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Old 12-27-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Does anybody if it's possible to own and register a car in AZ without being an AZ resident or hold an AZ license?

Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2019, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany previous in AZ, CA, AL, NJ,
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The first thing needed is a valid address. I know someone who lives in AZ from November through April (less than 6 months) and has another state as their legal home address (for tax purposes) and driver's license address. They leave a small car parked in the garage in AZ in the months they are gone, and it has AZ tags.
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Dessert
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I registered my car when I still had an out of state license. No problem. The people at MVD have been really nice. Almost shocking if you're expecting California DMV treatment.
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Thanks for the replies. Happy New Year!!
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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I probably wouldn't seek out the following problem, but wait for it to come and react at the time.

In past years I gotten calls from my insurance company insisting that my drivers license state of issue be the same as the registration state of issue on my car.

When I objected based on owning cars in two states, they said "we only insure one of your cars, and we'd like your drivers license state of issue changed to the state of the car we insure.

I eventually dropped that insurance company and found one that would write coverage on both cars. It was tough finding one, though.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I probably wouldn't seek out the following problem, but wait for it to come and react at the time.

In past years I gotten calls from my insurance company insisting that my drivers license state of issue be the same as the registration state of issue on my car.

When I objected based on owning cars in two states, they said "we only insure one of your cars, and we'd like your drivers license state of issue changed to the state of the car we insure.

I eventually dropped that insurance company and found one that would write coverage on both cars. It was tough finding one, though.
That's in interesting wrinkle, thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod/Green Valley AZ
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dirtydan57, my wife and I own four cars, two in AZ, two on Cape Cod. The cars are registered in the respective states where they reside. That is, the AZ cars are registered (and insured) in AZ. I have a MA driver license, as well as an AZ ID card (same size as a normal DL, looks a lot like one as well). Not sure I needed that.

Registering our two AZ cars here was never an issue.

Rich
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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dirtydan57, my wife and I own four cars, two in AZ, two on Cape Cod. The cars are registered in the respective states where they reside. That is, the AZ cars are registered (and insured) in AZ. I have a MA driver license, as well as an AZ ID card (same size as a normal DL, looks a lot like one as well). Not sure I needed that.

Registering our two AZ cars here was never an issue.

Rich
Thanks, Rich. I maintain a WI license but have obtained an AZ ID card. I appreciate the feedback.
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