How To Get Your NC Dealer License
Step-by-step guide with helpful links to assist you in getting your North Carolina used car dealer license.
What are the North Carolina motor vehicle minimum dealer license requirements?
Are you interested in becoming a licensed car dealer in the state of North Carolina? The NC DOT - DMV provides a great checklist of what is required...the only problem is it's just a checklist!
KGI has been working side by side with used car dealers for almost two decades. If you are just looking for the State's checklist we've linked it below. But if you want some great inside knowledge, links, and resources to help you through this, that's what we're here for!
Dealership Physical Location Requirements
- Have an Established Salesroom
You must have a 96 square feet (or larger) of floor space in a permanent, enclosed building, or separate and apart from any living quarters, residence, or other business. It must also have a separate entrance.
- Zoning Requirements
Your dealership office/building must meet all state, county, and municipal ordinances and regulations. TIP: If you are unsure about your location contact the DMV officer assigned to your area to preapprove the space before you sign a lease.
- Dealership Sign
You must have a dealership sign with block letters at least three inches in height. BUT YOU WILL WANT BIGGER!!