Georgia Dealer License Application

Submitting Your Georgia Dealer License Application

The individual completing the application is answering truthfully and all questions apply to all owners of the business, not just the person completing the Georgia dealer license application. The person who completes and signs the application is representing all owners truthfully.

Filing false statements of material fact on a Georgia dealer license application can lead to the denial of the initial application, possible suspension of the dealer license in the future, or may even lead to possible criminal charges. Be sure all the information you enter on the dealer application is truthful and correct.

A CORRECT DEALER LICENSE APPLICATION WILL LEAD TO MUCH QUICKER DEALER LICENSE APPROVAL BY THE BOARD

Before you apply for your dealer license you will need to gather up the following documentation.
You submit the following documents when submitting your dealer license:

• Dealer Application
• Form MV-6 Dealer Tag Application
• Form MV-6A If Adding, or Delete Agents
• Copy of Georgia Business or Occupational License
• Proof of Publicly Listed Phone Number-Phone Bill
• Photocopy of Proof of Georgia Tax ID Number
• Photocopy of Form ST2 Georgia Sales Tax Certificate
• Photocopy of ID of Each Person on License
• Photographs of Established Place of Business (Inside, Outside, Signage, Lot)
• Check or Money Order Made Payable to Department of Revenue
• Original Signed Surety Bond & Power of Attorney
• Certificate of Insurance (Original ACCORD Form)
• Affidavits (If Any Criminal History)
• Fingerprint Pre-Registration at Approved GAPS Service Site
• 4-Hour Dealer Educational Course Certificate of Completion

You will leave the upper right area blank as this is for Board use only as you see they will enter the date and your receipt number and the date that you are issued a license, so be sure toe leave the grey area at the top of the dealer application blank, you see the license fees here.

First enter your trade name that you are Doing Business As, that is referred to as your DBA, that is the name that you are DOING BUSINESS AS, you will then enter your Federal Employer Number which is referred to as your FEIN, or sometimes it is called an EIN.

Enter your name or whomever is the DESGINEE for the Georgia dealer license this would be person attending the dealer training course, then enter your home address, social security number, and date of birth, then enter your best mailing address, which may or may not be your home address, email and physical location of your dealership, this cannot be a po box it has to be the PHYSICAL address of your dealership, next enter your LANDLINE telephone at your dealership, this number cannot be a cell phone or a Voice over Internet Protocol phone or VOIP, it has to be a landline, then enter an alternate phone number to be contacted for your lot inspection, this could say for example be your personal cell phone, then check whether or not you are a military spouse or transitioning member of the military

You must answer all these questions truthfully by the designee for the business, it the business is a sole proprietor the questions must be answered by the business owner listed on the dealer license application.

Let the Board know if there is another business operating a the location, the you must answer whether or not you have held a used motor vehicle dealer license in the past, or ever held an interest in a used motor vehicle dealership, such as if you were a partial owner of a dealership, then if so provide the persons name an licensure period
Then you are asked if the designee or anyone holding a financial interest in the dealership has had a dealer license revoked, suspended, or sanctioned by any board or agency in Georgia or ANY other state, have you ever had a dealer license denied in Georgia or any other state in the past, if you answer YES, you will need to submit additional documentation explaining and identify the person that this applies to
You are then asked if the DESIGNEE or anyone holding a ownership or financial interest in the business has every been arrested, convicted, or sentenced for any felony or misdemeanor, INCLUDING DUI or DWI

Has anyone plead guilty to a felony or misdemeanor including DUI or DWI, if yes you must include what is known as a CERTFIED COURT disposition, which can usually be obtained the county of the case if you do not have a copy
You will then check if you have completed your mandatory pre-license seminar, and enclose the Certificate of Completion you will receive at the end of the dealer training course, and finally at the bottom of this page have you PRE-REGISTERED for your fingerprints as we discussed a little earlier, remember you must REGISTER for your fingerprints, then apply for your dealer license and when the Board receives your license you will be notified to report to your chosen fingerprint location.

The next page contains ownership information. The business entity that you choose will determine what portion of this page to complete. If you are a SOLE PROPRETORSHIP, then you will only enter information in the top box and leave the other 2 boxes blank.
If you are a corporation or limited liability company, or LLC, you will complete all the information in the second box only, enter the legal name and the date the corporation or llc was registered with the Secretary of State then be sure to list the principal officers,
If you are going to operate your dealership as a Partnership you will leave the first 2 boxes of this page blank and only enter the list of partners in the third box

Now if you are going to operate your dealership as a corporation or limited liability company, LLC, then you will complete this Corporations Affidavit and as you see here this is a document that must be notarized,

Of if you are a partnership, you will need to completed the partnership affidavit, if you are a sole propritor you would not compete either of these 2 affidavits, however corporations and llcs complete the corporations affidavit and partnerships would complete the partnership affidavit.

