Dealers Handbook in Minnesota

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Minnesota's Department of Public Safety provides a Dealer Guide. This booklet tells you everything you need to know about obtaining a vehicle dealership license.

This website, maintained by Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) is a great resource for dealers, and includes a link to the dealer guide.

What the Guide Contains

Within this guide, you'll find information in the following sections:

  • General Information
  • Temporary Dealer License
  • Changes in Business Activity
  • Change in Dealer License Conditions
  • Dealer License Renewal
  • Conducting Business
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Salvage Vehicles
  • Permits
  • Dealer Held for Resale
  • Reporting Sales to Out-of-State Buyers
  • Sales Invoices/Purchase Agreements
  • Consignment Agreements
  • Used Vehicle Warranties and Lemon Laws
  • Motor Vehicle Forms
  • Sales Tax Exemptions for Dealers
  • What is a Used Vehicle?
  • Types of Dealer Licenses
  • Where to Call for Help BBB Business Review