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DMV Car Dealer Licensing Checklist

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The process can be broken down into three steps:
Dealer Class, Practice Exam & Certificate
Getting your bond & submitting an Application
Final location inspection by your DMV Inspector

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Here is a list of everything:
· Dealer Education School, Call TriStar Motors
800 – 901 – 5950 and to attend obtain your Certificate.
· Register On-Line at www.gotplates.com

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Everyone must take the New Dealer Class,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d05/vc11704_5.htm

· Obtain the DMV Inspector’s number for your area and
leave a message to schedule the examination.
The DMV website @ www.dmv.ca.gov

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Then from the dmv website, www.dmv.ca.gov,

the student must find the:
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
application for dealers license,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/forms/vehicledealer.htm
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm

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· Pay $ 16. and pass the DMV exam.

When you have studied and are prepared for the
DMV dealer examination the student will make an
appointment with the DMV Inspector.

The student will
need to take their:
CA photo ID & TriStar issued DMV Certificate of Completion.
The DMV dealer test is 30 minutes long, 40 questions,
multiple choice.
The student must get 28 correct out of 40, 70%, and
three chances are allowed on one certificate.
If the student does not pass, TriStar supplemental
training is always FREE.
If the student fails the test three times, TriStar will
make a full refund.

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· Choose the Name, Location and Type of dealership.
Once the testing is complete the student begins to
build the business.

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Every dealer needs to choose a name of the
dealership and a location.

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Every dealer MUST have an office.

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Every dealer needs to choose the type of dealership
and vehicle type with endorsements.
Dealer types: Retail or Wholesale Only
( Retail includes Wholesale )
Vehicle Types: A/C cars and trucks
M/C motorcycles
ATV all terrain vehicles
MH motorhome
Rec T recreational trailer
Trl trailer
SM snowmobile

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Endorsements: AutoBroker

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· Obtain the Zoning Verification Letter.
Every dealer must have their location zoning
approved, using the proper DMV form, by the local
planning authority for the office location.
The proper zoning
form:

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol902.pdf

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· File a Fictitious Name Statement with the county clerk
and have it published in a local paper.
The dealer must file a Fictitious Name Statement with
the county clerk of jurisdiction for the office location.
A list of California county websites:
http://www.csac.counties.org/default.asp?id=7·

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Obtain a Surety Bond in the amount of $ 50,000.
Wholesale & less than 25 cars/ year then $ 10,000.
The surety bond is a promise by the dealer to honor
all obligations on behalf of the dealership, including
DMV fees and penalties, State sales tax and a
judgment by any court against the dealership.
Cash, Savings or a Bond may be posted.
Your credit report will set the Bond Premium
Some credit scores will require collateral.
The DMV form needed to submit your bond:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25.htm
If less than 25 cars per year & wholesale only:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol25b.pdf

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· Obtain a Business License
The city or county issuing the zoning permission letter
will usually require a business license.
· Obtain a Live Scan Fingerprint Card.
To obtain a location check:

http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/publications/contact.php

DMV Live Scan information:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/livescan.htm
DMV Sample Live Scan Form
http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/dmv8016.pdf

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Obtain a Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit.
To obtain a location of a field office:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/phone.htm
Board Information on Registration:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm#sales
Application Form:
http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe400spa.pdf

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· Complete the Application and have someone read it
over for you to look for errors and omissions.

Ask your
DMV Inspector if you can FAX it in for review.
· Call the DMV Inspector and submit the Application with
your Bond Declaration Form. You must have a Bond in
place to submit your application. If you wish to be
considered for a temporary license, you must have all
photos completed as well.
list of DMV inspectors,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/inspector_office.htm
DMV photo requirements:
http://dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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Generally you will need:
11 photos for retail
8 for wholesale, 9 for wholesale with a broker endorsement

 They are:

1 Building photo
2 Outside sign photo ®
3 Display area photo ®
4 Office
5 Business License posting photo
6 Resale Permit posting photo
7 Telephone
8 Interior Signs ®
9 Locked Cabinet
10 Checkbook
11 Dealer Book

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· Build your office before you contact the DMV Inspector
for final inspection and clearance.

