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What is the Florida dealer license you're looking for?

There are many different kinds of car dealership licenses in the Sunshine State. The diversity in options is designed to match the various types of merchants that deal in motor vehicles and their components.

New technology helps reduce fraudulent car purchases

Running a car dealership is hard work, and profit margins can make owners and managers feel like it's nearly futile trying to make a profit. But the rewards of being a community's supplier of motor vehicles are high if the business is well run over time. One of the concerns that dealers may have is fraud perpetrated by customers who were thought to be acting in good faith.

Helping you work through dealership licensing process and issues

It's no surprise that individuals in Florida and elsewhere rely on motor vehicles to get around. To address this demand for consumers in Florida, automobile dealerships are established throughout the state. However, like any other business, the proper paperwork must be filed to establish a dealership in the state. Additionally, one needs to be licensed in the state to operate a motor vehicle dealership. Because automobile dealer law is unique, it is important that one fully understands how these laws impact one's ability to establish, own or operate a dealership.

Not everyone needs a license to sell a car

Many of the vehicles that are on Florida roads were purchased through licensed motor vehicle dealers and dealerships. These individuals and organizations deal in hundreds of cars per year and make their business out of the buying and selling of cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles. However, some vehicles are bought and sold through private transactions. For example, a person may wish to sell their extra car to their neighbor who is in need of a reliable mode of transportation.

Auto dealership licensing basics in Florida

When doing business in Florida, there are all kinds of opportunities but also requirements that businesses should ensure they are meeting and following. One of these requirements includes licensing requirements to do business in the state. Knowing what those are, and ensuring the business is in compliance, is important for all businesses, including car dealerships in the sunshine state.

Requirements for getting a dealership license in Florida

Not long ago this Florida automobile dealership and business law blog discussed who may need to secure a dealership license in order to sell motor vehicles in the state. When a private party wishes to sell a single car to another private party, they do not need to be cleared as a vehicle dealer. However, when an individual plans to make a business out of selling multiple vehicles within a statutorily set amount of time, then they must have dealership credentials in order to run their enterprise.

Who needs an auto dealer's license in Florida?

Throughout the state of Florida private parties buy and sell automobiles with regularity. Individuals may post signs in their vehicle windows to let others know that they would like to sell them, and buyers may contact sellers with offers of purchase. Private individuals can transfer vehicle titles between each other once their sales are finalized and can enjoy the profits of their ventures once they are rid of their cars.

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Aventura, FL 33180

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