Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 2: General Information – Licensees

2.045 Lessor-Retailer (VC §373)

A lessor-retailer is a lessor or renter who sells previously leased or rented vehicles to the public.

This does not include sales to:

  • The lessee of the vehicle.
  • The person who, for a period of at least one year, has been designated by the lessee as the driver of the vehicle covered by a written lease agreement.
  • A buyer for agricultural, business, or commercial purposes.
  • A government, government agency, or instrumentality. A lessor-retailer must secure either a vehicle dealer or lessor-retailer license to conduct this activity (VC §11600).