Vehicle Representative License

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You need a vehicle representative license if you’re employed by a manufacturer or distributor to:

  • Negotiate sales or promote the manufacturer’s/distributor’s vehicles to their franchisees.
  • Supervise or contact franchisees or prospective franchisees.

How to Apply for a Vehicle Representative License

To apply for your license, you will need to submit the following:

Once you’ve completed these forms and collected all documents, mail your completed application and fees to the address on the OL 16R form.

Fees

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 family support program
  • $50 reinstatement fee (if applicable)

How to Renew a Vehicle Representative License

To renew your license, complete an Application for Representative License (OL 16R) (check the “Renewal” box on the form). Mail your application and fees to the address on the form.

Fees

  • $85 renewal application fee
  • $1 family support program

How to Replace, Duplicate, or Correct a Vehicle Representative License

To replace, duplicate, or correct your license, complete an Application for Replacement, Duplicate or Corrected Representative License (OL 18R). Mail your application and fees to the address on the form.

There is no fee to replace, duplicate, or correct your license. 

Vehicle Representative Licensing Authority

California Vehicle Code (CVC) §§512 and 11909. The CVC is available for purchase from the DMV.

California Code of Regulations Title 13, Chapter 1.

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