Dealers Support Group
Can I get Retail Dealer License without renting an office?
No, for Retail Dealers License you need office space with minimum 2 cars display area.
Do I need to rent office space for wholesale license or can I operate from my house?
Yes, depending on county that you live in, some areas allow you to do business form your home with some
How soon I should take the class?
Attending the class should be your first step toward obtaining your Dealer License, In class we go over all the DMV
requirements and how to fulfill them. In addition to the DMV requirement and preparation for test we go over all
aspects of car business from daily operation to expected expenses and income. If you have no previous
experience in car business we give you a good picture of how industry functions. This course is also recommended
for those group of people whom are not made their mind to become auto dealers, this gives then an opportunity to
make an inform decision.
How much bond do I need and how much does it costs?
For Retail License you need $50,000 bond and the costs varies depending on your credit (usually around $800 with
good credit rating). For wholesale License $10,000 bond if you are planning to sell less than 25 cars a year, and
$50,000 bond for wholesaler selling more than 25 cars a year.
As far as limitations of doing business what is the difference between Retail and Wholesale Dealer License?
One of the most important difference beside requirements to get license is that, Dealer with wholesale license can
only sale to another Licensed dealer and not to a retail customer, but with Retail License dealer can sell to both
retail customer and another dealer.
Which License do you recommend for someone new in car business (Retail or Wholesale)?
You can be successful with either one of them, but usually wholesale car business is recommended to people with
some car business background.
The Dealer Education Class Certification is good for how long and when do I receive the
The Dealer Education Class is good for one year from date of attending the class, and you will receive it at the end
of the class.
How long after I take the class I will receive my Certification?
You will receive your Certification same day at the end of the class.
How do I get Dealer License Package (Application)?
Download them at the DMV Website or this website Click on Useful-Links
I have more general and specific questions about car business?
When you attend the class all of your questions will be answered by knowledgeable instructor, who have been in
car business for over 25 years.
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