The "Secure and Verifiable Identity Document Act " requires applicants for licensure to submit an Affidavit of Citizenship and a secure and verifiable document regarding their United States' citizenship status.

So you are going to complete what is known as the VERIFIABLE DOCUMENT. You are swearing that all information on this application is true, and that you understand the laws and regulations of the Board must always be followed. You are also clarifying that if you submit false information or if you did not disclose any felonies that the Board may suspend your license without notification,
You also must either verify that you are a United States citizen OR are a legal permanent resident of the United States
You must also confirm that you are at least 18 years of age and must submit what is known as a Secure and Verifiable document.
This can be an unexpired drivers license, or unexpired state id card, an unexpired US Passport, or an unexpired military id card, an unexpired tribal identification card, an unexpired US permanent resident card or alien registration receipt card, or birth certificate or any other documentation that is approved under OCGA 50-36-1f1 and by the way OCGA stands for Official Code of Georgia Annotated, which is current Georgia state law. This form must also be notarized.

You must have the Zoning Verification form signed by the Zoning Commissioner for the area that you are opening your dealership in. This could either be a city zoning commissioner is your dealership is located in a city, or a county zoning commissioner if your dealership will be located in a county. You will need to visit the zoning office in your city or your county to have this form signed. This form shows the Board that the building you are using for your dealers license meets all zoning requirements. Remember you cannot have a dealership in an area that is not zoned for the operation of a dealership, it must be zoned to allow the sale of motor vehicles. This form must be notarized as well.

Now you see your dealer surety bond. This page will need to be completed by your bonding company or perhaps you have purchased your bond from an insurance agent. This bond must be signed and you must include the Power of Attorney from the bonding company as well, don’t forget your signed bond AND the power of attorney, both documents must be submitted with your dealer license application.
And as it says at the bottom of this form, the dealer surety bond may NEVER expire while your dealer license is in effect, all dealers must be bonded during the entire licensure period, you can never let your bond expire if you have an active dealers license.

You can download all the forms that are used in your dealer training course including this dealer application by visiting Georgiadealer.com scroll down on any page and click on the Georgia Dealer Forms link.

Then just click on the Georgia Dealer Application Link to download the dealer application we just completed. We will always try to keep all these links on the website current so you will always be downloading the latest updated forms.

The initial application fee is $170 if you are opening an additional lot it is also $170, when you are renewing your license the renewal fee is $150, if you renew your license after it expires but before May 31 of an even year you will pay $20, i you renew your license after it expires and the May 31 it will be administratively revoked and will require a $420 reinstatement fee. Be sure you submit your dealer license renewal BEFORE it expires on March 31 or even years otherwise you will pay additional fees to renew your license. So you want to make sure you have completed your SIX hours of continuing education in order to renew your dealer license in a timely manor once it comes time to renew

The dealer plate order form is known as Form MV-6, and you must complete it to order dealer license plates.

Obviously you will enter your dealership name, what you are doing business as remember that is your DBA, your email and full legal name and business address, then you will enter your Georgia Tax ID Number, your business or occupation license number that was obtained from the city or county that your dealership is in, then you see here where it asks for your Georgia Used Motor Vehicle Dealer or Parts dealer number. If you are submitting your dealer license application for the first time, you obviously do not yet have a dealer number, so in that case you would just leave that section blank. However, lets say you apply for your license, and THEN apply for dealer plates later on and you HAVE a dealer license number then you would enter your dealer license number or what is sometimes referred to as a UCAR number. And if you are a dealer of manufactured homes you would need your Fire Marshall number which will probably not apply to most persons that are watching this video. Enter your contact persons name and phone number
And before we move on, here you see the dealer license plate fees. As you can see your main plate which is referred to as your master plate costs $62 and any additional plates will cost $12 and at the bottom of this screen you see the mailing fees for the dealers license plates that is based upon the number of plates that you are ordering.

You will select what type of plate you are ordering, lets say for this training scenario you are ordering a full size DEALER PLATE, or you could select motorcycle plate for motorcycles or other plates, you will then check the type of dealer license you are applying for, most of you will be applying for a Independent Dealers License which allows the sale of used motor vehicle, then check what type of dealer you will be, you will either be an auto auction company if you are opening a dealer only auction, or an auto broker, remember auto brokers must have a used motor vehicle dealer license, or a retail dealer, or a wholesale dealer, so lets say you are going to be a RETAIL dealer for this training scenario.

