General Criteria for DBE Certification
If you wish to be considered for DBE certification, your business must meet the following general guidelines:
The business must be at least 51% owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. A socially disadvantaged individual is a citizen (or lawfully admitted permanent resident) who is a member of one of the following groups: Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American, Subcontinent American, or Woman.
The company must be an independent business, and one or more of the socially disadvantaged owners must control its management and daily operations.
Only existing “for-profit” businesses may be certified, and DBE applicants are subject to applicable small business size standards.
The personal net worth (PNW) of each socially and economically disadvantaged owner must not exceed $1.32 million with regulatory exclusions.
Apply for online DBE certification with the Arizona Department of Transportation
If your firm is an airport concessionaire or located in Maricopa County and wish to apply for both SBE and DBE certification with the City of Phoenix
To apply for DBE certification if your firm is located within Pima County
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