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· Obtain a phone and have a phone line installed in the
name of the dealership, including a 411 listing.

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· If retail, Obtain and install exterior signs.
One sign if sole user of the location.
Multiple signs if mixed use at the location.

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· If retail, Install the three Office Signs provided by TriStar

The No Cooling Off Period Notice to Public

The Inspection of Vehicle Notice to Public

Car Buyer Bill of Rights Disclosure

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 Create a locked cabinet, desk drawer, file cabinet or safe to store DMV report of sale forms.

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· Open a Bank Account in the name of the dealership.

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· Label a thick 3 ring binder as your dealer book.

This book will hold for all updates sent by the DMV, all ROS
forms you might have to void & your broker log. ·

For registration forms write to:
DMV Forms Office
P.O. Box 932242, Sacramento,CA, 94232
Use the list of forms from the DMV website & add the
REG 262 to the list.
list of registration forms,
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/formsreg.htm
Draft a letter on your dealer letterhead including a
copy of your DMV certificate of completion requesting
25 of each listed form.
These forms are sent at no charge.

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· Contact for forms & disclosures.
Their website for dealer forms:
http://licenseframegirl.com

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The four forms needed:

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conditional sales contract CA553
English copy, 4 per set, latest version
Spanish Copy, 1 per set, latest version

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as-is no warranty for Federal Buyers Guide, 327D
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy, latest version

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car buyer bill of rights option form
English copy, latest version
Spanish Copy,latest version

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Not for Sale Sticker

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· Create & have ready photos of your setup.
Instruction on photos @
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/photoreq.htm

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· Final inspection follows in 90 – 120 days following
clearance from Sacramento.
The DMV Inspector will call you for an inspection appointment.
· When you pass inspection you will receive your:
dealer number
wall license
car dealer license special plates
report of sale forms, for your type of license.

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good luck

Joseph

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Under the provisions of AB 1215 effective 07-01-2012

all dealers must post a red 4″ x 5″ sticker on each vehicle with branded title

the red sticker must read:

“WARNING According to a vehicle history report issued by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS),

this vehicle has been reported as a total-loss vehicle by an insurance company,

has been reported into NMVTIS by a junk or salvage reporting safety, and/or condition of the vehicle.

Because of its history as a junk, salvage, or title-branded vehicle,

the manufacturer’s warranty or service contract on this vehicle may be affected.

Ask the dealer to see a copy of the NMVTIS vehicle history report.

got the correct DMV registration forms ???

Most Commonly Used DMV Forms

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view, fill out and print forms. To incorporate the latest accessibility features download of the latest version of Acrobat Reader may be required. If you have problems with Acrobat Reader or our PDF form, select PDF Troubleshooting. To submit a form electronically, use the eForm version. For large quantities, read Ordering DMV Forms in Large Quantities To obtain a form by mail, call DMV’s automated phone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-777-0133. To speak to an operator call between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, Pacific Time.

Click on the Clicking this symbol will display form instructions. to view information for the form.

Drivers

Change of Address (PDF) (DMV 14) Click to view form instructions.

Request for Own Driver License or Vehicle Registration Record (PDF) (INF 1125) Click to view form instructions.

Traffic Accident Report (PDF) eforms Click to view form instructions.

Vehicles

Bill of Sale (PDF) (REG 135) Click to view form instructions.

Notice of Release of Liability (PDF) (REG 138) Click to view form instructions.

Application for Duplicate Title (PDF) (REG 227) Click to view form instructions.

Application for Title or Registration (REG 343) (PDF) Click to view form instructions.

Statement of Facts (PDF) (REG 256) Click to view form instructions.

Plates, Placards, and Stickers

Special Interest License Plates Application (PDF) (REG 17) Click to view form instructions.

Application for Replacement Plates, Sticker, Documents (PDF) (REG 156) Click to view form instructions.

Application for Disabled Person Parking Placard or Plates (PDF) (REG 195) Click to view form instructions.

