car dealer license application checklist

Application Requirements For Vehicle Dealers Auto Commercial

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or greater) to view some of the linked documents on this page. If you have problems with Acrobat Reader see the Adobe Troubleshooting page for possible solutions.



Vehicle Dealer Original License Forms (Including Autobroker)

Forms

Note:  Forms may be completed before printing

Please print the appropriate check list to obtain a list of all the forms and any additional documents required for each license:

Select the appropriate link to print the forms required for each dealer packet:

Application forms may also be printed individually from the following list:

Additional Required Application Package Documents:

  • Certificate of Completion, Dealer Education Program (Used Vehicle Dealers and Wholesale-Only Dealers)
  • Proof of successfully passing the Used Dealer Test administered by DMV (Used Vehicle Dealers only and Wholesale-Only Dealers)
  • Letter of Authorization (New Trailer Dealers only; required for each line)
  • If filing as a Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Limited Liability Partnership owned businesses only: A copy of Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Minutes or other document filed with the Secretary of State, which identifies the officers, share holders and managers.
  • Copy of your Fictitious Name Statement
  • Signed copy of lease or rental agreement. Proof of property ownership may be required.
  • Copy of your City and/or County Business License
  • Copy of Board of Equalization Resale Permit
  • Photograph(s) of business location, refer to Photograph Procedures

Place of Business Inspection

After you have arranged an appointment with an Occupational Licensing Inspector he or she will inspect the place of business where the dealer conducts business.

  • The office of the principal place of business and each location of the dealership must be established to the extent that its construction is not temporary, transitory, or mobile in nature, except that a trailer coach office is acceptable providing it is not part of the dealer’s vehicle inventory being offered for or subject to sale while being used as an office of the dealership and otherwise meets the requirements of the Vehicle Code. The place of business is a place actually occupied either continuously or at regular periods by the dealer. Section 320, CVC.
  • Inspect all books and records pertinent to the business. CVC Section 320 (a)CVC Section 1670, and CVC Section 1671 and CCR Title 13, Section 270.00, 270.02, 270.04 and 272.00
  • Inspection of Display Area (not required if wholesale only). After you have arranged an appointment with an Occupational Licensing Inspector he or she will inspect the display area to ensure:
    • The display area of the principal place of business shall be of sufficient size to physically accommodate vehicles of a type for which the dealership is licensed to sell.
    • The display area must be clearly for the exclusive use of the dealer for display purposes only.
    • Additional display areas are permitted within a radius of 1,000 feet from the principal place of business and any licensed branch location without being subject to separate licensing. However, such display areas must also meet the signing requirement as identified in Vehicle Code Section 11709 (a).Title 13, Section 270.08, 270.08 (a) and 270.08 (b)
  • Inspection of Signs (not required if Wholesale Only Dealer). After you have arranged an appointment with an Occupational Licensing Inspector he or she will inspect the sign(s) to ensure:

Signs must be of a permanent nature, erected on the exterior of the office or on the display area, and be constructed or painted and maintained so as to withstand reasonable climatic effects and be readable as provided for inCVC Section 11709CCR, Title 13, Section 270.06

A temporary sign or device may suffice when a permanent sign is on order. Evidence of such order shall be submitted to the Department prior to issuance of a temporary permit or license. CVC Section 11709(a)

Back to Top of Page


Other Permits and Licenses

Copies of the following permits and/or licenses from other agencies must be submitted with your application:

Board of Equalization Resale Permit (Revenue and Taxation Code, Section 6066 and 6067)

All licensees selling vehicles or vessels, retail or wholesale, are required to file an application for a Seller’s Permit. The purpose of the permit is to enable the licensee to collect taxes on sales. There is no fee for the permit, but a deposit may be required. Applications can be made through your local Board of Equalization office. A copy of this permit is required as part of the application for a dealer and lessor-retail license. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Sections 11617(a)(6) and 11721(f), the Department may automatically cancel your dealer or lessor-retail license for failure to maintain a valid seller’s permit.

Pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code Section 6014, “Seller” includes every person engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property of a kind the gross receipts from the retail sale of which are required to be included in the measure of the sales tax.

Questions should be referred to BOE at (800) 400-7115 or refer to information published at Board of Equalization Publication 73(PDF).

City and/or County Business License

Licensees are required to obtain a city or county business license by the city or county licensing section in the area where the licensee is doing business. Contact your local city or county to obtain the business license. A copy of this permit is required as part of the application for a dealers license. If the City/County does not issue business licenses; a tax certificate or letter on non-issuance is required as part of the application for a dealers license.

