Physical Vehicle Inspection
The following is required to obtain an Arizona title, registration and license plate for a vehicle previously titled or registered in another state. This is general information only. Any title and registration action may present special requirements. For additional information, see our Vehicle Services FAQ.
Physical inspection is not required for out-of-state vehicles if the owner has proof of ownership, such as a title, registration or both. The make, vehicle identification number (VIN), body style and other general vehicle information must be verified at an MVD or authorized third-party office prior to registration. If there are obvious safety or mechanical flaws, registration may be denied until repairs are completed.
For more information, see the Vehicle Inspections section.