How to Complete an MVD Change of Address in Arizona

You can change your Arizona address on the MVD website, by phone, or in-person at your local MVD.
Written by Christelle Agustin
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
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Wherever you are moving in
Arizona
, you are required to notify the
MVD
of your new address within 10 days. As an existing Arizona resident, you can easily change your address online. For new Arizonans, you need to stop by your nearest MVD.
As the sixth-largest state, Arizona offers a seemingly endless list of activities. From a road trip to the Grand Canyon to a waterfall-filled hike through
Seven Falls Trail
to a trip down Arizona’s automobile memory lane at the
Martin Auto Museum
—your itinerary will be bursting as soon as you arrive.
But before you start your adventure, hit the brakes and stop by a Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office to change your address. From the time of your move, you have 10 days to update your address, so do this as soon as possible!
And for extra security on this new journey, ensure your
car insurance
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How to change your address on an Arizona driver’s license

Moving is exhausting. The last thing you should have to do is lift another box. 
Are you simply moving from one city to another within Arizona? Luckily, you can quickly change your address online if you’re a current Arizona resident
Otherwise, if you’re moving into Arizona from a different state, you will have to visit the MVD. 

If you’re moving within Arizona

Whether you’re moving to the bustling city of
Phoenix
or three hours down south to the less crowded
Tucson
, you will need to contact the MVD to change your address. Within 10 days of your move, you can change your address in one of three ways:
  • Online through your
    AZ MVD
    account
  • By phone:
  • Phoenix: Call 602-255-0072 
  • Tucson: Call 520-629-9808 
  • Everywhere else in Arizona: Call 800-251-5866  
  • If you are hearing- or speech-impaired: Call 602-712-3222 
  • In-person at your
    local MVD
  • No matter which method you choose, have your driver’s license or identification card on hand before you pick up the phone or go online. You will be asked to provide and validate information found on these pieces of identification. The faster you make the process, the easier it will be for both you and the MVD employee!

    If you’re moving to Arizona from another state

    Unfortunately, if you’re not an Arizona local, changing your address can only be completed in person at the MVD. While paying the MVD a visit is less than convenient, getting it out of the way will allow you to explore your new surroundings sooner. Plus, you’ll avoid any issues that may arise when you travel outside the state.
    Before you leave home, ensure you bring all of the following documents to prove your identity
    • Proof of identity (birth certificate, U.S. passport or passport card, military ID card, U.S. Certificate of Naturalization, or U.S. Certificate of Citizenship)
    • Proof of Social Security number
    • A completed Arizona Driver’s License Application, which you can choose to print out and complete before your appointment or on-site at the MVD
    • Current driver’s license from your previous state
    While all MVD locations accept walk-ins, you can be more efficient and avoid unexpected wait times by
    booking an appointment online
    . MVD offices across Arizona are open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted. To find the closest MVD office near you, browse the list of
    MVD locations
    found on the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) official website.

    Change of address fees in Arizona

    Luckily, if you are an Arizona resident moving within the state, you don’t have to pay any fees to change your address. 
    For out-of-state residents, below are the fees for obtaining an updated driver’s license based on age:
    Driver Age
    New driver's license fee
    16-39
    $25
    40-44
    $20
    45-49
    $15
    50+
    $10
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    Updating your vehicle registration if you’re from Arizona

    The perks of being an Arizona local provide you with more options to update your vehicle registration. Like with your driver's license, you can update your vehicle registration with a few clicks online, or if you prefer, you can also do it in person at the MVD.
    Visit
    AZ MVD
    and have your driver’s license number, plate number, or vehicle identification number (VIN) ready. 
    MORE: What happens if you get caught driving without your driver’s license?

    Updating your vehicle registration if you’re from out of state

    If you have brought your car to Arizona from your previous state, you are also required to have an updated vehicle registration, which will cost $13.50
    Before you go into your local MVD to register your vehicle in Arizona, prepare the following documents:
    • Proof of car insurance
    • Proof of ownership
    • Completed
      Title and Registration Application
      (to save time at the MVD)
    • An
      emission compliance form
      (for Phoenix and Tucson residents only)
    • An out-of-state title (or registration, if the title is held by a lienholder) 
    • A
      lien
      clearance, if applicable
    • Power of Attorney from the lessor (original or certified copy), if you have a leased vehicle 
    Once you have compiled the necessary documents, you can head to your
    closest MVD office
    and finally make your vehicle an official resident of Arizona, too!

    Other steps for an Arizona change of address

    While not as urgent as a driver’s license update, remember to update your address with the United States Postal Service (USPS) so you don’t miss any important letters from the government, packages, or snail mail from loved ones. Complete this
    online form
    in a couple of minutes, and you’ll be set to make all the late-night online purchases you want. 

    How to notify your insurance company of your Arizona change of address

    If you have driven your car over from another state, don’t forget that changing your address applies to your car insurance policy, too!
    Updating your address on your insurance policy can easily be done through your insurance provider’s website or app or by giving your agent a call.
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    Why notifying your insurance company of a change of address is so important

    Driving miles and miles to the Grand Canyon can help you fulfill a bucket list item. But if your car breaks down or you get into an accident on the way there, you could be left with a pretty hefty repair bill. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your insurance policy is up-to-date.
    Arizona requires drivers to carry three different types of liability insurance, also known as
    the 25/50/15 minimum insurance requirement
    . If your insurance policy does not contain the correct information, such as your new address, you are susceptible to fines, legal costs, and even suspension of your license.
    Your location is the basis of your insurance rate, so it is important for you to notify your provider of any address changes as soon as possible. On the other hand, if you end up letting your coverage lapse, your rate will increase. 
    Do note that failure to disclose a change in residence address can be classified as fraud, so notify your insurance company that you have changed addresses!

    How to find affordable car insurance in Arizona

    After you have updated your address with your insurance provider, you may notice an increase in your insurance rate. 
    With the combined cost of renting a moving truck, hiring movers, and resorting to lazy takeout dinners on your Arizona move, it is essential to save money everywhere else in your budget. Your car insurance will likely
    only cover you if you move within the state
    . But if you move to Arizona from out of state, you likely need to shop for an entirely new policy.
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    FAQs

    If you’re a current Arizona resident–yes, you can change your address online. Visit
    AZ MVD Now
    and have your driver’s license or ID number ready. 
    However, if you’re a new Arizona resident, you will need to visit a
    local MVD branch
    in person.
    Yes. Arizona requires all driver’s license holders to have updated addresses within 10 days of moving. Depending on how old you are, a driver’s license for a new Arizona resident will cost between $10 to$25.
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