Secretary of State’s Office

If licensed as a Corporation, Limited Liability, or Limited Liability Partnership a copy of the Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Minutes or other document filed with the Secretary of State, which identifies the officers, share holder and managers with 10% or more interest in the business is required.

The following permits and/or licenses MAY be required by other agencies.

Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Automotive Repair

Dealers who will be providing automobile servicing and repair are required to file an application with their local Bureau of Automotive Repair office. The application process takes approximately six to eight weeks and includes a fee.

Bureau of Security and Investigative Service, Repossession Agency

Pursuant to the Business and Professions Code, Section 7502, no person shall engage within this state in the activities of a repossession agency as defined inSections 7500.1 and 7500.2 unless the person holds a valid repossession agency license or is exempt from licensure pursuant to Section 7500.2 or 7500.3.

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 322-4000
Fax (916) 575-7290

http://www.dca.ca.gov/bsis/industries_regulated/repo.shtm


Original Application Fees

The fees to become a licensed dealer are:

  • $175 Non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee
  • $70 For each branch location (if applicable)
  • $70 For each dealer plate and $72 for each motorcycle plate (plus county fees, if applicable)
    • This figure will vary depending on the county where your business is located
    • Dealer plates are not required
    • Auto brokers are not eligible for plates (no inventory)
  • $225 New Motor Vehicle Board Fee, per location (new automobile, commercial, motorcycle, ATV, motorhome, and recreational trailer dealers only)
  • $100 Autobroker Endorsement fee

The Family Support Program fee is paid on original and renewal applications.


Vehicle Dealer License Renewal Forms and Fees

Forms

Fees

The fees to renew a dealer license are:

  • $1 Family Support Program fee
  • $125  Renewal application fee
  • $69 for each auto plate and $71 for each motorcycle plate (each dealer plate)(plus county fees, if applicable)
  • $225 New Motor Vehicle Board Fee, per location (new automobile, commercial, motorcycle, ATV, motorhome, and recreational trailer dealers only)
  • $75 Autobroker Endorsement fee

The Family Support Program fee is paid on original and renewal applications.


Vehicle Dealer License Modification Forms and Fees


Dealer License Exemption

A dealer who does not have an established place of business in this state but who is currently authorized to do business as, and who has an established place of business as a vehicle dealer in another state is not subject to licensure under this article if the business transacted in California is limited to the importation of vehicles for sale to, or the export of vehicles purchased from, persons licensed in California under CVC Section 11700 et seq., and CVC Section 11700.1.


Dealer License Exclusions

The term “dealer” does not include any of the following:

  • Insurance companies, banks, finance companies, public officials, or any other person coming into possession of vehicles in the regular course of business, who sells vehicles under a contractual right or obligation, in performance of any official duty, or in authority of any court of law, if the sale is for the purpose of saving the seller from loss or pursuant to the authority of a court.
  • Persons who sell or distribute vehicles of a type subject to registration for a manufacturer to vehicle dealers under this code, or who are employed by manufacturers or distributors to promote the sale of vehicles dealt in by those manufacturers or distributors.  However, any of those persons who also sell vehicles at retail are vehicle dealers and subject to this code.
  • Persons regularly employed as salespersons by vehicle dealers licensed under this code while acting in the scope of that employment.
  • Persons engaged exclusively in the bona fide business of exporting vehicles or of soliciting orders for the sale and delivery of vehicles outside the territorial limits of the United States, if no federal excise tax is legally payable or refundable on any of the transactions.  Persons not engaged exclusively in the bona fide business of exporting vehicles, but who are engaged in the business of soliciting orders for the sale and delivery of vehicles, outside the territorial limits of the United States are exempt from licensure as dealers only if their sales of vehicles produce less than 10 percent of their total gross revenue from all business transacted.
  • Persons not engaged in the purchase or sale of vehicles as a business, who dispose of any vehicle acquired and used in good faith, for their own personal use, or for use in their business, and not for the purpose of avoiding the provisions of this code.
  • Persons who are engaged in the purchase, sale or exchange of vehicles, other than motorcycles subject to identification under this code, which are not intended for use on the highways.
  • Persons temporarily retained as auctioneers solely for the purpose of disposing of vehicle stock inventories by means of public auction on behalf of the owners at the owner’s place of business, or as otherwise approved by the department, if intermediate physical possession or control of, or an ownership interest in, the inventory is not conveyed to the persons as retained.
  • Persons who are engaged exclusively in the business of purchasing, selling, servicing, or exchange racing vehicles, parts for racing vehicles and trailers designed and intended by the manufacturer to be used exclusively for carrying racing vehicles.  A “racing vehicle” is defined as a motor vehicle of a type used exclusively in a contest of speed or in a competitive trial of speed which is not intended for use on the highways.
  • Any person who is a lessor.
  • Any person who is a renter.
  • Any salvage pool.
  • Any yacht broker who is subject to the Yacht and Ship Brokers Act (Article 2 (commencing with Section 700) of Chapter 5 of Division 3 of the Harbors and Navigations Code) and who sells boat trailers in conjunction with the sale of a vessel.
  • Any licensed automobile dismantler who sells vehicles that have been reported for dismantling as provided in Vehicle Code Section 11520.
  • The Director of Corrections when selling vehicles pursuant to Section 2813.5 of the Penal Code.

