#auto dealers license
Definitions (ARS 28-4301, effective Jan. 1, 2006)
“Automotive Recycler” means a person who is engaged in the business of buying or acquiring a motor vehicle solely for the purpose of dismantling, selling or otherwise disposing of the parts or accessories and who dismantles six or more vehicles in a calendar year.
“Broker” means a person who for a fee, commission or other valuable consideration offers to provide, provides or represents that the person will provide a service of arranging or assisting in effecting the purchase of a motor vehicle and who is not
- a new motor vehicle dealer or an employee or agent of a new motor vehicle dealer.
- a used motor vehicle dealer or an employee or agent of a used motor vehicle dealer.
- a manufacturer or an employee or agent of a manufacturer.
- an auctioneer or engaged in the auto auction business.
- a wholesale motor vehicle dealer.
“New Motor Vehicle Dealer” means a person who buys, sells, exchanges or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of any interest in, or who is engaged in the business of selling, new motor vehicles or used motor vehicles taken in trade on new motor vehicles or used vehicles purchased for resale.
“Public Consignment Auction Dealer” means a person who at the public consignment auction dealer’s established place of business or at an authorized off-premises location pursuant to the requirements of Section 28-4401 in the business of both of the following:
- Conducting live auctions with a licensed auctioneer verbally calling for and accepting bids
- Providing live auction services to the public on a consignment contract basis
“Used Motor Vehicle Dealer” means a person, other than a new motor vehicle dealer, who buys, sells, auctions, exchanges or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of any interest in, or who is engaged in the business of selling, four or more used motor vehicles in a continuous 12 month period. Used motor vehicle dealer does not include a wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer or public consignment auction dealer.
“Wholesale Motor Vehicle Auction Dealer” means a person who is in the business of providing auction services solely in wholesale transactions to motor vehicle dealers licensed by this state or any other jurisdiction, and who neither buys, sells nor owns the motor vehicles he or she auctions in the ordinary course of business.
“Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealer” means a person who sells used motor vehicles only to licensed motor vehicle dealers.
Application (ARS 28-4361)
Application must be completed in full and must be signed by the individual, all partners, or an officer of the corporation.
Criminal Records Check (ARS 28-4361C)
Each partner and each applicant who owns 20% or more of an entity and who seeks a new license must provide a personal history form and fingerprint card to enable the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to conduct a criminal records check.
The criminal records check may not apply if the application is for a subsequent license, or each partner and each applicant owning 20 percent or more of an entity has completed a criminal records check through MVD during the past five years, or is currently licensed.
An applicant, as referenced above, who has been convicted of fraud or an auto-related felony within the last ten years or any other type of felony within the last five years will have his or her license application denied.
If application is denied, MVD will notify the applicant in writing of the denial and the grounds for the denial. The applicant may appeal the denial by requesting an administrative hearing and, if the denial is upheld, appeal to the Maricopa County Superior Court. See ARS 28-4365 for more information.