Dealer Licensing in Colorado

You’ll need to apply for a dealer/wholesaler license with the Colorado Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Auto Industry Division (AID) if you plan to sell OR lease at least 3 vehicles during 1 calendar year at the same address.

A dealer sells vehicles to the general public, while a wholesaler sells cars to dealers.

Sound like you? Keep reading to learn about obtaining a dealer/wholesaler license in The Centennial State.

Pre-Application Dealer Requirements

BEFORE applying for your Colorado dealer/wholesaler license, you’ll need to:

Once you’ve fulfilled the above requirements, you can start to put together your CO dealer/wholesaler license application! 

Apply for a Colorado Car Dealer License

The Colorado dealer license application process is extensive, but we’ve highlighted the basic requirements below. Pay close attention to the instructions listed on each required application and form.

When applying for a dealer OR wholesaler license, you’ll need to provide:

Additional CO Dealer License Resources

The Auto Industry Division provides the following resources to help you along in the dealer/wholesaler application process:

Of course, you can always call the Auto Industry Division at (303) 205-5604 with any questions or requests you may have.


DR 2114
Statement of Financial Condition
Form is required when applying for a motor vehicle dealer license.
DR 2044
Place of Business Affidavit
This form is required as part of the application to become a licensed vehicle dealer.
DR 2097
Examination Affidavit
Part of the salesperson's license application to certify that you've passed the required exam.
DR 2640
Dealer/Wholesaler Plate Affidavit
Complete this form to request demonstration license plates (demo plates).
DR 2109
Dealer/Wholesale License Application
Application to become a licensed vehicle dealer or wholesaler.
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