Aircraft Services


An aircraft may qualify for exemption from registration, license tax or both if one of these conditions exists:

  • The aircraft is operated by regularly scheduled airline company.
  • The aircraft is owned by a government agency or Civil Air Patrol.
  • The aircraft is owned and held by an Arizona licensed aircraft dealer for resale and is operated only for demonstration purposes.
  • The aircraft is owned by a person on active military duty with a home of record other than Arizona (requires a copy of active-duty assignment papers).
  • The aircraft is owned by a Native American, is based on a reservation and stays within the reservation boundaries.

To claim exempt, nonresident or stored, salvage or repair aircraft tax status, an owner must complete an Aircraft Exemption Affidavit and file it with the Motor Vehicle Division Aircraft Registration Unit on or before the last day of February or, if it is a new registration in the state, within 60 days of purchase or entry into Arizona.

Aircraft Exemption Affidavits must be notarized.

An aircraft owner who fails to claim the appropriate exemption by the time limit specified must pay the assessed license tax, plus a penalty of $25 with an additional $5 late fee for each subsequent month of delinquency.

Verifying Exempt Status

Upon request, an owner claiming an exemption must make available the aircraft log book for inspection and the names of any pilot who has flown the aircraft during the period for which the exemption is claimed.

The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps you resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.