2015 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 28 - Transportation
§ 28-4533 Dealer's certificate; dealer license plates; fees

AZ Rev Stat § 28-4533 (2015) What's This?

28-4533. Dealer's certificate; dealer license plates; fees

A. A dealer may apply to the department, on a form provided for that purpose, for a dealer's certificate containing a general distinguishing number. If the applicant is a dealer in new motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers, the applicant shall submit satisfactory proof that the applicant is a duly authorized distributor or dealer for a manufacturer.

B. The department may issue dealer license plates to each dealer as follows:

1. For new motor vehicle dealers, not more than thirty dealer license plates plus one additional license plate for every fifty motor vehicles that are sold based on reported sales in the previous license year.

2. For used motor vehicle dealers, not more than fifteen dealer license plates plus one additional license plate for every fifty vehicles that are sold based on reported sales in the previous license year.

3. For wholesale motor vehicle dealers, not more than two dealer license plates plus one additional license plate for every fifty vehicles that are sold based on reported sales in the previous license year. All of the following requirements apply to dealer license plates issued pursuant to this paragraph:

(a) Before the wholesale motor vehicle dealer's license continuation date, the wholesale motor vehicle dealer must submit evidence satisfactory to the department that the wholesale motor vehicle dealer has sold at least ten vehicles in the previous license year.

(b) If the wholesale motor vehicle dealer does not submit the evidence prescribed in subdivision (a) of this paragraph, the department shall cancel the dealer license plates issued to the wholesale motor vehicle dealer.

(c) The department shall not issue more than ten dealer license plates to a wholesale motor vehicle dealer pursuant to this paragraph.

C. The department, on granting the application, shall issue to the applicant a certificate containing the applicant's name and address and the general distinguishing number assigned to the applicant and the dealer license plates for which the applicant applied on payment of the fee provided in this section.

D. The fee for each license plate or pair of license plates issued to a dealer is:

1. Thirty dollars, if the dealer is not a motorcycle dealer.

2. Ten dollars, if the dealer is a motorcycle dealer.

E. The director may recall, redesign and reissue dealer license plates pursuant to this article. The plate or pair of plates issued shall contain a number or symbol distinguishing them from every other plate or pair of plates issued to the same dealer. The director shall not allow a request for dealer license plates to be combined with a request for a personalized special plate issued pursuant to section 28-2406. Reissued dealer license plates shall be distributed as determined by the director.

F. The right to use a dealer license plate issued terminates at midnight on the last day of the month in which the plate fees are due unless the plate fees for the following year are paid.

G. A dealer who applies for and obtains dealer license plates shall comply with chapter 9 of this title.

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