Dealer Services and Licensing

Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing

Process Overview

We are intent on processing your application for an ADOT Motor Vehicle Dealer License in an expeditious and timely manner.

We recommend that you review Arizona Revised Statute, Title 28, Chapter 10, the law that governs motor vehicle dealers at

Submit applications to:

Motor Vehicle Division
Dealer Licensing Unit
P.O. Box 2100, MD 552M
Phoenix, AZ 85001

Each applicant/owner, officer, member who is not currently licensed as a motor vehicle dealer and owns 20% or more interest in the business, must submit a fingerprint card along with supporting documents and fee for a criminal records check. This process takes approximately three to four weeks.  New franchised applicants/owners are exempt from the criminal records check requirement.

For additional information, see Criminal Records Check and Fingerprinting Locations located in the tabs above.

After successful completion of the criminal records check, you will receive an invoice for your Motor Vehicle Dealer License. Your dealer license certificate will be issued to you via email upon payment of your Invoice.

If you have questions or need additional information, please go to the Dealer Licensing website at, email or call 602.712.7571.

Note: Entities that meet the statutory definition of a Sales Finance Company, please contact AZDFI at 602.771.2800 regarding financial licensing requirements.  


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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.