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2-Part Buyers Guides

(100 per pack)

$21.99

All auto dealers throughout the United States are required to display this two page (one page duplicated) form in the side window of every used vehicle offered for sale. The Federal Trade Commission oversees this regulation to disclose whether or not a dealer is offering any kind of warranty. The form must be prominently displayed on a vehicle’s window while the vehicle sits in the dealer’s inventory. The form may be removed from a window for a “test drive”, but must be returned to the window immediately upon return from the test drive if a sale is not consumated. If the vehicle is sold, the form is signed and part of the paperwork processed at delivery of the vehicle. The one and only purpose of this form is to disclose what warranties, if any, are included with the purchase if this vehicle. A “used vehicle” is defined by the Federal Trade Commission as any vehicle previously registered, and any vehicle previously used. This includes new vehicle rollbacks as well as unlicensed demonstrators (demos). There is an exemption for vehicles weighing in excess of 6,000 lbs. unladen weight, which means motorhomes and heavier duty trucks are exempt from the “Buyers Guide” regulations. Required by law for consumer protection on used vehicles, this form meets federal regulations. Pressure sensitive tape at the top and bottom holds this 2-part carbonless, 8 1/2″ wide x 11″ tall form to the window. Available in two styles: “As-Is” or “Implied Warranty”. Note, some states prohibit “As-Is” sales. Sold in packs of 100. Quantity Discount Prices available on quantities of 5 and 10 or more packs.
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great time to become a used car dealer

Jeanette Pavini

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This is a fantastic time to buy a used car

 By Jeanette Pavini

With the average price of used cars at a four-year low and the proliferation of certified preowned programs offered by car makers, this is a great time to be shopping for a used car. But you need to be well-prepared to get your money’s worth when you drive off the lot.

Some of the best news for used-car shoppers is that pent-up demand is driving up sales of new cars. New-car sales are rebounding strongly and Edmunds.com experts say that trend will continue next year. Plus, the number of expiring leases also is increasing. All this points to a bigger inventory of used cars.


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It also means some models are sitting on the lots a bit longer, and the prices are going down. According to Edmunds.com, the average price for used cars in the third quarter was $15,617, the lowest it has been in four years.

If you’re after a Volvo, GMC or Chevrolet, then you’re in luck. According to Edmunds.com, those three brands sat on lots longer than others and therefore typically carried a lower price. But if you’re after a Honda, Toyota or Lexus, you may find an above-average price. These cars were most popular in the third quarter.

While timing and prices are important, there is also work to be done before you buy a used car, whether it’s from a dealer or an individual. Don’t just drive the car around the block. Give the car a thorough test drive on highways and hills.

Look for an inspection checklist like this used-car work sheet from DMV.org. It reminds you of all the things you need to do, like bringing a CD to test the car stereo, checking the windshield wipers, and making sure the car manual is in the glove department.

Research before you shop. Use a site like Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com orTrueCar.com to estimate the value of the car. This will help you determine a fair price before you go into negotiations.

You may also want to research typical repair and maintenance costs for the vehicle you’re interested.

Some cars are far more expensive to fix and maintain than others, so even if you get a low price, you might still be paying big bucks in the long run. You can use calculators like Edmunds.com’s True Cost to Own feature. It calculates a variety of factors including maintenance and repairs to determine how much your vehicle will actually cost you. Also, check with your insurance company to see if your insurance will go up.

The Federal Trade Commission recommends checking an independent database service to review a vehicle’s history. They suggest the Justice Department’s National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. There is a small fee to receive a report, ranging from about $2.95 to $12.99. per report.

This service is good for more than just cars. You can find reports on buses, trucks, motorcycle, RVs, motor homes—even tractors. The report covers information about the vehicle’s title, odometer, and some damage history.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has a free database where you enter a car’s vehicle identification number, or VIN, and can access a car’s history to see if it has been reported as a stolen but not recovered car, or a salvage vehicle. According to the NICB, the vehicles stolen the most often in 2012 were the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Ford full-size pickup, Chevrolet full-size pickup, and Toyota Camry.

The FTC also suggests checking with a local consumer protection agency or your state’s attorney general’s office to find out if a dealer has any unresolved complaints.

The so-called Used Car Rule requires dealers to post a buyer’s guide in each used car (with the exception of dealers in Maine and Wisconsin). It must state whether a vehicle is being sold “as is” or under warranty, including how much of the repairs a dealer will cover under that warranty. Among other things, it will also tell you to have the car inspected by an independent mechanic before you purchase it. This is advice you should definitely take.

