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 documents). With a valid
drivers license from another state, one must pass a vision test
to obtain an Arizona driver's license. As of July 1993, driver's
license fees and duration are based on the age of the applicant.
Motor Vehicle Division of Arizona, Department
of Transportation, Information: 629-9808
Driver's License examinations are given at the
3565 S. Broadmont Drive
1102 S. Sherwood Village
7330 N. Shannon Road
Proof of insurance -- at least $15,000/$30,000 for bodily injury
or death and $10,000 for property damage in any one accident --
is mandatory before one can register a car in Arizona. For more
information call 1 (800) 275-5688.
Pima County issues registrations, license plates and titles. However,
if you wish a personalized or special license plate, call 629-9808
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.
Locations of registration offices:
3565 S. Broadmont
7330 N. Shannon Road
1114 S. Sarnoff Drive
601 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley
Vehicle Emissions Testing
Required by the state, general information concerning emission
testing is available from the Department of Environmental Quality,
Vehicle Emissions, 600 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, 1 (800) 284-7748.
Every car (unless it is a model year 1966 or earlier)
must pass emission inspection each year before it can be registered.
Vehicle Inspection Stations:
1301 S. Stocker Drive (South of 22nd
Street and Sarnoff Drive)
3930 N. Business Center Drive (Off of Prince Road west
6661 S. Renaissance Drive (Off of Valencia Road west of
Call 629-9808 for hours.
RideShare, a matching service for those who wish to car pool,
is provided by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. For more
information and an application for a matchlist of people who live
and work near you and also want to car pool, call 884-RIDE.
City and town clerks can assist newcomers with specific questions
about their area.
Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda, Tucson
City Manager 791-4204
Marana Town Hall, 13251 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana 85653
Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley
South Tucson City Hall, 1601 S. 6th Avenue, South Tucson