Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 3 of 38

Chapter 2: General Information – Licensees

2.100 Van Converter

A van converter is a firm that converts new vehicles into another body type, such as a housecar or ambulance.

A van converter that buys new, unregistered vans from a franchised new vehicle dealer and converts them into another body type must have a dealer license.

A firm that merely makes the conversion for a dealer and does not buy or sell the vehicle is not required to be licensed as a dealer.

The vehicle may be moved only by permit or with the license plates of the contracting dealer.