why is zoning approval so important for getting licensed ???

DMV Licensing Common Obstacles

All dealer license applicants encounter difficulty with the process. The three major obstacles to dealer licensing:

Zoning Approval

Each dealer location must have local approval from local planning authorities.

Some localities require additional parking and /or a conditional use permit.

Bond Approval

Each dealer applicant must provide a valid car dealer surety bond.

The credit or collective credit of all owners will determine the bond cost.

Some applicants require a cash deposit and/or a co-signer.

LiveScan Fingerprint Clearance

Each dealer applicant must provide fingerprints for a background check.

Licensed Sales Persons may be waived of this requirement.

Anticipate 30-45 days for background clearance.

Criminal convictions within 10 years require certified court documents.