Application Requirements for a Vehicle Salesperson License

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Vehicle Salesperson Handbook.


Salesperson License Forms and Fees

Form

Original Application Fees

  • $50 Non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee
  • $50 Reinstatement fee
  • $15 Duplicate or transfer license fee

The Family Support Program fee is paid on original, renewal, and reinstatement applications.


Salesperson License Renewal Forms and Fees

Form

Fees

  • $1 Family Support Program fee
  • $50  Renewal application fee

The Family Support Program fee is paid on original, renewal, and reinstatement applications. 

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Salesperson License Modification Forms and Fees

Form

Fees

  • $15  Address change
  • $15  Duplicate or transfer license

Vehicle Salesperson License Exclusions

The term "vehicle salesperson" does not include any of the following:

  • Representatives of insurance companies, finance companies, or public officials, who in the regular course of business, are required to dispose of or sell vehicles under a contractual right or obligation of the employer, or in the performance of an official duty, or under the authority of any court of law, if the sale is for the purpose of saving the seller from any loss or pursuant to the authority of a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Persons who are licensed as a manufacturer, remanufacturer, transporter, distributor, or representative.
  • Persons exclusively employed in a bona fide business of exporting vehicles, or of soliciting orders for the sale and delivery of vehicles outside the territorial limits of the United States.
  • Persons not engaged in the purchase or sale of vehicles as a business, disposing of vehicles acquired for their own use, or for use in their business when the vehicles have been so acquired and used in good faith, and not for the purpose of avoiding the provisions of this code.
  • Persons regularly employed as salespersons by persons who are engaged in a business involving the purchase, sale, or exchange of boat trailers.
  • Persons regularly employed as salespersons by persons who are engaged in a business activity which does not involve the purchase, sale, or exchange of vehicles, except incidentally in conjunction with the purchase, sale, or exchange of vehicles of a type not subject to registration under this code, boat trailers, or midget autos or racers advertised as being built exclusively for use by children.
  • Persons licensed as a vehicle dealer under this code doing business as a sole ownership or member of a partnership or a stockholder and director of a corporation or a member and manager of a limited liability company licensed as a vehicle dealer under this code.  However, those persons shall engage in the activities of a salesperson, as defined in this section, exclusively on behalf of the sole ownership or partnership or corporation or limited liability company in which they own an interest or stock, and those persons owning stock shall be directors of the corporation; otherwise, they are vehicle salespersons and subject to Article 2 (commencing with Vehicle Code Section 11800) of Chapter 4 of Division 5.
  • Persons regularly employed as salespersons by a vehicle dealer authorized to do business in California under Vehicle Code Section 11700.1.

Salesperson Licensing Authority

California Vehicle Code. Sections 675 and 11302-11909. The California Vehicle Code is available for purchase from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

California Code of Regulations. Title 13, Chapter 1.

Government Code.  Section 6157 (a) - (d).


Application Questions and Submission Information

Please refer to the Vehicle Salesperson Handbook.

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