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Title Application & Checklist
  • CONGRATULATIONS!
  • YOU’RE ALMOST DONE.
  • Here is your completed Title and Registration Application (Form 96-0236).
  • Before continuing, please verify that everything is correct on your form.
  • If all looks good, here are your next steps to title your vehicle.
Vehicle Information:

YEAR

MAKE

MODEL

APPLYING

If you’re applying for an original Arizona title:

  • Have an emissions inspection conducted, if you live OR work in the Phoenix or Tucson areas. See our Smog Check page for instructions.
  • Gather the following documents:
    • This application form.
    • Proof of ownership, to include ONE of the following:
      • The current vehicle title.
      • The registration, if the title is being held by a lienholder.
      • A Power of Attorney from your lessor, if your vehicle is leased.
    • Your out-of-state license plates.
    • Any lien clearance documents, if applicable.
    • The completed emissions compliance form from the inspection station, if applicable.
    • Payment for all titling and registration fees. Our Title Transfers page gives you a full breakdown.
  • Visit your local MVD Office immediately after establishing residency, and submit all of the above.

TRANSFERRING

If you’re transferring a title between parties:

  • Complete and sign the vehicle title with the buyer/seller, and have it notarized.
  • Take the vehicle for an emissions inspection, if it will be operated in the Phoenix or Tucson areas and was not previously tested.
    • If the vehicle was already operating within the above areas, the seller should provide the latest emissions compliance form.
  • Gather the following documents:
    • This application form.
    • The signed-over and notarized title.
    • Any lien release documents, if applicable.
  • You may have to obtain written permission from the lienholder if the lien has not been fully paid off before the new owner takes over the title.
    • The latest emissions compliance form from the vehicle’s last inspection, if applicable.
    • Payment for all titling and registration fees. Our Title Transfers page gives you a full breakdown.
  • Complete the transfer with your local MVD Office within 15 days of the sale.

Good luck, and congratulations on titling your vehicle in Arizona!