Transfer Car Title in Arizona

What is a Title Transfer?Transfer-Title

The title is the document that indicates the owner of the vehicle. To change ownership from one to another, a title transfer must take place.
Visit the MVD within 15 days to update the record.
Selling or buying a vehicle, Paying off a loan, transferring to family member, gifting or donating a vehicle, inheriting a vehicle or making a name correction are some reasons to complete a title.

Selling a VehicleTransfer-Title

After agreeing to sell, you’ll need to:
Complete and sign the back of the title and have it notarized.
Complete a Sold Notice on the backside of the registration, or online.
Remove plates and then, within 30 days, do one of the following: transfer the plates to another vehicle; surrender the plates to the DMV; or submit a signed statement stating that the plates were destroyed.

Buying a VehicleTransfer-Title


New Cars
The dealer will manage and submit all paperwork.
Used Cars
After buying a used vehicle, bring it to any Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office along with the signed-off and notarized title and a completed Title and Registration Application. You will need the $4 title transfer fee.
You can also mail to:
oTitle Production Unit
oMotor Vehicle Division
oP.O. Box 2100
oPhoenix, Arizona 85001-2100

Removing a LienTransfer-Title

After paying off your loan, your lienholder will mail you a lien release statement. You then must:
Visit any MVD office with the release statement.
Pay $4 title transfer fee.

Transferring to FamilyTransfer-Title

You can transfer a title with:
oGrandparents
oGrandkids
oSpouse
oParents
oKids
If you’re the recipient, take the following to any MVD office:
The signed-off and notarized title.
A completed Title and Registration Application.
Payment for $4 title transfer fee.

Gifting a VehicleTransfer-Title

There are no tax exemptions with gifted vehicles. You must submit the following to any MVD office:
The dated and signed-over title.
A Sold Notice completed by the seller, or giver in this case.
Payment for $4 title transfer fee.

Donating a VehicleTransfer-Title

Before donating, you may want to consider consulting with a tax attorney and increase your chances of receiving a large tax credit.

Inheriting a VehicleTransfer-Title

If you’re a surviving spouse, you must bring the following documents to your local MVD office within 30 days from the date of death:
A certified death certificate.
The vehicle title.
A completed Non-Probate Affidavit, if applicable.
Payment for $4 title transfer fee.
You will also need to take care of registration and vehicle insurance. If you’re in need of a new carrier, you can weigh different rates from different companies at our Insurance Center.
For information on other inherited vehicle scenarios, call (800) 251-5866.

Making Name CorrectionsTransfer-Title

Changing a Name
Visit any MVD office with:
Depending on your situation a divorce decree, marriage license or court document verifying a legal name change.
The vehicle title.
A completed Title and Registration Application.
Payment for $4 title transfer fee.
For back-up purposes it’s always a good idea to have an extra copy of any court decrees or licenses in your files. Learn more at our Changing Your Name page.
Deleting a Name

If both of your names are connected by "AND" you both must sign-off on the title. But if both of your names on the title are connected by "OR" only one of you (either or) has to sign-off.
Bring the title to any MVD office.
Complete a Title and Registration Application.
Pay a $4 title transfer fee.
Adding a Name
The person being added to the title must sign on.
Bring the title to any MVD office and complete a Title and Registration Application.
Pay a $4 title transfer fee.