Q: How do I get a license for a Used Car Dealership?
A: First you must register for the Pre-licensing education class on our Website at www.Ohiada.org
Refer to the BMV Website for the Used dealer application, complete and submit your application (with a copy of the training certificate and all required photos) to dealer licensing at PO Box 16521 Columbus Oh. 43216-6521.
Q: After I submit my application, how long will it take to get my license?
A: Typically 6-8 weeks.
Q: What photos am I required to submit with my application for a Used Car Dealer License?
Lot/location (showing what is on both sides)
- - Phone – Landline/cellphone on desk
- - Posted hours of operation
- - Inside office space (minimum 180 sq ft) showing a desk, 3 chairs and a file cabinet
- - Permanent sign including phone number (must be the exact business name) Letters must be at least 6 inches tall
Q: Can more than one dealership be licensed at the same location?
A: Yes, the compliance form found on the BMV website must be completed.
Q: How long do I have to submit the application after I complete the Pre-Licensing education class?
A: The certificate is valid for 6 months effective the date the class was taken.
Q: How many plates can I order for my dealership?
A: As many as you want, however the BMV bases the number of plates you get at renewal on the number of cars sold.
Q: How long does a Dealer have after the sale of a vehicle to transfer the title to the customer?
A: A dealer must apply to transfer the title into the customer name within 30 days.
Q: How do I change the business hours of my Used Car Dealership?
A: Dealers must notify the BMV in writing by sending the new hours to Dealer Licensing at PO Box 16521 Columbus Oh. 43216-6521 or go to autodealer.ohio.gov for your specific county's phone number or Fax number.