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Alert - Changes to the Indiana Wholesale Dealer License
ATTENTION: The Indiana General Assembly passed new laws during the 2014 Legislative Session that will affect your Indiana Wholesale Dealer License.
Pursuant to SEA 350, all wholesale licenses will cease to exist after June 30, 2015. The Auto Dealer Services Division has created Administrative Emergency Rules to provide options for valid wholesale dealers. Here is a link to the Administrative Emergency Rules: http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/20140702-IR-075140247ERA.xml.html
The Division has created this flyer detailing several options available for current, valid wholesale dealers.
Please choose the option that best fits your business. Each wholesale dealer must choose one of the options and notify the Auto Dealer Services Division of the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office on or before June 30, 2015. No requests will be accepted after June 30, 2015. IF YOU PLAN TO APPLY FOR A TRANSITION DEALERS LICENSE OR CHANGE TO A USED DEALERS LICENSE, CONTACT THE DIVISION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL JUNE 30, 2015.
If a valid Indiana wholesale dealer would like to select Option 2- the Transition Period –please complete the following form and submit it to the Auto Dealer Services Division at:
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Alert - AutoCycles
The Indiana General Assembly passed legislation this year regarding “autocycles.” This law became effective upon passage, and defines “autocycle” as:
A three (3) wheeled motor vehicle in which the operator and passenger ride in a completely or partially enclosed seating area that is equipped with a rollcage/roll hoops, safety belts for each occupant, and antilock brakes, and is designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals.
The definition of “motorcycle” was amended to include an” autocycle”.
Therefore, anyone selling twelve (12) or more motorcycles, which includes “autocycles”, per year, must have a valid dealer license from the Secretary of State. If you have any questions, please contact the Auto Dealer Services Division at 317-234-7190.
APPLICATIONS FOR AN INITIAL LICENSE IN 2015
For all applications for an initial license (other than a wholesale license) in 2015, please submit your application without the fee. After receiving your application, the Auto Dealer Services Division will send to you an invoice reflecting the prorated fee amount prior to processing your application. The Auto Dealer Services Division must receive payment to complete the processing of your application. (Indiana Code § 9-32-11-12(d))
If you have any questions, please contact the Auto Dealer Services Division at 317-234-7190.
Motor Driven Cycles (MDC), Motor Scooters, Mopeds and Motorcycles
As of January 1, 2015, new laws went into effect regarding the licensing and registration of Motor Driven Cycles (MDC), previously referred to as motor scooter, mopeds and motorized bicycles. Licensing and registration requirements for MDCs can be found at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website: www.in.gov/bmv/3220.htm.
Dealers of Motorcycles or MDCs who sell at least twelve (12) units per year are required to obtain a dealer license from the Indiana Secretary of State Dealer Services Division. Information regarding dealer licensing can be found at: www.in.gov/sos/dealer.
MDC dealers who sell units under 50cc can elect to become a licensed dealer.
Licensed motorcycle dealers can purchase interim motorcycle plates and request MDC-A or MDC-B decals from the Dealer Services Division, which will allow their properly licensed customers to operate their MDC prior to registering it with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. To request MDC-A or MDC-B decals, please contact the Auto Dealer Services Division at 317-234-7190 or Dealers@sos.in.gov.
APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT OR DUPLICATE DEALER PLATES
Please click here to access the Application
ALERT - Dealer Bond Requirements
Please read updated requirements here
ALERT - From the Indiana State Police
National Criminal History Background Checks must be submitted with all NEW license applications. (Indiana Code 9-32-16-11(d))
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Wholesale Dealer Alert
You must let us know if you choose to vacate your Indiana office location or business. In addition all plates and stickers must be promptly returned to our office. Failure to advise us and return the plates will result in the imposition of penalties. If you have a question or have already vacated your location please email us at dealers@sos.IN.gov so we can work with you to avoid a fine.