New to Arizona? Here’s What You Need to Know

Every year, millions of “snowbirds” migrate to Arizona during the winter for our warmer climate. Oftentimes, our seasonal guests decide to become permanent residents. If you are one of these snowbirds yourself or are just new to Arizona, there are some things you need to know about becoming a resident.

New to Arizona? Visit an ADOT 3rd Party Provider – AZ AUTO.

In 2017 alone, 43 million visitors came to Arizona, and many of them decided to make their stay permanent. For those of you new to Arizona, the first place you’ll want to stop after getting settled is an authorized 3RD Party ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) MVD Provider. 3rd Party locations offer extended hours and are open evenings & weekends with no appointment requirement. Skip the wait often experienced at state ADOT MVD offices.

This is where you will obtain your new Arizona driver’s license (including the option for a REAL ID). You can also title and register your vehicles here as well.

Getting Your Arizona License Plates

Now that you’ve made the decision to take advantage of the year-round balmy climate Arizona has to offer, it’s time to change your license plates to your new home state. In order to make your registration process quick and easy, you’ll need to bring a few items with you:

1. Your out-of-state title – if your title is currently held by a lienholder, you may bring in your registration only

2. Proof of identification – your Driver’s License works for this

3. For leased vehicles – you’ll need to provide an authorization from the Lessor to register in Arizona with your out of state registration

4. If applicable – a lien clearance

For Tucson (Pinal County), Phoenix or Maricopa County residents: you must provide an Arizona emission compliance form. Vehicles 1967 and newer and more than 5 years old require emissions. Emission locations and more information can be found on this here.

Getting Your Arizona Driver’s License

If you’re new to Arizona, getting your Driver’s License is an important step in becoming a resident.

As an authorized ADOT location, AZ Auto offers license services in a quick and convenient manner – NO APPOINTMENT is needed. In fact, you can even complete your driver’s license application in advance online and speed up the process! Just simply print it or save it to your mobile device, and bring it with you to one of our AZ AUTO locations.

For all the details on getting your new Arizona driver’s license or Voluntary Travel ID (REAL ID), check out our website here.

AZ Auto Features Convenient Locations for New to Arizona Residents to Get Their Updated Driver’s License and License Plates

At AZ Auto, our priority is providing you the services you need when it works best in your schedule. That’s why our locations are open evenings and weekends. We’re excited you’ve chosen to make Arizona your home! Stop by one of our convenient locations to make your new residency official and pick up your license plates and driver’s license today.