Vehicle Title and Registration

Vehicle 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. Electronic title transfer is available.

Most vehicles may be registered for one, two, or five years, depending on emissions requirements. Permanent registration may be available for some trailers.

If your vehicle was registered in another state and you want to operate it in Arizona, you must register it as soon as you become an Arizona resident. 


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Transferring a Title and Registration

To transfer a title and registration, you must have these items:

  • A completed, signed Title and Registration Application
  • A signed vehicle title
  • A lien release, if applicable
  • All applicable title and registration fees
  • Any other documents that apply (e.g, original or certified copy of power of attorney, personal representative papers, etc.)

If there is a lien on the vehicle that has not been paid off, written permission from the lienholder/lender will be required to add or delete a name.

Abandoned Vehicles

For information on abandoned vehicles, please see our Abandoned Vehicles pages.


Electronic Titles Are Here—Safe, Secure, Convenient

No more paper

When you title or register a vehicle in Arizona, your title information is stored electronically and you no longer automatically receive a paper title. You can view your title information in your AZ MVD Now account. Similarly, when you pay off a vehicle loan, the title will be held electronically. 

If a paper title is needed, for reasons such as moving out of state, you can use the Title Replacement service on AZ MVD Now. The fee is $4.


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