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Car and Truck Certificate Fees and Plate Requirements

Listed below are the forms and fee amounts you need to apply for a manufacturer or distributor license and a factory representative license.

License Fees

License Type and Form One Year Two Years
Manufacturer or Distributor License (DSD-10) $100 $200
Factory or Distributor Representative License (DSD-7) $10 $20
Total $110 $220

The fee for the first two manufacturer or distributor license plates is $30; the cost for the third and any subsequent plates is $13 each.

Additional Information

Each member of your organization who acts in the capacity of a factory or distributor representative must be licensed as such.

If you are a Second Stage Manufacturer or assemble reconstructed or specially constructed vehicles, please attach a n outline of any major or essential parts removed from and/or installed in the vehicles.

If you are licensed as a manufacturer in another state, please submit your current certificate from that state with your application.

NOTE: Effective July 1, 2008, if you are a manufacturer or distributor headquartered in Virginia, Virginia Code § 46.2-602.2 allows for additional uses of vehicles displaying the new "HQ" or "MD" plates. Please indicate on your application or renewal form if you qualify as a Virginia-headquartered manufacturer or distributor.