Fun Facts

Time Zone: The State of Arizona is located in the Mountain Standard Zone (MST). Arizona is one of only two U.S. states that does not make an adjustment for Daylight Savings Time (DST), and during the months of April through October, Arizona time mirrors Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Dress: Arizona takes a relaxed approach to dress, and casual clothing is acceptable for most occasions. Summer wear includes wide-brim hats, sunglasses and lightweight fabrics. In the warmer months, indoor air conditioning can get chilly for some, so be prepared with a lightweight jacket or sweater. Sunscreen to protect the skin is recommended year round. In the winter, a lightweight coat or jacket will usually suffice, unless you are planning to visit higher mountain areas where colder temperatures and snow are possible.

STATE FLOWER:Saguaro Cactus Blossom

STATE GEM:Turquoise

STATE BIRD:Cactus Wren



Newspapers: The Arizona Republic 1.800.332.6733 / Phoenix Business Journal 602.230.8400 / http://

Liquor Laws: Arizona law prohibits anyone younger than 21 to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Liquor can be served by a licensed business from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday – Sunday.

Driver’s License / Vehicle Registration: Drivers who have relocated to Arizona are required to obtain an Arizona driver’s license and register their vehicles to this state. Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) offers services for vehicle title and registration and for obtaining a new Arizona driver license. For complete information about what makes you a Resident, Obtaining a License, Types of Licenses and Applying for Title and Registration, visit and click on the “New to Arizona?” tab on the left hand side of the screen.

Community Resources: Better Business Bureau – The bureau promotes business standards, provides reports on business, works to solve customer-business disputes, disseminates information on charities and offers free consumer publication.

BBB of Central, Northern, Western Arizona Main Location: 4428 North 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 1.602.264.1721 (ph) 1.877.291.6222 (toll-free) 1.602-263-0997 (fx) (e-mail) Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Yavapai County Office: 159 West Gurley Street, Phoenix, AZ 86305 1.928.772.3410 (ph) 1.928.771.1343 (fx) (e-mail) Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Light Rail: METRO light rail is a great way to get to work, school, shopping and events in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Light rail connects seamlessly with the bus system – your transit pass is good for both. The light rail line travels south and east to Camelback Road, toward Sky Harbor International Airport and continues all the way to Tempe, and Mesa.