Any public or private nonprofit charitable, religious, or educational institution or organization that sells vehicles if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The proceeds of the sale of the vehicles are retained by that institution or organization for its charitable, religious, or educational purposes.
  • The vehicles sold were donated to the institution or organization.
  • They meet all of the applicable equipment requirements of Vehicle Code Division 12 (commencing with Section 24000) and have been issued a certificate pursuant to Section 44015 of the Health and Safety Code.
  • The institution or organization has qualified for state tax-exempt status underSection 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation code, and federal tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Any motor club, as defined in Section 12142 of the Insurance Code, that does not arrange or negotiate individual motor vehicle purchase transactions on behalf of its members but refers members to a new motor vehicle dealer for the purchase of a new motor vehicle and does not receive a fee from the dealer contingent upon the sale of the vehicle.


Licensing Authority

California Vehicle Code. Sections 20, 285 – 286, 320(a), 426, 3000 et seq., 5753, 8803, 10750 10751, 11700 et seq., 11800, and 11824. The California Vehicle Code is available for purchase from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

California Code of Regulations . Title 13, Chapter 1.

Business and Professions Code .  Sections 9889.50-9889.53, and 17500.5.

Civil Code .  Sections 2981-2984.4.

Government Code .  Section 6157 (a) – (d).

Health and Safety Code . Sections 43150-43156, 43200-43213, and 43600-43660.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or greater) to view some of the linked documents on this page. If you have problems with Acrobat Reader see the Adobe Troubleshooting page for possible solutions.


Application Questions and Submission Information

Please refer to the Vehicle Dealer Handbook (PDF)

car dealer license checklist from gotplates.com

DMV Car Dealer Licensing Checklist

+++++
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

+++++
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

+++++
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

+++++
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

+++++

· 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.

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

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

+++++
Every dealer MUST have an office.

+++++
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

+++++
Endorsements: AutoBroker

+++++
· 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

+++++
· 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·

+++++

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

+++++
· 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

+++++

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

+++++
· 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

+++++
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

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

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

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

+++++
· 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

+++++

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

+++++

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

+++++
· 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.

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

+++++
The four forms needed:

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

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

+++++

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

+++++

Not for Sale Sticker

+++++

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

+++++
· 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.

+++++

good luck

Joseph

gotplates.com

800-901-5950

thanks

tesla wants to write a new car dealer handbook ( in all 50 states )

Automaker Tesla looks to bypass car dealers

The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

WENDY MAEDA/GLOBE STAFF

The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

Across from the Victoria’s Secret at the upscale Natick Mall is the kind of stylish storefront where you would expect to buy designer jeans, boutique jewelry, and chic accessories.

But the expensive bauble on sale in this storefront is a car — the super-sleek, super-fast Tesla electric vehicle. And the Natick outpost may just be the car showroom of the future, as Tesla plans to soon introduce a midpriced model intended to broaden its appeal among car buyers.

That is, if Tesla wins its pitched battle with Massachusetts auto dealers over the right to sell its vehicles directly to the public from a comfy store, or over the Internet, rather than through a traditional car dealership, as usually required.

On Tuesday, the fight landed the two sides before the state Legislature, where Tesla and local auto dealers, through their state association, asked lawmakers to legislate the terms of car buying in Massachusetts in their respective favors.

The hearing Tuesday on Beacon Hill featured polar policies: one bill that would expressly outlaw Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model, and another that would legalize it.

“It really comes down to consumer choice,” said Natick state Representative David Linsky, who is sponsoring the pro-Tesla bill. “What delivers the best deal, the best service for the consumer? Let’s let the market determine it.”

Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

PAUL SAKUMA/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

The outcome of the case could help shape how consumers go about buying cars, holding out the prospect that it someday may be as easy as, say, going to the Apple store to order a new laptop.

The dealer franchise law was adopted to protect local car sellers from undue pressure from the major automakers by, for example, preventing manufacturers from opening their own nearby car lots and underselling their own dealers.

Robert F. O’Koniewski, executive vice president of the Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association, said the law protects consumers because it encourages car sellers to compete with each other; allowing a carmaker to act as its own dealer would eliminate the dynamic of competition within the brand.

And all Tesla has to do, O’Koniewski said, is join the crowd and sell its cars through the independent dealer system.

“This has nothing to do with trying to prevent them from doing business in the Commonwealth,” O’Koniewski said. “It has everything to do with following the law, like the other 412 dealers have to do and the other 25 manufacturers have to do.”

But Tesla counters that independently owned dealers are in effect exerting a monopoly on car sales in Massachusetts. James C. Chen, the company’s vice president of regulatory affairs, told lawmakers Tuesday that Tesla might shift to a franchised dealership model in the future, but for now the 10-year-old company only makes 21,000 cars per year — not nearly enough to support a network of dealerships selling Teslas exclusively.

That means a dealer would have to sell Teslas alongside gas-powered vehicles, which sets up a conflict of interest, Chen argued.

“There is a financial disincentive for them to sell electric vehicles, versus their internal combustion engine vehicles,” he said. “To tout the benefits of an electric car would naturally denigrate the incumbent technology.”

This is the second major debate in the past year in Massachusetts about competition in the auto industry. The “right to repair” battle pitted auto manufacturers against independent mechanics over access to diagnostic and repair information, which now must be made available through a universal system by 2018. Proponents argued it was unfair for carmakers to monopolize that information and force consumers to bring their vehicles to auto dealers, where manufacturers would receive a slice of the repair bill.

Tesla, meanwhile, is fighting similar battles in many other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts. The company is also dealing with a troublesome setback, as federal safety inspectors on Tuesday launched an investigation into whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery — igniting fires in two Model S cars recently.

The lower-powered Tesla begins at around $70,000 and can top $120,000 with a larger battery and the kind of luxury amenities found in cars made by Jaguar and BMW.

Despite its price tag, the Tesla Model S has wowed car aficionados and industry reviewers with its super-fast performance, super-sleek design, and high-tech interior. No less a gimlet eye than Consumer Reports earlier this year gave the Model S a near-perfect rating — 99 out of 100 — and described the car’s performance as “a silent yet potent surge of power that will make many sports cars weep with envy.”

The higher-powered version can travel about 265 miles on a single charge and recovers about 30 miles for every hour of charging with a traditional plug.

Supercharging stations, which Tesla is building at highway rest stops across the country — with two in Connecticut — can provide a simple repower in less than an hour.

The company plans within the next few years to unveil a more affordable car that it expects will start at about $35,000, though a firm release date has not been set. More immediately, Tesla will again try to push the futuristic envelope with its Model X SUV, scheduled for next year at a similar price as the Model S. The Model X will feature “falcon wing” doors that open vertically.

The Tesla’s performance is one of the reasons Hingham resident Laura Burns bought the Model S. But she said the best part was the direct-buying experience.

“There may be people who like to haggle with dealers, but I don’t know any,” she said. “Most people hate it. The experience was night and day.”

Callum Borchers can be reached at callum.borchers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.

the best car dealer class AND the lowest price

+++++

we have the largest following of car dealers in california

we have been teaching car dealer education

16 years for the california dmv

+++++

we offer the best training and the lowest priced car dealer class in california

+++++

we offer the most frequent class list in the most locations ( 39 )

+++++

we offer online preparation prior to the actual car dealer class

+++++

we offer a complete dmv car dealer handbook

+++++

we offer a retail forms kit for car dealers

+++++

we offer consulting and problem solving for existing car dealers

+++++

come and see if this is RIGHT for you

+++++

gotplates.com

+++++

800-901-5950

+++++

Licensed Auto Broker Training from gotplates.com

+++

LEARN HOW TO BECOME A LICENSED AUTO BROKER

gotplates.com

800-901-5950

+++

Autobroker s Endorsement

An autobroker’s endorsement requires payment of fees as required by subdivision (d) of Section 9262 of the California Vehicle Code.

A dealer may not engage in brokering a retail sales transaction without having an autobroker’s endorsement to their dealer’s license.

