DMV Licensing Common Obstacles
All dealer license applicants encounter difficulty with the process. The three major obstacles to dealer licensing:
Each dealer location must have local approval from local planning authorities.
Some localities require additional parking and /or a conditional use permit.
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.
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.