90-Day Non-Resident Permit

90-Day Non-Resident Permit

Arizona allows a non-resident to purchase a 90-day non-resident permit, a temporary paper license plate, to allow the individual to drive their vehicle back to the state in which they reside. This permit is issued to a non-resident who purchases a vehicle in Arizona, and will be registering the vehicle in their home state, regardless of whether the vehicle is driven or delivered out of state.

A non-resident permit can also be issued to an enrolled member of an Indian tribe, who resides on the reservation, and is purchasing a vehicle in Arizona for removal to an Indian reservation on which the vehicle will remain, and will not be registered in Arizona.

Documentation requirements for a 90-day Non-Resident permit:

Ownership documents must be provided:

  • Vehicle’s Title
  • Vehicle’s Registration
  • Notarized Bill of Sale
  • Dealer Invoice
  • Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin

Proof of Non-Residency

  • An out-of-state driver license
  • A Native American’s physical address on an Indian Reservation and Tribal enrollment number, census number, or identification number

A 90-Day Non-Resident Permit may only be issued in the Non-Resident vehicle owner’s name, and may only be issued once to the same vehicle and same owner. If a customer was unable to leave the state within the 90-Day period, a 30-Day general use permit may be issued.

A 90-Day Non-Resident Permit is valid in Arizona or any other state. These permits are issued for vehicles sold by new and used motor vehicle dealers, and private parties. They may be issued for a commercial vehicle, but only if it does not transport persons or property on an intrastate basis.

A semi-trailer that is manufactured in Arizona, and purchased by a Non-Resident qualifies for the permit to transport goods from Arizona. The permit is valid for a period of not more than 90 days from the date of issuance, or upon foreign state registration, whichever comes first. Once the vehicle is registered in the owner’s home state, the permit becomes null and void.

If, after the expiration of a 90-Day Non-Resident permit and an additional 30-Day General Use Permit, the vehicle remains in Arizona, the owner must then register the vehicle in Arizona.

Also note that the purchaser of a 90-Day Non-Resident permit who registers the vehicle within 365 days after the issuance of the permit, will be liable for any tax, penalty, and interest due to the Arizona Department of Revenue. The Arizona MVD, Authorized Third Party Providers, or the motor vehicle dealer, will not be responsible for collecting any outstanding tax, penalty, or interest due from the customer. It will be the responsibility of Arizona Department of Revenue to collect the monies due.