arizona newcomer

Arizona Newcomer Information

Automotive Information:

Drivers Licenses are issued by the State of Arizona and are required for newcomers as soon as residency has taken place. Proof of and and identity is needed.(birth certificate, previous drivers license, etc.) You must also pass a vision test, and possibly a written and road test. Drivers license fees are based on the age of the applicant. Arizona drivers licenses expire at the age of 60 and each driver is required to update their eye test and photo every 12 years. Drivers 55 and older recieve a 5 year license.

Motor Vehicle Department of Arizona
1801 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 255-0072

Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Carefree:
15023 N. 75th St
Scottsdale, AZ

Vehicle Emissions Testing: All Cars built after 1966 must pass emissions inspection. For vehicle inspection stations call (602) 470-4646.

Vehicle Registration: You can register your vehicle at the same offices as you get your drivers license. The fee is based on the make, model and year of the car. You must provide the previous registration card, license plates and title in order to register your vehicle.

Television Guide:

Channel 3: KTVK (Independent)
Channel 5: KPHO (CBS)
Channel 8: KAET (PBS)
Channel 10: KSAZ (FOX)
Channel 12: KPNX (NBC)
Channel 15: KNXV (ABC)
Channel 21: KPAZ (RELIGIOUS)
Channel 33: KTVW (UNIVISION)
Channel 45: KUTP (UPN)
Channel 61: KASW (WB)
Channel 64: KDRX (TELEMUNDO)

Radio Guide:

89.5 KBAQ CLASSICAL
91.5 KJZZ NPR/JAZZ
92.3 KKFR POP HITS
93.3 KDKB ROCK
94.5 KOOL OLDIES
95.5 KYOT GREATEST HITS
96.9 KGLQ CLASSIC HITS (80’S)
97.9 KUPD ALTERNATIVE ROCK
98.7 KKLT ADULT CONTEMPORARY
99.9 KESZ ADULT CONTEMPORARY
100.7 KSLX CLASSIC ROCK
101.5 KZON ALTERNATIVE
102.5 KNIX COUNTRY
103.3 KWCY COUNTRY
103.9 KEDJ ALTERNATIVE
104.7 KZZP POP HITS
105.9 KHOT RHYTHM & BLUES
107.1 KVVA SPANISH
107.9 KMLE COUNTRY

State Income Tax Information:

Single and Married filing separately:
Taxable Income:
$0-$10,000 2.88%
$10,001-$25,000 3.24%
$25,001-$50,000 3.82%
$50,001-$150,000 4.74%
$150,001+ 5.10%

Married Filing Jointly/ Unmarried Head of Household:
Taxable Income:
$0-$20,000 2.88%
$20,001-$50,000 3.24%
$50,001-$100,000 3.82%
$100,001-$300,000 4.74%
$300,001+ 5.10%

Property Taxes:

Maricopa County property taxes are based on the assessed value of each home and property.

Formula: TAX=(assessed value) x (district tax rate)

For further information, contact the Maricopa County Treasurers office at (602) 506-3975

Voter Registration:

To vote in local, state and national elections you must be registered to vote 29 days prior to the election, be at least 18 years old and a resident of the United States.

Registration can be done online by printing a form out and mailing it to the Maricopa County Recorders office.