Upon issuance of an autobroker’s endorsement to a dealer’s license, the department shall furnish the dealer with an autobroker’s log.  The autobroker’s log remains the property of the department and may be taken at any time for inspection.

The autobroker’s log must contain the following information with respect to each retail sale brokered by that dealer:

  • Vehicle identification number of brokered vehicle
  • Date of brokering agreement
  • Selling dealer’s name, address, and dealer number
  • Name of consumer
  • Brokering dealer’s name, address, and dealer number (CVC Section 11735)

A dealer who brokers a motor vehicle sale shall deposit directly into a trust account any purchase money, including purchase deposits, it receives from a consumer or a consumer’s lender.

  • All trust accounts required by CVC Section 11737 shall be maintained at a branch of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the state or the government of the United States.

+++

+++

car dealer license checklist from gotplates.com

DMV Car Dealer Licensing Checklist

+++++
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

+++++
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

+++++
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

+++++
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

+++++

· 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.

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

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

+++++
Every dealer MUST have an office.

+++++
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

+++++
Endorsements: AutoBroker

+++++
· 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

+++++
· 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·

+++++

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

+++++
· 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

+++++

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

+++++
· 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

+++++
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

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

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

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

+++++
· 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

+++++

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

+++++

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

+++++
· 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.

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

+++++
The four forms needed:

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

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

+++++

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

+++++

Not for Sale Sticker

+++++

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

+++++
· 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.

+++++

good luck

Joseph

gotplates.com

800-901-5950

thanks

is it hard to qualify for a car dealer license bond ???

EZDealerBond.com


In order for a bond company to approve a vehicle dealer bond  of $10,000 or $50,000,

they will run your credit report.

If there are no negative items showing on your credit report and have a decent credit risk score,

you should not have any problems obtaining the bond.

You do not have to own real estate in order to obtain a vehicle dealer bond.

You will have problems obtaining the bond if you have any negative items showing on your credit report,

such as, bankruptcy, collect accounts, short sales, foreclosures, current past dues, etc.

It is possible to obtain the bond with other than perfect credit,

although the bond company may require financial statements (both personal & business statements),

copies of bank statements for the last 3 months, sometimes a co-signer is required.

Some bond companies will approve the bond with negative items showing,

but will charge a larger premium for the bond.

EZDealerBond.com

Mike at 714-797-5780 can help you with your bond needs, good, or bad credit.

You do have the option to post a cash deposit with DMV in lieu of the vehicle dealer surety bond.

You need to be aware that the law states that DMV may keep the deposit up to 3 years

after you are no longer licensed as a dealer or a superior court judge orders release of the deposit.

we have 3 locations in orange county to teach you car dealer license training

dmv requires a training class to take your car dealer license examination

dmv requires you pass a 40 question exam to submit your car dealer license application

we teach the required dmv license certification class in more places than anyone else

find out why our competition struggles to match our offer

could it be better value??

could it be better pricing??

could it be our dedication to customer service??

we like to think it is all three

visit our website to see our entire class schedule

http://gotplates.com/

nancy is our car dealer license instructor in anaheim

714-401-2454

we have a class in anaheim every month

http://gotplates.com/cities.php?city=Anaheim

sony is our car dealer license instructor in garden grove

714-677-0843

we have a class in garden grove every month

http://gotplates.com/cities.php?city=Garden%20Grove

alex is our car dealer instructor in newport beach

310-779-8736

we have a class in newport every two weeks

http://gotplates.com/cities.php?city=Newport%20Beach

good luck with getting your car dealer license

please call 4

are you in the market for a red ferrari ???

California Auctions $16 Million Ferrari

Ferrari Testa Rossa was auctioned in California for more than $16 million, making the red Ferrari 1957 sports car the most expensive auto ever sold at an automobile auction.

The race car is a Ferrari prototype and the first Testa Rossa ever built, with a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V-12 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.

Spectators at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California erupted in a roar as a staggering price was reached in the final bid but, shortly afterward, an anonymous buyer offered a record-breaking $16.4 million for the classic Ferrari automobile.

Auctioneers Gooding & Company were as surprised as everyone else at the shocking $16,390,000 winning bid for the classic 1957 Ferrari.

The red Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former Concours d’Elegance first-place winner, and the vehicle will now be added to the anonymous buyer’s extensive investment portfolio.

California has a world record-setting love for its cars, indeed.

$16 Million 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

learn vehicle history with a VIN ???

