Some registrations are due on the last day of the month, others are due on the 15th of the month. Check your renewal notice or current registration to see which due date applies to your vehicle.
Most vehicles may be registered for one, two or five years at a time. Permanent registration will be issued for some trailers.
The Off-Highway Vehicle decal can be renewed online. OHV decals are valid for one year from date of purchase. For more information on off-highway vehicles and the OHV decal, see the Arizona Game and Fish Department's website.
Vehicle License Tax Distribution
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Early renewal is based on an emissions test requirement.
- If an emissions test is not required, you may renew up to six months before the expiration.
- If an emissions test is required, you may renew your registration up to three months before the expiration by showing your current registration at the test station.
You will not be charged a penalty fee as long as your online or phone renewal is completed on or before the due date or your mail-in payment is postmarked by the due date. The initial fee for a late registration is $8, plus an additional $4 for each month it's overdue.
If your vehicle fails the initial or any subsequent emissions test, you will not be charged a penalty fee for late registration renewal if the original test was before the registration expiration date and the registration renewal is completed within 30 days of the original test.
Registration renewal reminders are mailed or emailed to the owner of record one month prior to expiration. You are responsible for renewing your registration by the due date whether or not you receive this courtesy notice. Your expiration date is printed on your registration document.
If a month/year tab has been lost, stolen or damaged, you can order a replacement online for a $5 fee, plus postage. The replacement tab comes with a replacement registration document.
A $25 fee is charged for any check returned by a financial institution and may result in cancellation of vehicle registrations and driving privileges.
If you encounter a vehicle with expired tags, you can report that vehicle to MVD by filling out an online form for reporting violators.
For more information, please see the Vehicle Services FAQ.