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Dealer Certificate Fees and Plate Requirements

What's Needed

If you are a new dealer, you will need to meet the following requirements and submit the following forms and fees:

  • Dealer application (DSD-10)
  • Certificate fee $100
  • Salesperson license application (DSD-7)
  • Salesperson fee $10
  • Plate application (DLD-9) [optional]
  • Zoning compliance (DSD-65)
  • Buyers order
  • $25,000 surety bond
  • Inspection required.

Points to Remember

  • Application for dealer's license must include the name of a certified dealer-operator.
  • Each salesperson applicant must be properly certified.
  • The dealer-operator and salesperson certificates of qualifications may be obtained by successfully completing an examination administered at a local DMV customer service center (CSC) and payment of a $25 fee and a criminal history check fee of $15.

Additional License Fees Information

  • Partner or Partners Added or Dropped:
    DSD-10 application, same certificate number, no new plates, no inspection needed - - prorated fee of $8.33 per month for each month remaining in the license year. Dealer Certificate Fees and Plate Requirements
  • Dealer Moves Sales Office, Different Political Sub-Division:
    DSD-10 application, same certificate number, new proof of zoning, needs inspection - fee will be prorated at a rate of $8.33 per month for each year remaining in the licensing period.
  • Dealer Moves Sales Office, Same Political Sub-Division:
    DSD-10 application, same certificate number, proof of zoning, needs inspection (no zoning required if change of trade name only), no fee.
  • Dealer Moves Sales Office, Same Political Sub-Division or Changes Trade-Name:
    DSD-10 application, same certificate number, plates must be exchanged (DSD-9), inspection required for exchange of plates to be made - no fee.
  • Change from Individual or Partnership to a Corporation or Vice-Versa:
    DSD 10 application, new certificate number, certificate fee $100, must purchase new plates (DSD-9) application, salesperson applications (DSD-7), $10 fee to transfer salesperson license, inspection is needed.
  • Change on the Name of a Corporation with an Amendment to the Charter:
    DSD 10 application, same certificate number, no new plates are required, needs inspection - no fee.
  • Change in the Name of a Corporation with a New Charter Drawn Up:
    DSD 10 application, new certificate number, certificate fee $100, purchase new plates (DSD-9), salesperson application (DSD-7), salesperson fee $10, needs inspection.
  • Supplemental Location:
    DSD 13, proof of zoning, needs inspection, must be within 500 yards of principal location for a permanent supplemental location - fee $20.00.
  • Change in Corporate Officers:
    No fee.
  • Change in Fictitious Name:
    No fee.