Applying for Title and Registration
When you buy a vehicle, Arizona law requires that you apply for a title within 15 days of purchase. 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. All applicants listed on the application for Arizona title must sign the application. An original, notarized power of attorney is acceptable to allow an appointed person to sign on behalf of one or more of the owners.
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.