To begin, you must have a permanent location meeting the following requirements:
You must have a location which is owned or leased, and where the books and records required for the conduct of the business are maintained and kept.
Your location must have a permanently affixed sign with the exact trade name placed in front of the business and clearly visible from the street or roadway. The minimum size is 4’x4’. A picture must be provided with your application.
You must have an installed and listed landline phone.
2- Meet Zoning Requirements
You must provide proof that you meet all local zoning laws and municipal requirements. Details of these requirements can be obtained through the relevant local agencies.
3- Complete an Educational Training Seminar
At least one owner, general manager, office manager, title clerk, or salesperson must attend a seminar. The registration form is included with the PDF of the application
4- Obtain Proof of Liability Insurance
You’ll need to provide garage liability insurance with minimum coverage of $55,000.
5- Obtain Your Auto Dealer Bond
The cost of a dealer bond is a small percentage of the total bond amount. The bond cost varies depending on your financial strength, e.g. personal credit.
To obtain a free bond quote for your auto dealer license. It takes less than 3 minutes and you will be able to lock your rate for the next 90 days (in case you want to purchase the bond).