FROM: ADOT Motor Vehicle Division, Mandatory Insurance Unit

DATE: June 7, 2022

RE: MVD Insurance Reporting system changes and required actions
The current insurance reporting system for the ADOT Motor Vehicle Division is the Arizona
Mandatory Insurance Reporting System (AMIRS). ADOT will be transitioning from AMIRS to the Arizona Insurance Verification System (AZIVS) in the next few weeks.
This transition will require all insurance companies authorized to sell motor vehicle liability
insurance to register with the new system, beginning June 7, 2022.
Action Required: In order to onboard with the new system, you will need to go to and click on the “Register” link in the top menu. Registration is only
available to insurance companies that are licensed in

Arizona Announces Extension of Major Medical Transitional Policies Until Further Notice


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Fraud Unit

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