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Starting in 2020, you'll get Arizona MVD documents in the mail, not at the office

Posted at 11:03 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 22:17:39-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Some big changes are coming to the way Arizonans register their vehicles and get identification next year.

Starting in January, the Arizona Department of Transportation says documents like vehicle registration and license plates will no longer be provided at MVD offices. Instead, Arizonans will get those documents mailed to them after completing all the necessary paperwork and paying required fees.

That doesn't mean drivers won't be able to drive their vehicles right away. Temporary paperwork and license plates will be issued at the office until the permanent one arrives in the mail.

ADOT says drivers should be sure their correct address is on file with the department before submitting a request online or in-person.

“The MVD needs to be well-positioned for the growth of e-commerce,” said MVD Stakeholder Relations Manager Jennifer Bowser Richards in a news release. “Distributing items such as license plates, tabs, title work and other documents allows us to prepare for the growing demand for fulfilling customer orders through the mail as MVD continues to increase the number of services available online, anytime.”