What Does The Arizona MVD Do?

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Game and Fish Department is responsible for watercraft registration; boat licenses are not required.

If you move to Arizona, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration immediately after establishing residency in the state. Emissions tests are required in specific areas of the state—see the MVD’s guide to emissions testing for details.

The Arizona MVD also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Arizona are not required to get an AZ license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Arizona MVD’s online services are conducted through two state-approved parties: AZ MVD Now and ServiceArizona. include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Road test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Duplicate titles
  • eTitle transfers
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Vehicle transfers/report of sale
  • Ordering driving records
  • Address updates
  • Driver and vehicle forms
  • Voter registration

The MVD partners with a number of authorized third-party (ATP) companies to assist with licence applications and title and registration services, as well as motorcycle training and testing.

You can access the Arizona Driver License Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The AZ MVD offers online practice tests to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Motor Vehicle Division

4005 N. 51st Avenue

MD 555M

Phoenix, AZ 85031


  • (602) 255-0072
  • TDD: (602) 712-3222

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