Real Estate-Related Business

Real Estate-Related Business

The Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI) is responsible for administering state laws for regulating the appraisal industry which includes, Registered Trainee Appraisers, Licensed Real Estate Appraisers, Certified Residential Real Estate Appraisers, Certified General Real Estate Appraisers, Designated Supervisory Appraisers, Property Tax Agents, and Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) as well as the approval of appraisal education providers. (17)

Contact: Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions, Real Estate Appraisal Division, 602.771.2800


Real estate brokers and salespersons, cemetery brokers and salespersons, campground membership brokers and salespersons, and property management are licensed through the Arizona Department of Real Estate Licensing Division. Business brokers, or anyone involved in buying and selling businesses, other than the business owner, may also require a license through this department.

Download: Documents and Forms


The Development Services Division (DSD) of the Arizona Department of Real Estate regulates the sale of subdivided lands, unsubdivided lands, timeshares, membership camping contracts and cemetery plots.

Download: Documents and Forms


Real estate schools and instructors are licensed through the Arizona Department of Real Estate Education Division.

Download: Educator Documents and Forms


Prior to registering entity with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) or Arizona Secretary of State, you must submit the Name Reservation Request form.

Download licensing form: Entity / Employing Broker Name Reservation Request (Form LI-213)
Download licensing form: Entity / Employing Broker Name Reservation Request Instructions


Contact: Arizona Department of Real Estate, 602.771.7799


Additional Information:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Real Estate Tax Center: The links on this page provide information such as tax tips and trends and statistics for the Real Estate industry. The Arizona Association of Realtors represents real estate practitioners in Arizona.