What’s a VIN?
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-character identifier for your car, truck, or motorcycle. It looks like this: 1VXBR12EXCP901213, and encodes the vehicle’s manufacturer, features, and serial number. No two vehicles have the same VIN, so it serves as your car’s fingerprint– this allows for all reports of accidents, title problems, insurance incidents, and more to be tracked through each vehicle’s VIN.

Through VinAudit.com, you can look up records associated with your VIN instantly:

Enter VIN:
What’s this? Example: 1VXBR12EXCP901213

Where can I find my VIN?
You can find your vehicle’s VIN in the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN could also be located at the following locations on the car itself:

 

  • On the driver’s side dashboard
    (viewable through the windshield)
  • On the driver’s side door
    (on a sticker in the door jamb)

Why would I order a VIN report?
A VIN report lets you learn about your vehicle’s history. It includes checks for whether the car has been stolen, experienced accidents, recorded as salvaged, as well as many othertitle problem checks. Ordering a VIN report before purchasing a vehicle allows you to catch potential problems and purchase with confidence.

car dealer bond assistance from gotplates.com

DMV Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

Bond Amount

$50,000

Requiring Entity

State of California Department of Motor Vehicles

Underwriting Criteria

Personal credit check and personal financial statements for all business owners

Who is Required to Secure this Bond

Under California Vehicle Code 11710 (CVC 11710) all applicants for a dealer or remanufacturer license are required to procure and file a bond with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bond must be executed by an admitted surety, as approved to by the Attorney General. The dealer bond must be in the amount of $50,000, unless the dealer deals exclusively in motorcycles or all-terrain vehicles and wholesale dealers who sell fewer than 25 cars per year (CVC 11710.1)

Bond Requirement Specifics

Under California Vehicle Code 11710 (CVC 11710) all applicants for a dealer or remanufacturer license are required to procure and file a bond with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bond must be executed by an admitted surety, as approved to by the Attorney General. The dealer bond must be in the amount of $50,000, unless the dealer deals exclusively in motorcycles or all-terrain vehicles and wholesale dealers who sell fewer than 25 cars per year (CVC 11710.1) The liability of the bond must remain at full value at all times. If the bond amount is decreased or if there is an outstanding court judgment again the dealer, remanufacturer or surety, the license will be automatically suspended. In order to reinstate the license, the licensee must file an additional bond or restore the bond to the original amount, or terminate the outstanding judgment or which the dealer, remanufacturer or sureties are liable (CVC 11710).

Who is protected Under this Bond

Purchaser, sellers, financing agencies or governmental agencies in the State of California are entitled to make a claim against the dealer’s surety bond should the dealer act in violation of the California Vehicle Code. Upon validation of the claim, the beneficiary is entitled to monetary damages which the surety bond would cover. The bond guarantees that individuals granted a license or permit to operate a business or to exercise a privilege will meet the obligations under that license or permit.

Underwriting Process

Each applicant must first complete and submit the application for a Motor Vehicle Dealer, which contains all of the pertinent information regarding the business and business owners. Upon receipt of the application, our agency will be able to provide a response as to rate and approval for the Motor Vehicle Dealer bond within one business day. Once the application is approved, the bond will be executed and released to the applicant upon receipt of payment.

What you Need to do Once you have your Bond

Once the Motor Vehicle Dealer bond has been approved and released to the applicant’s care, it must be filed with the Department of Motor Vehicles along with the licensing paperwork. The Department of Motor Vehicles will maintain the bond, which must remain effective at all times to prevent any suspension of the Motor Vehicle Dealer license.

Obligee Link

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/olbranch_top.htm 

are you in the market for a red ferrari ???

California Auctions $16 Million Ferrari

Ferrari Testa Rossa was auctioned in California for more than $16 million, making the red Ferrari 1957 sports car the most expensive auto ever sold at an automobile auction.

The race car is a Ferrari prototype and the first Testa Rossa ever built, with a 300-horsepower 3.0-liter V-12 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission.

Spectators at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California erupted in a roar as a staggering price was reached in the final bid but, shortly afterward, an anonymous buyer offered a record-breaking $16.4 million for the classic Ferrari automobile.

Auctioneers Gooding & Company were as surprised as everyone else at the shocking $16,390,000 winning bid for the classic 1957 Ferrari.

The red Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a former Concours d’Elegance first-place winner, and the vehicle will now be added to the anonymous buyer’s extensive investment portfolio.

California has a world record-setting love for its cars, indeed.

$16 Million 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

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.

Back to Main forms page