Office of Inspector General

Reporting Unlicensed Automobile Dealer Sales

Per Arizona Revised Statute 28-4301, a person can only sell, offer to sell, exchange, or negotiate up to six vehicles in any 12 consecutive months without a used motor vehicle license. The sale of the seventh vehicle qualifies them as an unlicensed automobile dealer subject to criminal prosecution.  The statute also applies to Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealers that sell vehicles retail to the public. 

Typically, these unlicensed dealers will offer vehicles for sale on social media sites such as Facebook, Craigslist, eBay and Offer Up.  Unlicensed automobile dealers sometimes referred to as “curbers” or “curbstoning” sell vehicles on street corners or vacant lots. 

To file a complaint on an unauthorized automobile dealer, complete an Incident Complaint Form.  Include on the complaint form as much of the following information as available:

  • License Plates or Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of the vehicles sold
  • A listing of the social media advertisements, if applicable
  • Any known offender information including, name, address, and phone number

Include with the Incident Complaint Form photos of the vehicles offered for sale and copies of the Social Media advertisements.

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Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex 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 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.