Vehicle Title and Registration

When you buy a vehicle, Arizona law requires that you apply for a title within 15 days of purchase.  An electronic title transfer is available, or the buyer may contact an MVD Office or Authorized Third Party provider and provide a signed off title and title application to complete the process. A title transfer penalty may be assessed if a title application is submitted beyond 15 days of purchase. 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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Electronic Titles Are Here—Safe, Secure, Convenient

No more paper

When you title or register a vehicle in Arizona, you no longer automatically receive a paper title. The title information will be in your AZ MVD Now account. Similarly, when you pay off a vehicle loan, you will receive notice verifying the lien has been released and the title will be held electronically. 

If you want a paper title, use the Title Replacement service in AZ MVD Now or call 602.255.0072 and request that one be mailed to you. The fee is $4.  

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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 and notarized 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.