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
1452 N. Eliseo C. Felix Jr. Way
- Casa Grande
240 W. Cottonwood Lane
50 S. Beck Avenue
672 N. Arizona Blvd.
16380 N 59th Avenue
1840 S. Mesa Drive
7631 E. Main Street
4123 E. Valley Auto Drive
2739 E. Washington Street
20626 N. 26th Avenue
4005 N. 51st Avenue
221 E. Olympic Drive
7339 E. Paradise Lane
13009 W. Bell Road
1703 E. Larkspur Lane
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 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.
Chandler Municipal Airport2380 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 Airport6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd. #201 623-930-2450
Goodyear (Litchfield)1658 S. Litchfield Road 623-932-1200
Scottsdale Airport15000 N. Airport Drive 480-312-2321
Sky Ranch at Carefree8302 E. Cave Creek Road 480-488-3571
Stellar Airpark (Chandler)209 S. Stellar Parkway 480-961-1502
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway5835 S. Sossaman Road 480-988-3443
Greyhound-Trailways Bus Lines2115 E. Buckeye Road, Phoenix 800-231-2222 www.greyhound.com
Valley Metro TransitNorth 1st Avenue, Phoenix 602-253-5000 www.valleymetro.org
Amtrak401 W. Harrison, Phoenix 800-872-7245 (USA-RAIL) www.amtrak.com
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.