In Arizona, the DMV is called the Motor Vehicles Division. If you need to go to the Arizona Motor Vehicles Division (MVD), you’ll need an appointment. You can call the statewide service number at 602.712.2700 between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM to make an appointment. Appointments are required at the MVD due to the coronavirus, although normally walk-ins are allowed. You can also get an MVD appointment with Skip.
Best Times to visit Arizona MVD
Here are some tips for the best times to visit the Arizona MVD.
- Afternoons are generally more crowded than mornings
- Mid-week tends to have shorter waits than Mondays and Fridays
- MVD goes on lunch break around noon, leaving fewer employees. Try to avoid the lunch hour if you can.
- Make sure you leave enough time to complete your transaction, especially if you are getting a permit or taking a road test.
Check out this interactive map to find an MVD near you to visit.
Online Services At the Arizona MVD
The Arizona MVD is adding more and more services online so that you can get things done without having to visit a physical office for an appointment at all. You can renew your vehicle registration, replace your license, and more online. You can learn more about the online options here. The main reasons you would need to visit the MVD in person are that you just moved to the state, are getting a license for the first time, or registering a new car. Other than that, you should be able to complete your business from home.
If you’re not sure whether your service can be completed online, you can always call the service number to know if you need to make a DMV appointment. The number is 602.712.2700.
Arizona also authorizes certain third-party services, like driving schools, to conduct certain MDV business. If there is not an MDV near you or if a private business would be more convenient for you, you can find a list of the authorized third-party providers here.
What to Bring to Your Arizona DMV Appointment
If you are applying for a driver’s license or Travel ID (a REAL ID-compliant license or ID) in Arizona, you will need to bring some documents with you for your Arizona MVD appointment. If you have all your documents with you, your visit will go more quickly and smoothly. The documents include:
- Proof of Identity, such as a passport or birth certificate
- Proof of Social Security number, such as a social security card or W-2 form
- Two documents that prove Arizona residency, such as a utility bill or lease agreement
Good luck with getting everything you need done at the MVD! If you want to get an MVD appointment easily, book here.