NOTICE TO SOLE PROPRIETOR, INDIVIDUAL AND/OR HUSBAND & WIFE BUSINESSES
Effective October 1, 2008, all persons applying for municipal licensing as Individuals, Sole Proprietors, or
Husband & Wife businesses, must provide evidence of their legal right to be in the United States in
compliance with A.R.S. 41‐1080, also known as the “Legal Arizona Workers Act.”
If applying by mail, applicants must submit the eligibility form with the application. Please indicate, by
checking the appropriate box, which of the 12 forms of documentation will be provided to verify legal
status under federal law. Return the completed eligibility form along with the application, applicable
fees and a copy of the documentation showing your legal status.
If applying in person at the Licensing Office, applicants must show one of the 12 types of documentation
listed on the eligibility form with the application and applicable fees. The eligibility form will be
completed upon presentation of the documentation.
Per State law, the City of Mesa Licensing Office cannot issue a license unless it first receives a copy of
one of the specified forms of identification and a signed eligibility form.
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Before issuing a license to an individual, the individual must present one of the following documents to
the municipality indicating that the individual's presence in the United States is authorized under federal
Check the box next to the document indicating lawful presence.
An Arizona driver license issued after 1996 or an Arizona non-operating identification license.
A driver license issued by a state that verifies lawful presence in the United States.
(See Overview of States’ Driver’s License Requirements) NOT accepted: HI, NM, UT, WA
A birth certificate or delayed birth certificate issued