Phoenix, Arizona escort and escort bureau licenses

In attempts to crack down on prostitution in Phoenix, statues were written to require the issuance of licenses to escort bureaus and escorts in the city. An escort is anyone, who for a fee, is held out to the public as available for hire to accompany others to social affairs and places of amusement, both in public or private situations. An escort bureau is any business that offers to provide or actually provides escorts to clients wishing for some companionship. All kinds of sexual activity are strictly prohibited from occurring as a result of the escort/client business relationship.

Licensing Office

  • License Services Section (City Clerk’s office)
  • 200 W. Washington St., First Floor
  • Phoenix, Arizona 85003
  • Phone: (602) 262-4638, option 4
  • Fax: (602) 495-0783
  • [email protected]


  • Escort Bureau License Application $305
  • Escort Bureau License $130
  • Escort License $ 23

Length of time to receive license

  • 4 weeks

Requirements for Escort and Escort Bureau License applications:

  • Full legal name of applicant, along with current contact information
  • Physical description
  • Date of birth and proof of age (driver’s license) — applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Photo taken by the City Clerk at time of application

Additional requirements for Escort License applications:

  • Disclosure of any prostitution-related convictions over the past 5 years
  • Information about any outstanding arrest warrants
  • Notarized verification of employment by a licensed escort bureau (with its contact information provided)

Extra requirements for Escort Bureau applications:

  • Business trade names belonging to applicant
  • Five-year residence and business address history
  • Five-year employment history
  • Applicant’s history of any license denials, revocations or suspensions
  • All previous convictions or warrants
  • Fingerprints
  • Services to be provided by escort bureau
  • Escort names and contact information, including current license numbers
  • Business phone numbers
  • All business names the bureau will operate under or be marketed with

Applications must be submitted in person to the City Clerk’s office (License Services Division) throughout the week (Monday through Friday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are appreciated.

Applications are available online here:

Additional details about laws regarding escort licenses and escort bureau licenses can be found here.