Dealer-related Information in Nebraska

The Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board is the state agency in charge of regulations related to the business of buying and selling motor vehicles.

Members of the board are appointed by the governor for a term of 3 years. The chairperson of the board is the director of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Dealer Licensing

The Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board issues the following types of licenses:

  • Dealer license.
  • Salesperson license.
  • Auction dealer license.
  • Wrecker/salvage license.
  • Finance company license.
  • Manufacturer, distributor, or branch license.

Depending upon the activities of your business, you may need to apply for multiple licenses if you wish to legally buy and sell motor vehicles in Nebraska.

Applications for each type of license are available online.

Consumer Complaints

If you, as a consumer, believe you have been treated unfairly by a motor vehicle dealer or salesperson, you may file a complaint with the Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board. After the complaint and all supporting documentation has been received, the office will conduct an investigation in accordance with the provisions outlined in the state's Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Act.

Before you file a formal complaint, you should try to resolve the issue with the motor vehicle dealer. If you are unable to agree on an acceptable solution, you should fill out the Consumer Complaint Form. In addition, the Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board recommends that you consult with an attorney to determine if you have any additional legal rights regarding the matter.

Additional Information

If you have a question about licensing procedures or wish to learn more about filing a consumer complaint, please contact:

Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board

301 Centennial Mall South

P. O. Box 94697

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-2148

Fax: (402) 471-4563

The Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board is open during regular weekday business hours. No appointment is necessary.

Find more dealer-related information at Dealers & Auto Industry, Dealer Licensing Requirements, and Dealer Forms on this site.

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