Everything you need to know about moving to Phoenix Arizona.

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Phoenix Transportation Resources

Courtesy Valley Metro

There’s nothing more frustrating than moving to a new city and having no idea where to get your driver’s license and vehicle registration; how to navigate your way around new streets; or where the airport is. Never fear–here’s some basic information on getting settled in Phoenix:

Driver License, Title and Registration

As described in the customer service guide and driver license manual, Arizona issues an extended driver license that continues until age 65, although photo and vision screenings need to be updated every 12 years. At 60 years and over drivers will receive a 5-year license with a renewal date of every 5 years, also requiring vision and photo updating. Temporary residents such as out of state students or military personnel and family members may apply for a 5-year license regardless of age. The applicant must have valid proof of age and identity. Foreign applicants will be processed in accordance with Arizona authorized presence requirements.

All Offices perform both driver license and title and registration services unless otherwise noted. The vehicle registration fee is based on the make, model and year of the vehicle. Some offices also perform commercial driver license services and Motorcycle skill testing. Consult the Customer Service Guide, available at all testing facilities to find the facility that meets your needs.  For further inquiries, contact the Motor Vehicle Division of Arizona at 602-255-0072 or consult their web site at www.azdot.gov.

Driver License Examinations, Vehicle Title and Registrations are applied for at the following locations listed by city:

  • Apache Junction

      575 Idaho Road #600

  • Avondale

     1452 N. Eliseo C. Felix Jr. Way

  • Casa Grande

      240 W. Cottonwood Lane

  • Chandler

      50 S. Beck Avenue

  • Coolidge

      672 N. Arizona Blvd.

  • Glendale

      16380 N 59th Avenue

  • Mesa

      1840 S. Mesa Drive

  • Mesa–East

      7631 E. Main Street

  • Mesa–Southeast

      4123 E. Valley Auto Drive

  • Phoenix–Central

      2739 E. Washington Street

  • Phoenix–Northwest

      20626 N. 26th Avenue

  • Phoenix–West

      4005 N. 51st Avenue

  • Phoenix–South

      221 E. Olympic Drive

  • Scottsdale

      7339 E. Paradise Lane

  • Surprise

      13009 W. Bell Road

  • Tempe

      1703 E. Larkspur Lane

 

Emmisions Testing

Required by the state, general information concerning emission testing is available from the Department of Environmental Quality, Vehicle Emissions, (Phoenix: 602-771-2300).  Every car (unless it is model year 1966 or earlier) must pass emission inspection each year before it can be registered.

Vehicle Inspection Stations’ locations: (Telephone for all locations is 800-284-7748)

Phoenix

  • Chandler, Gilbert

      20 N. Beck  Avenue
      2360 S. Airport Boulevard

 

  • Glendale

      5850 W. Beverly Lane
      7140 N. 110th Avenue

 

  • Mesa

      4442 E. Ivy Street
      1851 W. 1st Avenue

 

  • Phoenix

      4949 E. Madison Street
      10210 N. 23rd Avenue
      1520 Riverview Drive
      5302 W. Roosevelt Street
      15439 N. 40th Street

 

  • Scottsdale

      8448 E. Evans Road

 

  • Surprise

      13425 W. Westgate Drive

 

Transportation 

 

International Airports

 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

(3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd) is located 4 miles east of downtown Phoenix. For individual carrier information, consult the box to the right.

 

Municipal Airports

Chandler Municipal Airport

2380 S. Stinson Way
480-782-3540

 

Deer Valley Airport (Phoenix)

702 W. Deer Valley Drive
623-869-0975

 

Falcon Field Municipal (Mesa)

4800 Falcon Drive
480-644-2444

 

Glendale Municipal Airport

6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd. #201
623-930-2450

 

Goodyear (Litchfield)

1658 S. Litchfield Road
623-932-1200

 

Scottsdale Airport

15000 N. Airport Drive
480-312-2321

 

Sky Ranch at Carefree

8302 E. Cave Creek Road
480-488-3571

 

Stellar Airpark (Chandler)

209 S. Stellar Parkway
480-961-1502

 

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

5835 S. Sossaman Road
480-988-3443

 

Bus

 

Greyhound-Trailways Bus Lines

2115 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix
800-231-2222
www.greyhound.com

 

Valley Metro Transit

North 1st Avenue, Phoenix
602-253-5000
www.valleymetro.org

 

Railway

 

Amtrak

401 W. Harrison, Phoenix
800-872-7245 (USA-RAIL)
www.amtrak.com

 

Carpooling

RideShare, a matching service for those who wish to carpool in the Phoenix area, is provided by Valley Metro Transit. For more information call 602-262-7433.

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