2016 Delaware Code
Title 21 - Motor Vehicles
§ 6302. License requirements.

21 DE Code § 6302 (2016) What's This?

(a) Department approval. — No person, corporation, partnership, proprietorship or any other legal entity shall carry on or conduct the business of buying, selling or dealing in new or used vehicles unless issued a dealer's license by the Department.

(b) Application — Application for a dealer's license shall be made upon the form prescribed by the Department and shall contain the name and address of the applicant. When the applicant is a partnership the name and address of each partner shall appear on the application. When the application is a corporation, the names of the principal officers of the corporation, the state in which incorporated, the place or places where the business is to be conducted and such other information as may be required by the Department shall appear on the application. Every such application shall contain a certification by the applicant that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of the applicant's knowledge.

(c) Resident requirements. — The owner of a dealership must have been issued a Delaware driver's license and established residency in Delaware at least 90 days prior to the time of application. Franchised and new vehicle dealers are exempted from this requirement.

(d) Fee. — No fee for a license is charged by the Department. However, all dealerships must obtain a yearly dealer business license from the Department of Finance, Division of Revenue. Wholesale dealers shall also obtain an additional wholesale license pursuant to § 6307 of this title. The business license(s) must be kept at the business location and be available for inspection by the Department.

36 Del. Laws, c. 10, § 46; Code 1935, § 5583; 21 Del. C. 1953, § 6301; 65 Del. Laws, c. 79, §§ 1-4; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 71 Del. Laws, c. 449, § 1.;

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