Vehicle Services

Registration

Registration-Compliance Violators

Did you know that the state of Arizona loses millions of dollars a year in revenue from Arizona residents who register their vehicles in other states or countries, or fail to renew their registration?

The loss of this revenue affects many state, county and city programs for highway and road expansion, maintenance as well as county, city and town general funds.

State law requires that you obtain an Arizona vehicle registration and driver license, immediately if any of the following applies.

  • You work in Arizona (other than for seasonal agricultural work).
  • You are registered to vote in Arizona.
  • You place children in school without paying the tuition rate of a nonresident.
  • You have a business that has an office in Arizona and that bases and operates vehicles in this state.
  • You obtain a state license or pay school tuition fees at the same rate as an Arizona resident.
  • You have a business that operates vehicles to transport goods or passengers within Arizona.
  • You remain in Arizona for a total of seven (7) months or more during any calendar year, regardless of your permanent residence.

Out-of-state students enrolled with seven (7) or more semester hours are not considered Arizona residents, regardless of employment.

Active duty military personnel based in Arizona who qualify for exemption under the Service Members Civil Relief Act of 2003 are not considered Arizona residents.

Reporting a Violator

Report an Arizona resident for not being in compliance with Arizona registration laws by any of the following methods. Please provide the plate number, state, make, model, address where vehicle was seen and name of the owner (if known).

  • Online
  • Phone: 800.657.4322
  • Fax: 480.632.1845
  • Mail: Arizona Department of Transportation
    Enforcement Services
    MD 806Z
    P.O. Box 2100
    Phoenix, AZ 85001