You must submit a completed original dealer application for departmental review; submit the proper fees; have an established place of business; be fingerprinted (through L-1 Identity Solutions) to allow for a criminal history check and provide copies of Articles of Incorporation or Assumed Name Filing for the business. A pre-license inspection of the business location will be conducted to verify the business address meets the established place of business requirements.
New and used vehicle dealers must also have zoning and municipal approval for their dealership location; Michigan no-fault fleet type insurance; either their own registered repair facility or an agreement with a registered repair facility; request at least 2 dealer plates. New vehicle dealers must have a franchise agreement with a manufacturer.
Used vehicle parts dealers and automotive recyclers must maintain Worker's Compensation insurance or have an insurance exemption from the Office of Financial and Insurance Services.
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