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Oklahoma Auto Dealer License Guide

Dealers of new and used motor vehicles can obtain a license through the Oklahoma Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission Motor Vehicle Commission (UMVPC).

Determine Which Type of License You Need:

  • New Motor Vehicle Dealer
  • Used Motor Vehicle Dealer
  • Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealer


Obtain Your License Packet

New Motor Vehicle Dealers:

The Dealer Initial License Packet can be downloaded from the OMVC website. The packet includes details, instructions and applications to get you started with the licensing process.

Additional forms related to the sale, manufacture and distribution of new vehicles are available at the OMVC forms page. Be sure to also review the statutes and rules.

Used and Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealers:

The Used Motor Vehicle Dealer’s Application and Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealer’s Application can be downloaded from the UMVPC website. Follow the instructions in the documents to complete the application process.

Additional forms are available at the UMVPC forms page. Be sure to also review the rules and regulations.


Obtain a Permanent Business Location

New Motor Vehicle Dealers:

The established place of business must be a permanently enclosed building or structure (not a residence or temporary structure). The location must include an indoor show room, separate office and public areas, restrooms, service and parts area and dedicated parking space.

Used Motor Vehicle Dealers:

The location must have a permanent structure separate and apart from any residence or other business. The facility must have an accessible restroom for the public.

Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealers:

The office must be a permanent room or building separate and apart from any other business. You’re allowed to use a room in your home, as long as this room is not used for any other purpose.

Dealers with all license types are also required to have a business sign and supply various pictures of the location to the OMVC.


Obtain Your Auto Dealer Bond

The cost of an auto dealer bond is a small percentage of the total bond amount. The bond cost varies depending on your financial strength, e.g. personal credit. You can also take a look at our most frequently asked surety bond questions.

  • Fill out our online application form to obtain a free bond quote for your auto dealer license. It takes 5 minutes and you will be able to lock your rate for the next 90 days (in case you want to purchase the bond).

Used and wholesale auto dealers are required to have a surety bond. No bond requirement for new motor vehicle dealers.

Bond Amount Required:

  • New Motor Vehicle Dealers: $25,000
  • Used Motor Vehicle Dealers: $25,000
  • Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealers: $25,000

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Attend a Pre-Licensing Course

Used and Wholesale Dealers need to attend an education program. This step doesn’t apply to New Auto Dealers. You can check the UMVPC calendar to find out when the next available class takes place.


Submit Your Dealer License Application

Complete and submit your application to the relevant mailing address below. Don’t forget to attach your bond and/or other supporting documentation


$600 (same for all 3 types of dealers)

New Motor Vehicle Dealers:

Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission
4334 N.W. Expressway, Suite 183
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
(405) 607-8227

Note: New auto dealer applications are considered by the Board on the second Tuesday of each month. The deadline to submit your application is the Monday eight days prior to the meeting.

Used and Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealers:

Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 57,
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: (405) 521-3600
Fax: (405) 521-3604

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