Occupational Licensing - Photograph Requirements

(Important Note:The department will perform on site inspections to confirm the contents of photographs. Submission of fraudulent application form(s) and/or photograph(s) is grounds to refuse to issue this and any subsequent license.)

  • Photographs must be clear enough to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Each photograph must be dated and signed.
  • Photographs must be attached to a sheet of paper, labeled and numbered according to directions below.
Photograph requirements for Occupational License applications, listed by license type.
License Type Photograph Requirements
Wholesale Only DealerOffice and Location
New Vehicle DealerOffice, Sign and Display Area
Non Retail - Auto BrokerOffice, Sign and Location
Used Vehicle DealerOffice, Sign and Display Area
DismantlerOffice, Sign and Dismantling Area
Registration ServiceOffice, Sign and Location
Vessel AgentOffice and Location
Lessor/RetailerLocation
ManufacturerLocation
DistributorLocation
TransporterLocation

Directions for Photograph Requirements

OFFICE - Photographs must clearly show an office set up to perform the duties required by the license type, including adequate, secure storage for accountable materials and records.

Entrance:

  1. Photograph of the office entrance which includes the office address from the outside of the building. (Note: See directions under SIGN for further directions if the address is not affixed near the office entrance or to the exterior of the building.)
  2. If the office entrance is not directly accessible from the exterior, then a photograph from the corridor showing the direct entrance is also required.

Office Use:

  1. Exclusive Office Use: A full photograph from the entrance to the back wall which includes both side walls. Option: Two or more photographs that can be placed together covering the entire office area.
  2. Non-Exclusive Office Use: Business involving vehicles or their component parts must be conducted separate from other types of business.  Provide photographs that clearly show the physical division between business involving vehicles or their component parts.  California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 1670

Books and Records:

  1. Photograph(s) of where the books and records pertinent to the type of business being conducted are kept.  CVC Section 320

SIGN -Photograph(s) must clearly show a sign permanently affixed to the exterior of the building, visible from fifty (50) feet. If the address is not visible on the exterior of the building, then it must appear on the sign.

Sign from Fifty (50) Feet:

  1. A photograph of the sign from the nearest public entrance to the property.

Sign from Property Entrance:

  1. A photograph of the sign from the nearest public entrance to the property.

DISPLAY AREA -   Photograph(s) must clearly show an area large enough for the type of vehicle(s) for sale and must be for the exclusive use of the licensee.

Photographs of the Complete Display Area:

  1. Photograph(s) that shows the proximity of the display area(s) to the office.  If the display area is not in the immediate vicinity of the office, another permanently installed sign is required to identify the business name and office address.
  2. Photograph(s) that includes display area sign(s). If utilizing designated parking spaces, a sign must be permanently installed designating the spaces for the exclusive use of the licensee (business name). A copy of a contract or lease agreement for the spaces must be included with the application.

DISMANTLING AREA -Photograph(s) must clearly show an area large enough for the purpose of dismantling, must have a separate distinguishable area for vehicles on hold, and must clearly indicate the property is exclusively used by the applicant.

Photographs of the Complete Dismantling Area:

  1. Photograph(s) that shows the proximity of the dismantling area(s) to the office. If the dismantling area is not in the immediate vicinity of the office, another permanently installed sign is required to identify the business name and office address.
  2. Photograph of holding area - 10 day Notice of Acquisition vehicles must be held in an area away from dismantling area

LOCATION - Licensees with minimal license requirements must submit a photograph that clearly shows the place of business (exterior of building and/or property), posted business name sign and area for licensed activity.

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