Applying for Title and Registration
When you buy a vehicle, Arizona law requires that you apply for a title within 15 days of purchase and take the application to an MVD Office or Authorized Third Party provider to complete the process. A title transfer penalty may be assessed if a title application is submitted beyond this time. If your vehicle was registered in another state and you wish to operate it in Arizona, you must register it as soon as you become an Arizona resident.
If you attempt to register a vehicle without a title you may be required to purchase a bond from an insurance company, which can be time consuming and require an added expense.