Arizona is rolling out a newly designed driver's license in the coming months and will no longer issue permanent new licenses at Motor Vehicle Division offices.
The new policy being implemented June 16 means drivers going to an MVD office for a new license will instead get a temporary one. The new permanent card will be mailed within two weeks.
The changes are needed for new security features for licenses and state-issued identity cards. Cards will have a larger personal portrait, a laser perforation shaped like Arizona and a raised date of birth imprint to make the cards harder to forge and easier to identify.
Some MVD offices and all contractor facilities that issue licenses already mail them.
Old licenses will be good until their expiration dates.