You need to know how to transfer a car title in Arizona to…
- Buy or sell a used car
- Add or remove owners
- Give a vehicle as a gift
- Donate a car
- Transfer ownership in a divorce settlement
- Inherit an automobile
If you’re an Arizona resident your electronic certificate of title resides on your account on AZ MVD Now. If you need to transfer a title from another state, you’ll need to create an account.
You’ll need a printed title to make a transfer. The print fee is $4.
Step 1. Check for a Clear Title
If there’s a lien on the title, you’ll need to get a lien release before the transfer.
Step 2. Complete the Transfer of OwnershipSection of the Title
- Buyer name and address
- Sale date
- Odometer reading
- Seller and buyer signatures
You’ll need to have the title notarized.
Step 3. Complete Additional Documents
Other documents you may need include:
- Bill of sale
- Emissions compliance form (Phoenix and Tuscon)
- Lien release
- Power of attorney, if applicable
Step 4. Apply for a New Certificate of Title
Complete the Title and Registration Application (Form 96-0236).
Step 5. Pay Fees and Taxes
Title and registration fees are:
- $4 for a vehicle title transfer
- $8 for vehicle registration
- $1.50 fee for air quality research
You’ll also pay a vehicle license tax based on the value of the vehicle.
To transfer a certificate of title in Arizona, you need to Complete both the title assignment on the back of the certificate apply for a new title.
You may need other forms, depending on your circumstances.
When you buy or sell a used car with PrivateAuto, you get electronic state-specific documents you can sign straight from the platform.