And at the bottom of this dealer plate order form you will enter any additional plates, and the cool thing about this FORM MV-6 is that it will automatically calculate the fees based on the number of dealer plates you are ordering, so you cannot make mistakes when calculating the additional plate fees and mailing fees.

Finally you will need to read and agree to the terms and print your name, sign your name, and date FORM MV -6

And here the back of FORM MV-6 you will see instructions so if you have any questions about how to complete the form, just read the back page of the form for extensive instructions.

You can easily download your FORM MV-6 dealer plate order form at the Georgiadealer.com dealer license forms page


Once you have completed all the steps and documents you can either mail your application packet or drop it off, if you are dropping off your application packet you can drop it off at:

DOR/Motor Vehicle Division
Attn: Business Registration Unit
4125 Welcome All Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30349

Or if you want to mail it be sure put 2 or 3 stamps on the envelope that contains all your paperwork and mail it to:

DOR/Motor Vehicle Division
Attn: Business Registration Unit
P.O. Box 740381
Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0381

Once you have submitted your dealer license application packet you can check your dealer license application status to find out the status of your application. Just go to Georgiadealer.com and go to the Georgia dealer forms page and click on the Check Dealer License Application Status

You will be taken to a page where you can just enter your last name, social security number, and a PIN number if you have received a PIN number when you applied. If you do NOT have a PIN number that is ok you do not need it, you just need to enter your last name and social security number and you will easily be able to find our your application status, such is if there was perhaps a problem with your application, or hopefully it will state Application Approved, and your dealer license will be on it’s way.

You need to be aware of Georgia dealer licensing periods.

Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Licenses is Valid For 2 Years
All Licenses Expires on March 31st of Even Years
I want to repeat that very important statement
ALL Licenses Expires on March 31st of Even Years
You Must Renew License Before March 31st of Even Numbered Years, or you will pay additional fees when applying after your dealer license expiration date.
Must Complete Continuing Education and Other Renewal Requirements by that Date in Order to Maintain License In Good Standing
When you are applying for your license for the first time the INITIAL License Issued by The Board May be Valid for a Shorter Period of Time Depending on When Your License Was Issued

Here some great contact information for you again
For questions regarding dealer licensing you can call 844-753-7825 or send an email to business.registration@dor.ga.gov  or you can visit the Board’s website at www.sos.ga.plb.usedcar

Georgia Law Requires All Dealer Licenses, Sales Tax Licenses, & Business Licenses To Be Displayed Prominently

You can watch all the Georgia dealer license training videos before or after your dealer pre-license training course at georgiadealer.com once again that is Georgiadealer.com and just click on the Videos link at the top of any page to view training content at any time.

If you are submitting Form MV-6 or MV-6A with your initial dealer license application be sure to leave the Georgia Used Motor Vehicle Dealer/Parts Number blank. You will be assigned your dealer number, or what is known as your UCAR number after, you have obtained your dealer license.

Dealer License Application Check List

• Dealer Application
• Form MV-6 Dealer Tag Application
• Form MV-6A If Adding, or Delete Agents
• Copy of Georgia Business or Occupational License
• Proof of Publicly Listed Phone Number-Phone Bill
• Photocopy of Form ST-2 Georgia Sales Tax Certificate
• Photocopy of ID of Each Person on License
• Photographs of Established Place of Business (Inside, Outside, Signage, Lot)
• Original Signed Surety Bond & Power of Attorney
• Certificate of Insurance (Original ACCORD Form)
• Affidavits (If Any Criminal History)
• Dealer Course Certificate of Completion
• Fingerprint Pre-Registration at Approved GAPS Service Site
• Check or Money Order Made Payable to Department of Revenue

Licensing Period

• Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Licenses Valid For 2 Years
• License Expires on March 31st of Even Years
• Must Renew License Before March 31st of Even Numbered Years
• Must Complete Continuing Education and Other Renewal Requirements by that Date in Order to Maintain License in Good Standing
• An Initial License Issued by The Board May be Valid for a Shorter Period of Time Depending on When License Was Issued

Licensing Questions

• 844-753-7825
• www.sos.ga.plb.usedcar

GEORGIA LAW REQUIRES ALL DEALER LICENSES, SALES TAX LICENSES, AND BUSINESS LICENSES TO BE DISPLAYED PROMINENTLY

 

 

Good Luck in Obtaining Your Georgia Dealer License!

 

We are here to help you start and maintain your Georgia Used Motor Vehicle Dealership!

Delus Johnson-Lead Instructor
Automobile Dealer Training Association

Georgia Dealer License Instructor