90-Day Resident Permits
An Arizona resident who does not have complete documentation for issuance of a title or registration may apply for a 90-day registration. This registration allows you to operate the vehicle while obtaining additional documentation. It may be purchased at any MVD or authorized third-party office. When complete documentation is submitted, vehicle license taxes will be calculated, for the full year, back to the date of issuance of the 90-day registration.
Only two 90-Day permits may be issued consecutively within a 12-month period. Permits cannot be issued if the vehicle has not passed emissions, unless a waiver is authorized by ADEQ. 90-Day permits will not be issued to anyone who is not able to provide proof of ownership, for use on commercial vehicles, or for use on vehicles with a GVW in excess of 26,000 lbs.
Other types of permits that are available to residents include the 30-day general use permit, and the 3-day restricted use permit. Licensed automotive dealers also issue the 45-day temporary registration and plate, for the customer to use until they receive their permanent plate and registration following a vehicle purchase.