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Auto Dealer Services Division

Auto Dealer Services Division > Applications > Manufacturer Manufacturer

Looking to become a licensed vehicle manufacturer in the state of Indiana? Just follow the steps below and you will be on your way!

Step 1 - Important legal review

We encourage those wanting to obtain their vehicle manufacturer license in the state of Indiana to review the state laws and codes regarding manufacturing licensing. Please, read Indiana codes 9-32, 9-22, and Indiana administrative code 75 before moving on to Step 2.

Step 2 - Completing the application

Below are the steps to successfully complete the application to become a licensed vehicle manufacturer in the state of Indiana. In order to achieve superior service, accuracy and cost savings, please read the application and fill it out completely.

Documents the division supplies
Documents you must obtain and provide to the division
  • Application fee - click here to learn more
  • Background check - click here to learn more
  • Registered retail merchant certificate
  • Dealer bond - click here to learn more about the bond requirements
  • Zoning approval - completed on bottom of vehicle manufacturer application by local zoning board
  • Insurance (Certificate of Liability)
  • Copy of Valid Photo ID issued by a government agency
  • Pictures of building, lot, sign and hours of operation
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of Organization from the Indiana Secretary of State’s Business Services Division
  • Please provide federal ID number with documentation from Internal Revenue Service

Step 3 - Sign, seal and mail!

Once you complete all of the steps and ensure all paperwork is filled out correctly, send your documents to the following address:

Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Auto Dealer Services Division
302 W. Washington St.
Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204