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Old 03-02-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I went to the AZ. DMV website and got the information about switching my drivers license when I move. But it did not say how long I have once I get to AZ. How about car insurance? I hope these are not silly questions??
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I went to the AZ. DMV website and got the information about switching my drivers license when I move. But it did not say how long I have once I get to AZ. How about car insurance? I hope these are not silly questions??
Not 100% certain, Millie, but I believe the maximum time is 30 days.

As for vehicle insursance . . . for your own financial security, I would recommend immediately.

Good Luck
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I'm not sure how long you have, but I think we got ours about a month after we moved. The "emmissions" inspection is pretty hardcore. We have a Jeep that failed the first time. I think that only cars over 5 years old have to be inspected.

Car insurance is a lot cheaper out here than in Maryland - and I see you're in Jersey, so it'll probably be less for you out here. The weird thing is the registration cost - they go by the value of the car. So, a nicer or newer car will cost a lot more to register than an old beater.

One other weird note... your liscence doesn't expire for a loooong time. Mine's good for 30 years.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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One other weird note... your liscence doesn't expire for a loooong time. Mine's good for 30 years.




I too thought this was so weird when I first moved here. Your drivers lic expire on your 65th birthday!!!
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Just a clarification - AZ doesn't give any grace period at all for getting an AZ license. Some states give you 30 days, but Arizona's not one of them.

If you live here, work here, send kids to school here - AZ sees you as a resident and you need to have a state license. Weird, I know -

For insurance, you'd have a change-over period but that's between you and your insurance company. Here's the thing:

You move here, and get an AZ license. Now that you have that, you're required to have an AZ plate on your car. Failure to do so is 'resident with out-of-state plates' Once you've registered your car, AZ will look for insurance information within 30 days, as insurance companies have to send coverage info to the state MVD. If that doesn't show up, then your registration is MI suspended (mandatory insurance suspension) and it's a pain to get reinstated.

Plan to do it all during the same week, and once you start by getting your license - go the whole way!

Good luck AZ DMV's are cake compared to other states'
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thank you all for the information. I think that will be one of the first things we do when we arrive (oh and I can't wait)!!! I live in NJ and you just about have to give up your first born to get a license or to just renew it!! I have allstate car insurance so I should be able to just switch over. Again thanks
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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I too thought this was so weird when I first moved here. Your drivers lic expire on your 65th birthday!!!
lol when I moved back here to KY and showed them my AZ license the teller took it back to her friends and showed the exp. date. Good day to show it off
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I too thought this was so weird when I first moved here. Your drivers lic expire on your 65th birthday!!!
Never underestimate the lobbying power of the AARP!
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I too thought this was so weird when I first moved here. Your drivers lic expire on your 65th birthday!!!
That'll change soon enough (NC is not gonna be alone)...; don't worry about it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I have another drivers lic. question...My 80 year old mother is moving with us. She still drives here in NJ. Will she have to do any thing different in AZ. to get her licence due to her age?? I am not real sure if I want her to drive once we move but she is of sound mind and a really good 80 yr. old. I know what you are all thinking...not another senior citizen on the road in Tucson!!!
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