And finally, in many states you can purchase the right to a “cooling-off period.” You pay a fee based on the purchase price and if for any reason you change your mind, you have the right to bring the car back within a specified time period. Alternately, some states don’t have cooling-off periods, so check with your state’s motor vehicle department.

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, documentarian and author Jeanette Pavini covers consumer and investigative news for numerous publications, radio and television. Jeanette is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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State Investigators Arrest Two Riverside Men In Tax Fraud Probe

November 01, 2013

Posh home and Auto Sales Businesses Raided

State investigators with the Franchise Tax Board and Board of Equalization raided a million dollar-plus residence in Riverside and two automobile sales businesses Tuesday, October 29.   After serving the search warrants, investigators arrested Ahmad Mohamod Sami, 38 and Nader M. Sami, 45, both of Riverside.   According to the Riverside County Jail’s website, the two men were each booked on three felony charges including white collar crime, failure to turn over government money and filing false tax returns.

Investigators searched the homes on Wyndham Hill Drive and could be seen loading potential evidence into rented moving vans.  Parked on the two acre parcel were two Bentleys and a Jaguar, all with paper auto dealer plates on them.

Investigators also searched and removed items from A-one Auto Centers located in Riverside and San Bernardino.

“While this investigation has stirred up questions and intrigue among the public in Riverside, the investigators must go about their duties to determine what laws have been violated and see this case through the prosecution process,” said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA).  CSLEA represents nearly 7,000 law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the State of California including investigators with the Franchise Tax Board.

To see video of  the Tuesday’s Raid visit PE Bloggers

Other articles: http://www.pe.com/business/business-headlines/20131031-riverside-bail-for-a-one-auto-owners-raised-to-2.6-million.ece

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car dealer plates rules from the dmv ( california code of regulations )

dmv dealer plate use from the california code of regulations

BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 13. MOTOR VEHICLES
DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 1. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
ARTICLE 3.3. SPECIAL PLATES

This database is current through 8/16/13 

§ 201.00. Use of Special Plates Issued to a Dealer, Manufacturer, Remanufacturer, or Distributor.

(a) Special plates referenced in this section may only be used on vehicles that a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor owns or lawfully possesses.

(b) The following individuals may operate a vehicle with special plates for any purpose:

(1) An individual who is the sole owner, a general partner, a manager of a limited liability company, or a corporate officer or director of a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor, provided that individual is actively engaged in the management and control of the business operations of the dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor;

(2) A general manager, or business manager, or sales manager who is actively engaged in the management and control of the business operations of the dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor when no other individual meets the criteria in (1) above;

(3) An individual employed by a manufacturer or distributor and licensed as a representative.

(c) Any licensed driver may operate a vehicle with special plates for any purpose if an individual identified in section (b) is also in the vehicle.

(1) An unaccompanied licensed driver, who regularly resides in the immediate household of an individual identified in section (b), may operate a vehicle with special plates solely to pick up or drop off that individual.

(d) A licensed driver who is an employee of a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer or distributor may drive a vehicle with special plates when that employee is acting within the course and scope of his or her employment.

(e) Any licensed driver may operate a vehicle with dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor special plates for special event purposes if the operator carries a letter of authorization from the licensee identifying the vehicle, duration, and location of operation, and person(s) authorized to operate the vehicle.

(f) Any licensed driver, who is a prospective buyer or lessee, may test drive a vehicle with special plates for up to seven days.

(1) A salesperson is not required to be present.

(2) If a salesperson is not present, the operator must carry a letter of authorization from the licensee identifying the vehicle, duration, and person(s) authorized to operate the vehicle.

(g) Employees of a commercial vehicle dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor who must operate a commercial vehicle in the course of their employment, may take a commercial drive test in a commercial vehicle displaying dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor special plates.

(h) A trailer, displaying special plates, may be towed by a vehicle with Vehicle Code authority to operate on the highways.

(i) Any use of special plates issued to a dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, or distributor except as specified is prohibited.

Note: Authority cited: Section 1651, Vehicle Code. Reference: Sections 11714, 11715 and 11716, Vehicle Code.

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