How to get an Arizona Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealer License
This Arizona wholesale vehicle dealer license guide is for informational purposes only. SuretyBonds.com does not regulate or manage licensing for wholesale vehicle dealers in Arizona. Contact the Arizona Department of Transportation for the state's latest official wholesale motor vehicle dealer license requirements.
Arizona wholesale motor vehicle dealers exclusively sell used motor vehicles to licensed motor vehicle dealers. The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division enforces wholesale motor vehicle dealer license and surety bond requirements according to state statutes.
Complete the steps below to apply for your Arizona wholesale motor vehicle dealer license.
Note the Arizona DOT enforces a similar, but separate, Arizona motor vehicle dealer license and Arizona motor vehicle dealer surety bond requirements for individuals and businesses licensed to sell vehicles directly to consumers.
How do I get a wholesale motor vehicle dealer license in Arizona?
Step 1: Complete your Arizona wholesale motor vehicle dealer application.
The Arizona DOT uses the same Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for all vehicle dealers licensed in the state. Under section C, you'll check whether you're applying as a wholesale motor vehicle dealer or a wholesale auction motor vehicle dealer.
Step 2: Submit your fingerprint card.
If you own 20% or more of a dealership, you must provide a fingerprint card to authorize the Motor Vehicle Division to conduct a criminal records check. The criminal records check might not be necessary if:
- you're currently licensed
- your application is for a subsequent license
- you own 20% or more of an entity and have completed a criminal records check through the MVD within the past 5 years
Step 3: Purchase your Arizona wholesale motor vehicle dealer bond.
Arizona Statutes Section 28-4362 requires wholesale motor vehicle dealers and wholesale auction dealers file a $25,000 surety bond to get licensed. By purchasing and filing this bond you agree to comply with Arizona statutes while working as a wholesale dealer or wholesale auction dealer. If you fail to do so, your surety company will pay valid claims to the state or your clients, which you must reimburse.
You can apply for your Arizona wholesale motor vehicle dealer bond online 24/7. Your personal wholesale motor vehicle dealer bond invoice will be provided after a quick application review with annual premiums starting at $188.
Step 4: Submit your application packet to the Motor Vehicle Division.
You'll need to provide all required application documents listed below.
- fingerprint card
- surety bond
- $15 filing fee check payable to the “Motor Vehicle Division”
- Transaction Privilege Tax License copy with physical dealership address
- dealership photos
- Authorization to Release Information Statement of Personal History Form #46-0407 (if applicable)
- $22 criminal record fee check payable to the “Arizona Department of Public Safety” (if applicable)
Mail your required application documents to the following address.
Mail Drop 552-M
Motor Vehicle Division
PO Box 2100
Phoenix, AZ 85001
If you have additional questions, you can contact the MVD Dealer Licensing Unit by calling 1(602)712-7571.
How do I renew my Arizona wholesale motor vehicle dealer license?
Renewals for all Arizona motor vehicle dealer license types must be completed at ServiceArizona.com. You can contact the ServiceArizona assistance desk by calling 1(866)436-9533. Renewals are not accepted through the Dealer Licensing Unit.
Last Updated: August 28, 2023