Dealer-related Information in North Dakota
for a list of current laws.
Certificate of Title
After selling a vehicle, by law, you have 30 days to deliver the certificate of title either to the buyer or to the buyer's lien holder.
Tampering with Odometers
If you sell used vehicles, refrain from even entertaining the idea of altering the odometer. If you get nabbed, you could lose your dealership license and be charged with a Class C felony.
All dealership licenses need to be annually renewed before December 31st of every year. NDDOT will not renew yours if you failed to sell more than 4 vehicles during the previous year. Also, be sure to maintain detailed files on every vehicle sold to protect yourself against inspections and consumer complaints.
Avoid false advertising. The North Dakota Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Division will drop the hammer if you are caught making false claims on prices, free gifts, guaranteed trade-ins, below market finance rates, hidden disclosures or extended warranties.
Deceptive Contract Additions
The North Dakota Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Division will also come knocking on your door if you are caught or even suspected of adding items (like undercoating or an extended warranty) to a contract without the buyer's consent.