Device License Requirements

A license is required for any commercial weighing, measuring, metering, or counting device used for commercial purposes in Arizona. Examples of measuring devices may include linear devices (rope, chain, fabric) and timing devices (laundry dryer, car wash).  If you are obtaining a license in the name of an individual, you are required you to fill out and submit proof of lawful presence. (Types of documents that are accepted as proof of lawful presence are detailed on the form.)


New Devices

To obtain a device license, send a completed Placed In Service Report (PISR). You will be issued a Business Multi-Function (BMF) number and billed for the device licenses once the PISR is reviewed and approved. Your BMF number is your Agency ID number.

Licensed device changes must be reported to the Division within 7 days of the change. If transferring a license, the new licensee shall notify the Division of the following:

  • New business name and address
  • Location of the device(s)

NOTE: all devices used for commercial purposes must be NTEP-approved. (See NTEP database link below)

Online Payment & License Renewal

Use our online system and enter your invoice number or location's BMF number to make a payment.

Important Documents

Statement of Lawful Presence Download
Placed in Service Report Download
Fees, Penalties, and Charges (WMSD) Download
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