Flag for Arizona Time Change 2016 in Arizona, United States

Next change:
Nov
4
1 hour Back

Nov 4, 2018, 2:00 am

In small parts of Arizona

State: Arizona

Abbreviation: AZ

State Capital: Phoenix

Country: United States

Time Zones: 2

Location

Note: Only some parts of Arizona used DST in 2016.

Mar 13

Forward 1 hour

Mar 13, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 13, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
March 13, 2016: DST Starts in USA & Canada

Nov 6

Back 1 hour

Nov 6, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Nov 6, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
USA & Canada: DST Ends on Nov 6, 2016

Other years: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Does Arizona Have Daylight Saving Time?

Most of Arizona does not use DST. The only exception is the Navajo Nation where clocks spring forward 1 hour together with the rest of the United States on the second Sunday in March and fall back again on the first Sunday in November (see locations in the table below).

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Daylight Saving Time Info

DST in Locations in Arizona in 2016 (30 Locations)

BuckeyeNo DSTMoenkopiNo DSTSeligmanNo DST
Bullhead CityNo DSTMohave ValleyNo DSTSierra VistaNo DST
ChandlerNo DSTPageNo DSTSurpriseNo DST
ChinleMar 13 - Nov 6PaysonNo DSTTempeNo DST
FlagstaffNo DSTPhoenixNo DSTTuba CityMar 13 - Nov 6
GlendaleNo DSTPinetop-LakesideNo DSTTucsonNo DST
GoodyearNo DSTPrescottNo DSTWelltonNo DST
JedditoMar 13 - Nov 6SahuaritaNo DSTWindow RockMar 13 - Nov 6
Kykotsmovi Village, HopiNo DSTScottsdaleNo DSTWinslowNo DST
MesaNo DSTSedonaNo DSTYumaNo DST

Daylight Saving Time History in Arizona

DST in Arizona Today

Arizona is the only state in the contiguous US that has opted out of DST, a right granted by the US Energy Policy Act of 2005.

The Navajo Nation, a semi-autonomous Native American territory, observes DST because it extends into New Mexico and Utah. The Hopi Nation, which lies within the Navajo Nation, follows Arizona's no-DST rule.