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Every year, across our country and around the world, men and women are killed in the line of service
while working in the towing and recovery industry.  

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum Survivor Fund

provides financial assistance to the families of our fallen in their time of need.
You do not have to be a member of the museum to qualify.

Survivor Fund Policies | International Towing Museum

Request for Inclusion in the Survivor Fund & Wall of The Fallen Application
International Towing Museum











NMVTIS Reporting


Out of Service Criteria

View current DPS Out of Service Criteria

DPS Towing Regulations

DPS Tow Truck Regulations

Department of Public Safety Towing Safety Agreements Amendment

TSA holders:

On May 31st, the aforementioned amendment for permissible election of tow yard access/claims process through appointment expired. It has been determined that this amendment is reinstated and extended until further notice and will be effective immediately.

Thank you and stay safe and healthy.

List of Tow Trucks Changing Class

List of tow trucks that will change classification.

Updates from Arizona Motor Vehicle Division

The following updates are effective immediately:
Electronic Lien and Title (ELT)

Basic Title Information

Lien-Free Title

Governing Authority Permission


Important contact numbers for towing businesses in Arizona

Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Click here for AZ Highway Patrol District contact info

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau
DPS Tow Truck Regulations
Tow Truck Inspection Application
Tow Truck Company Registration Application

Department of Financial Institutions


602-771-2800 / 1-800-544-0708

Arizona Commerce Authority


Arizona Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Division


Commercial Driver License
Phoenix 602-255-0072
Tucson 520-629-9808
AZ Toll Free 800-251-5866

Arizona State Legislature


Arizona Department Revenue



Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  If a driver of a CMV, classified heavy tow truck has been called via a hand held mobile telephone by law enforcement officials to assist in an emergency situation, does the driver of the CMV get the exception under392.82(C)? 

Answer:  Yes, the driver would fall under the exception and would be able to communicate with law enforcement officials and other emergency services at the time of the call, and during the emergency situation. This would include hand-held mobile telephone communication with law enforcement officials, other emergency services as well as the drivers home terminal and members of his/her company. However; it needs to be clear, the use of the hand-held mobile telephone is authorized provided the use is strictly in conjunction with the emergency. That being said any situation or complaint involving the use of hand-held mobile telephones by your drivers or any driver of a CMV, the Heavy Tow Truck Company would be investigated to confirm the use was in conjunction with the emergency police situation.

Question: Is a commercial driver’s license (CDL) required for all tow truck drivers?
Answer: No

Question: Does my towing business pay transaction privilege tax?
Answer: No, "services" are not taxable.