Driver’s Licenses

Issued by the state, Arizona driver’s licenses are required for newcomers as soon as residency has taken place — there is no grace period. Proof is needed of age and identity (previous driver’s license, birth certificate, or other identity documents). Even with a valid driver’s license from another state, one must pass a vision test to obtain an Arizona driver’s license. Driver’s license fees and duration are based on the age of the applicant.

Motor Vehicle Division of Arizona, Department of Transportation

3565 S. Broadmont Dr.
1360 S Stocker Dr.
7330 N. Shannon Rd.

Auto Insurance

Proof of liability insurance is required in Arizona — at least $15,000/$30,000 for bodily injury or death and $10,000 for property damage in any one accident. This is mandatory before one can register a car in Arizona. For more information call (520) 629-9808.

Registration/License Plates/Titles

Pima County issues registrations, license plates and titles. However, if you wish a personalized or special license plate, call (1)800-251-5866 for information. The fee is based on the make, model, and year of the car. The previous registration card and license plates, plus the title or lien papers must be provided.

Vehicle Emissions Testing

Required by the state, general information concerning emission testing is available from the Department of Environmental Quality, Vehicle Emissions. Every car (unless it is a model year 1966 or earlier) must pass emission inspection each year before it can be registered.
600 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ
1 (800) 284-7748.

Vehicle Inspection Stations:

1301 S. Stocker Drive (South of 22nd Street and Sarnoff Drive)
3930 N. Business Center Drive (Off of Prince Road west of I-10)
6661 S. Renaissance Drive (Off of Valencia Road west of I-19)

Car Pooling

Sun Rideshare, a matching service for those who wish to carpool, avoid congestion, and improve air quality. For more information and to apply for a match-list of people who live and work near you, and also want to carpool, contact Sun Rideshare.
1 E. Broadway Blvd.Ste. 401
(520) 884-7433

City/Town Halls

City and town clerks can assist newcomers with specific questions about their area.

Tucson City Hall
255 W. Alameda, Tucson 85701
Mayor (520)791-4201
City Manager (520)791-4204

Marana Town Hall
13251 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana 85653

Oro Valley Town Hall
11000 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley 85737

South Tucson City Hall
1601 S. 6th Avenue, South Tucson 85713

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