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APPLICATION FOR DEALERS LICENSE

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND ‐‐ DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES Dealer Section 600 New London Avenue ,Cranston, RI 02920-3024 www.dmv.ri.gov

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR A DEALERS’ LICENSE

APPLICATION: EVERY DEALER MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR A DEALER’S LICENSE ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE DEALERS’ LICENSE & REGULATIONS OFFICE. EVERY APPLICANT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS LICENSE, EXCEPT IN CASE OF RENEWAL, MUST FURNISH A PLAN OR BLUE PRINT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OR LOCATION WHERE HE INTEND TO DO BUSINESS, TOGETHER WITH FOUR (4) PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING FRONT VIEW, RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE VIEWS OF THE PREMISES, ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEALERS: “MUST BE PRIMARILY A DEALER IN MOTOR VEHICLES”: THE BUSINESS OF DEALING IN MOTOR VEHICLES IS OF PRIME AND VITAL IMPORTANCE TO THE CAR BUYING PUBLIC. THE PURCHASER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE HAS THE RIGHT TO EXPECT THAT IT BE EQUIPPED WITH PROPER BRAKES, LIGHTS AND OTHER SAFETY APPLIANCES ARE REQUIRED BY LAW. CONSEQUENTLY THE SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES MUST NOT BE CARRIED ON AS A SIDE LINE BY ANY OTHER TYPE OF BUSINESS.

1.

ANY SCRAP / SALVAGE DEALERS MUST SET UP AN ENTIRELY SEPARATE

PLACE OF BUSINESS AND COMPLY WITH THOSE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO OPERATE AS A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER.

2.

ANY GASOLINE FILLING STATION WHO DESIRES TO BECOME A MOTOR

DEALER MUST, IN ADITION TO MEETING ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS, REMOVE ALL RETAIL GASOLINE PUMPS AND SIGNS.

PLACE OF BUSINESS: EVERY DEALER MUST ESTABLISH A SUITABLE PLACE IN WHICH TO CONDUCT THE BUSINESS OF DEALING IN MOTOR VEHICLES. THE BUSINESS MUST BE HOUSED IN A BUILDING, ON THE PREMISES, WHICH CONTAINS AT LEAST 2400 SQUARE FEET OF ENCLOSED AND HEATED FLOOR SPACE TO PROVIDE A SUITABLE OFFICE AND SPACE WHERE MOTOR VEHICLES MAY BE PROPERLY REPAIRED AND SERVICED. MINIMUM FLOOR SPACE IN ALL INSTANCES SHALL BE INTERPRETED AS GROUND LEVEL SPACE AND IN INSTANCE SHALL BASEMENTS OR SECOND FLOOR OR ANY UPPER OR LOWER ARE.AS BE CONSIDERED IN COMPUTING THE REQUIRED MINIMUM AMOUNT OF OFFICE, SERVICE OF SHOWROOM ENCLOSED SPACE. ANY APPLICANT REQUESTING A LICENSE TO DEAL IN MOTOR VEHICLES WHO PRESENTLY MAINTAINS OR INTENDS TO APPLY FOR A COMPETIVE BODY SHOP LICENSE MUST PROVIDE AT LEAST 2400 SQUARE FEET OF ENCLOSED AND HEATED FLOOR SPACE IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS. A MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR LOT DISPLAY MUST BE 2400 SQUARE FEET. THIS PLACE OF BUSINESS MUST BE USED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE DEALER FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISPLAYING, BUYING AND SELLING VEHICLES AND OTHER VEHICLE AND OTHER RELATING ITEMS.

DLR013 – DATED 08-25-10

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