Title and Registration FAQ

Registrations

Can I renew my registration even if I do not have a renewal notice?

Yes. Your current (or expired) registration document can be used.

How can I get a replacement (duplicate) registration/tab?

You may apply for a duplicate vehicle registration or replacement tab on AZ MVD Now. When you apply online, you can print the registration from your home printer. 

How do I add/delete a name on my registration?

To add or delete a name on your registration you must change your title. 

I'm in the Address Confidentiality Program. How can I renew my registration?

Please call 602.255.0072 to schedule an appointment with MVD. You will need to renew in person and can't renew online or on the phone at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

I am temporarily out of state and require a vehicle emissions test. What do I do?

Do I need to let you know when I move and register my vehicle in another state?

You are not required to notify us. The other state should automatically send us notification. Until that is completed, you may receive notices from us regarding registration renewal and insurance verification.

If I move from Arizona and am no longer a resident, can I get a refund for the remaining months on my registration?

If you move from Arizona and register your vehicle somewhere else, you are not eligible for a refund. More information.

Can you tell me what I paid in vehicle registration fee and taxes for last year?

You can see how much you paid in vehicle registration fees for last year, including your vehicle license tax, by using the Vehicle Fee Recap online service. You can view your record and print it. This is a free service. Note: This recap is provided for information only. If you are using it for tax purposes, consult your tax adviser.

Titles

How do I apply for a duplicate title and what is the fee?

When an Arizona title is lost, mutilated or becomes illegible, you, the owner of record, may apply for a duplicate title. Owner name, legal status, lienholder and vehicle information must remain the same. Only the address and/or vehicle location address may be changed.

Activate your AZ MVD Now account to apply for a duplicate. The fee is $4.

How do I add/delete a name on my title?

Use the same procedure as a title transfer. 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.

How do I add/delete a lien on my title?

Complete a title application (including the lien information), submit with the most current title, pay a $4 title fee and obtain a lien release from the lienholder/lender (if applicable) with

  • a complete description of the vehicle (year, make, and vehicle identification number).
  • the date the lien was paid in full.
  • a notation or stamp that indicates the lien is paid.
  • the full signature of the lienholder or the lienholder agent.

How do I apply for a bonded title?

First visit any MVD or Authorized Third Party office to obtain a vehicle inspection. The additional steps needed to then complete the process vary with each situation. At the time of the inspection, we will provide you with a list of the specific actions and documentation required.

What additional requirements are needed for out-of-country vehicles?

Requirements vary depending on your specific circumstances. Contact us for details.

License Plates/Vehicle Permits

How do I get a replacement license plate and what is the fee?

To replace your license plate, contact MVD or visit an Authorized Third Party office. Your identity and the vehicle information will be verified. A $5 fee will be charged (plus postage and handling). To transact by mail, send the plate application, with a check or money order for $5, plus postage and handling listed on the form, and the replacement will be sent by mail. 

How do I renew a disability placard?

Effective October 28, 2018, the permanent disability placard no longer has an expiration date and re-certification is not required to issue a replacement.  The placard will be valid as long as the recipient qualifies. Temporary disability placards are valid for six months at which time a new certification must be completed by an authorized physician.  

If you require a permanent disability placard replacement, you may apply online. There is no fee to replace a disability placard. See our Plates and Placards section for more information.

How do I obtain a trip permit?

If you bought the vehicle from a licensed dealer, the dealer will give you a Temporary Registration Plate that allows you to operate the vehicle for any purpose. If you purchased the vehicle from a private sale, you may obtain a Restricted Use 3-Day Permit at ServiceArizona.com

I am not an Arizona resident, but I bought a car from an Arizona dealer. Is there a permit I can purchase to drive this unregistered vehicle to my home state?

You can purchase a 90-Day Nonresident Registration for $15 from the MVD or Authorized Third Party office. You will be required to show your out-of-state identification and the dealer invoice or assigned title.

What is a 30-Day General Use permit?

A 30-Day General Use Registration is issued when you do not qualify for a permanent registration or other types of temporary permits. Only one 30-Day permit is allowed per vehicle within any 12-month period. The permit is available online or may be purchased at any MVD or Authorized Third Party office. The fee is $15.

What is a 90-Day resident registration?

An Arizona resident who does not have complete documentation for issuance of a title or registration may apply for a 90-day registration. This registration allows operation of the vehicle while obtaining additional documentation. It may be purchased at any MVD or Authorized Third Party provider. The fee is $15. When complete documentation is submitted, vehicle license taxes will be calculated, for the full year, back to the date of issuance of the 90-day registration.

Miscellaneous

How can I get a Motor Vehicle (Driver or Vehicle) Record?

If eligible, you can obtain and print a copy of a record online. You may also obtain a copy by completing a Motor Vehicle Record Request form.

How do I register my boat?

Watercraft registration is the responsibility of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Please check their website for forms and information on watercraft registration; boating rules and regulations, boating education and more.

Where can I obtain information about off-highway vehicle laws and regulations?

The Arizona Game and Fish Department provides this information.

What equipment (lights, mirrors, etc) is required on my vehicle to drive it on the streets and highways?

Arizona law in Title 28, Article 16 provides this information. If you have specific questions, contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety.