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Changes to Existing Permits

Any licensed motor vehicle dealer, leasing dealer or distributor is required by Ohio Revised Code Section 4517.23 to notify the registrar of any change in status of the business name, address, ownership or change in franchises, within 15 days of the change.

 

Business Name/DBA Change (all dealer license types)


 
  • Submit a completed BMV 4341 and appropriate fees*
 

*New Motor Vehicle Dealers and Distributors only must submit a completed Statement of Contract, (BMV 4319 - PDF | Word) for each new make of vehicle to be offered for sale.

Photos: Photographs of the sign showing the business/dba name

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

Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Business Name/DBA Change (BMV 4341) - (PDF) (Word)

 

New Motor Vehicle Dealer or Distributor Change of Address


 
  • Submit a completed BMV 4339 and appropriate fees**
  • Contact your County Auditor to determine if a new vendor's number is required.
 

*New Motor Vehicle Dealers and Distributors only must submit a completed Statement of Contract, (BMV 4319 - PDF | Word) for each new make of vehicle to be offered for sale.

Photos: Photographs of the business location's office (inside and outside) and business sign.

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

New Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Address Change (BMV 4339) - (PDF) (Word)

 

Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Change of Address


 
  • Submit a completed BMV 4443 and appropriate fees*
  • Contact your County Auditor to determine if a new vendor's number is required.
 

**Certificate of Compliance Form (BMV 4347- PDF | Word), if you intend on sharing the proposed business location with another licensed motor vehicle dealer.

Photos: Photographs of the business location's lot, office, (inside and outside), and business sign.

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

Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Address Change (BMV 4443) - (PDF) (Word)

 

Motor Vehicle Dealer Change of Officers


Electing a new President to a Corporation, adding a member to an LLC, adding a trustee to a Business Trust, removing an officer of a corporation, member or trustee, or electing new corporate officers for an existing license.

 
  • Submit a completed BMV 4377 and appropriate fees***

***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.

Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Change of Officer (BMV 4377) - (PDF) (Word)

 

Business License Type Change

Any change in the style of business requires a new license application to be submitted. Please refer to the homepage for available licenses, to obtain the appropriate license application.

Examples: Changing from a sole proprietorship to a partnership, sole proprietorship to a corporation, partnership to a corporation, etc.