Vehicle Salesperson License

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You need a vehicle salesperson license if you sell vehicles, vehicle contracts, or supervise vehicle sales or contracts for a dealer.

How to Apply for a Vehicle Salespersons License

To apply for your license, submit the following:

Once you have completed these forms and collected all documents, visit a DMV office to submit your paperwork and fees.

Fees

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 family support program
  • $50 reinstatement fee (if applicable)
  • $15 duplicate or transfer license fee (if applicable)

How to Renew or Reinstate a Vehicle Salespersons License

You can renew or reinstate your license in person at a DMV office or online through our DMV Virtual Office.

To renew or reinstate online:

Complete the Vehicle Salesperson Renewal or Reinstatement Form through the DMV Virtual Office.

To renew or reinstate in-person:

Fees

  • $50 renewal application fee
  • $1 family support program

How to Modify a Vehicle Salespersons License

To modify an existing license, complete and submit an Application for a Duplicate or Corrected Vehicle Salespersons License (OL 18) in person at a DMV field office.

Fees

  • $15 duplicate or modification fee

Vehicle Salesperson Licensing Authority

California Vehicle Code (CVC) §§675 and 11800-11824. The CVC is available for purchase from DMV.

California Code of Regulations Title 13, Chapter 1.

California Government Code §6157 (a) – (d).

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