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:

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.

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