizona), hydrogen, or solar. If the vehicle is converted to operate solely on alternative fuel, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality must inspect the vehicle and issue an Alternative Fuel Certificate
  • Electric Vehicle: If you have a vehicle that is totally electric powered, with no other supporting fuel supply, your vehicle is eligible for reduced vehicle license tax. 
  • Health Officer: You are a commissioned, public health officer assigned to a government clinic or medical center in Arizona, but not an Arizona resident. You will need to submit an affidavit for exemption of nonresident service personnel issued and certified by the commanding officer.
  • Leased School Bus: The vehicle is a bus leased by a school district. You will need to submit a copy of the lease contract or letter from the school district.
  • Nongovernment Emergency Services: You are a private provider of ambulance, fire-fighter or rescue services, and your vehicle is used solely for emergency services. You will need to submit a Nongovernment Emergency Service Vehicle form.
  • Nonprofit: Proof that the association/institution is qualified as tax exempt is required. Proof consists of an Assessor’s Exemption letter, an Internal Revenue Service letter or an organization’s headquarters letter certifying the organization qualifies for the exemption under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).
  • Religious Institution: Proof that the association/institution is qualified as tax exempt is required. Proof consists of an Assessor’s Exemption letter, an Internal Revenue Service letter or an organization’s headquarters letter certifying the organization qualifies for the exemption under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).
  • School, Nonprofit: Proof that the association/institution is qualified as tax exempt is required. Proof consists of an Assessor’s Exemption letter, an Internal Revenue Service letter or an organization’s headquarters letter certifying the organization qualifies for the exemption under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3).
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): You receive SSI disability payments from the federal government. This does not apply to regular Social Security disability benefits. You will need to submit a copy of your current annual benefit award letter or benefit verification printout from the Social Security Administration.
  • Survivor of Fallen Responder: Used by a Surviving Spouse or a Surviving Dependent of a Law Enforcement Officer, Fire Fighter, or Ambulance Attendant who died in the line of duty on or after April 5,1933. You will need to submit a Survivor of Fallen Responder form.
  • Tribal: You are an enrolled member of a tribe and live on a reservation. You will need to submit a Vehicle License Tax Tribal Exemption form.
  • VA Grant: You received financial aid from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to purchase your vehicle. You will need to submit a certified statement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • VA Disability: You are certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be 100-percent disabled and drawing compensation on that basis. The exemption also applies to the surviving spouse, until remarriage. You will need to submit a letter of eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Widow/Totally Disabled Person: You receive a widow, widower or totally disabled person property tax exemption from your county assessor. You will need to submit a certified statement from the assessor's office.

For exemptions that apply to military personnel, see our Military Personnel section.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.