Abandoned Vehicle Process

The following must be completed before beginning the abandoned vehicle process:

  • Fill out an Abandoned Vehicle Report. (form number 46-4402)
  • Physical inspection of the vehicle. Please contact an approved Authorized Third Party to arrange for an inspection.
  • The documents must be completed as instructed and mailed with a $10 processing fee.
  • The process typically takes approximately 60 days. 
  • Once the process has been finalized and no person has presented proof of ownership and financial responsibility for the release or return of the vehicle, the Authorization for Transfer of Ownership will be mailed to your address on file with MVD. In addition, the document will be stored in your AZ MVD Now account under Documents. If you have not activated your account, do so at AZMVDNow.gov

Private Individuals: If the vehicle is no longer in your possession and has been released to the rightful owner, a Reclaimed Vehicle Notice must be submitted within 24 hours. (Form number 96-0527)

Towing Companies: For vehicles that have been filed on ServiceArizona Secure Gateway, you must cancel/claim online. If you receive an error message, email a copy to [email protected]