Dealer Services and Licensing

Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing

Dealer Licensing Criminal Records Check

Please read this section carefully before you begin the fingerprinting process.

Where to Obtain Fingerprinting Services

See the list of law-enforcement agencies where fingerprinting services are available.

General Information

In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes 28-4361, fingerprints are required to be submitted with each application for a motor vehicle dealer license, so that a state and federal criminal records check can be conducted. This process is coordinated through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

This process applies to sole owners, general partners and all individuals listed as having 20% or more stock or ownership.  Please provide a single fingerprint card with a set of rolled fingerprints. Please make sure that the prints are legible. If they are smudged or blurred, the prints will be rejected and you will be required to submit an additional set.  The fingerprint card and Technician Form are to be submitted in the sealed envelope that is provided with the fingerprint card.  This envelope is to be submitted with the application packet.

While fingerprinting requirements vary depending on location, here are some general guidelines:

  • Have at least one valid form of government-issued identification with a photograph available.
  • You may be charged a fee by the fingerprinting agency.
  • Sign the card in the presence of the law-enforcement officer or the fingerprint technician.
  • You must have the individual rolling your fingerprints sign the card in the designated space.
  • You must use the blue and white fingerprint card # FD-258.
Where to Send Fingerprint Card

Mail your completed fingerprint card, along with your application to this address:

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

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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 civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. 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 civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.