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Louisiana Auto Dealer License: Step-by-Step Guide

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Auto dealer licenses in Louisiana are granted by the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. For information on a new or franchise car dealer license, contact them directly at (504) 838-5207. Used car dealer licenses are handled through the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission. A downloadable PDF of the used car dealer license application is available here.


Determine Which Type of License You Need:

Your application license will differ if you’re applying for a new or used vehicle license. Within those applications, simply mark which specific type for you require.


1

Obtain a Permanent Business Location

To begin, you must have a permanent location meeting the following requirements:

  • You must have a location which is owned or leased, and where the books and records required for the conduct of the business are maintained and kept.
  • Your location must have a permanently affixed sign with the exact trade name placed in front of the business and clearly visible from the street or roadway. The minimum size is 4’x4’. A picture must be provided with your application.
  • You must have an installed and  listed landline phone.

2

Meet Zoning Requirements

You must provide proof that you meet all local zoning laws and municipal requirements. Details of these requirements can be obtained through the relevant local agencies.


3

Complete an Educational Training Seminar

At least one owner, general manager, office manager, title clerk, or salesperson must attend a seminar. The registration form is included with the PDF of the application


4

Obtain Proof of Liability Insurance

You’ll need to provide garage liability insurance with minimum coverage of $55,000.


5

Obtain Your Auto Dealer Bond

All dealers must obtain a bond to get licensed. The bond form is included in the dealer license application.

Bond Amount Required:

  • $20,000 (if you sell 119 units or less in a twelve-month period)
  • $35,000 (if you sell 120 units or more in a twelve month period)

6

Submit Your Application

The application may be scanned and submitted by email to the relevant administrative coordinator. A list of the coordinators and their email addresses is available online.

Fees:

  • $400 for a two-year license
  • $35 for a criminal history background check for each applicant who has been convicted or pled guilty to any crime other than a traffic violation within the past ten years


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