Dealers Handbook in Maryland

Maryland Vehicle Dealers: Educate Yourselves

Although Maryland doesn't publish a vehicle dealers' handbook, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) provides a wealth of information to get you headed in the right direction and outlines it all here for easy reference.

As you begin your journey to become a motor vehicle dealer in Maryland, you'll find that the Business Licensing Packet acts as a source of instruction. You may also want to refer to these websites and pages:

  • MVA Dealer Information: This landing point directs you to information about a variety of motor vehicle dealer licenses, including new, used, wholesale, motorcycles, and emergency vehicles.
  • Maryland Licensing Requirements: walks you through the application process to sell new motor vehicles as well as renew your license.
  • Dealer-related Information: Check out this eclectic mix of Maryland motor vehicle dealer-related information.
  • Dealer Forms: Here you'll find licensing and dealership forms.

Attend the Dealer Orientation Sessions

Although dealer orientation classes aren't required, they're encouraged.

Anyone who's interested or involved in selling motor vehicles can attend. Contact the Business Licensing and Consumer Services Division (BL&CS) for a Dealer Orientation. You can only request information by mail or in person:

Business Licensing and Consumer Services Division
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062

The orientation sessions are free and usually given once a month. You'll receive a confirmation 10 days before the scheduled sessions.

Get Familiar with Dealer-related Laws

Finally, as a Maryland motor vehicle dealer, you'll want to be familiar with these dealer-related laws:

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