ODPS | BMV | Ohio Auto Dealers

Welcome to the ODPS | Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Skip Navigation

Please NOTE: You are viewing the non-styled version of SITE NAME. Either your browser does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or it is disabled. We suggest upgrading your browser to the latest version of your favorite Internet browser.

Ohio.gov
ODPS | BMV | OhioAutoDealers.com

Construction Equipment Auction

Business is engaged primarily in selling large construction and transportation equipment at auction, receives more than $1 million in gross annual sales in this state, and derives not more than 10 percent of the person's gross annual sales revenue in this state from the sale of motor vehicles having a gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less.

 

General Information & Requirements

   
 
Construction Equipment Auction Packet (PDF)

Construction Equipment Auction Packet (Word)

Construction Equipment Auction License Annual Report  (BMV 4313)

The PDF reader may be downloaded, free-of-charge, from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Internet site. Click HERE to download the PDF Reader.

 
Business
Maintains a permanent auction site within this state that is at least 90 acres in size and maintains over 60,000 square feet of total facility space.
        • A permanent sign in the exact name of the business as it appears on the application, with the letters at least six inches high. The business sign shall be prominently displayed, properly maintained and permanent.
        • Posted business hours. The business hours shall be posted in a conspicuous place near the entrance of the construction equipment auction's premises.
        • The office and auction shall be kept neat and orderly at all times and shall not be used as storage or other utility area. The office shall be clearly identified, easily accessible, and open for business during business hours.
 
Sign
Must have a permanent sign in the exact name of the business as it appears on the application, with letters of at least six inches high. The business sign shall be prominently displayed, properly maintained and permanent.
 
Records
Must maintain records of all motor vehicles purchased, leased, and sold. Refer to Ohio Revised Code section 4501:1-3-04 for the list of the required records.
 
Application
 
Photos: Photograph of the sign in the exact name of the business as it appears on the application, with letters of at least six inches high. The business sign shall be prominently displayed, properly maintained and permanent. .

Send as attachments in JPG format only, may be e-mailed to dealerphotos@dps.state.oh.us. Please include your business name and county name or county number in the subject of your email.

Electronic Fingerprinting: Ohio residents who are owners, all partners, president, all members, owning 10% or more, and all trustees MUST be electronically fingerprinted and have the results forwarded to the Dealer Licensing Section, P.O. Box 16521, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521. Visit the following link on Ohio Attorney General Web site (Webcheck locations) for a complete list of electronic fingerprinting locations in Ohio.

*Out-of-state residents may submit a fingerprint card and processing fee, BMV 4452. Do not send the fingerprint card directly to B.C.I. & I. Acceptable fingerprint card(s) may be obtained only by contacting the Dealer Licensing Section at (614) 752-7636.

If B.C.I. & I. reports that the person has ever been arrested, for any reason, has criminal record, or is a multi-state offender, the applicant should expect significant delays. The person being fingerprinted can reduce the possibility of having the application delayed by explaining their circumstances fully and completely on a separate sheet, provide a copy of the court's journal entry showing the final disposition of your arrest and/or conviction, and the charge your were convicted of, if any and submit it with the application.

NOTE: Electronic Fingerprinting prices vary and payable to the company taking the print.
 
License
Eligibility
Found guilty of any fraudulent act in connection with selling or otherwise dealing in auctions, vehicles or equipment is reason for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to DENY the application.
 
Plate
Eligibility
You may apply for In-Transit license plates to be used in conjunction with your auction business. These license plates may only be used in motor vehicles being transported from any individual, firm or corporation to any point of destination. To obtain an In-Transit license plate application (BMV 4366), click here.
 
Relevant Code Sections
ORC 4501.01 ORC 4517.16 OAC 4501:1-3-03
ORC 4517.01 ORC 4517.17  
ORC 4517.02 ORC 4517.171  
ORC 4517.03 ORC 4517.18  
 
Inspections
An on-site inspection of the premises will be conducted by a BMV investigator to determine if the location meets all physical requirements. Once a license is issued, the dealership is subject to random inspections, including pertinent records, to confirm that compliance is being maintained.
 

Fees

Permit $7,500.00
*Title Defect Rescission Fund (required) $150.00

* We are required to collect a $150.00 initial application fee on behalf of the Title Defect Rescission Fund;  this fee will be refundable if you do not meet the requirements to become a licensed motor vehicle dealer.  For information or questions on the Title Defect Rescission Fund contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 1-800-262-0515.