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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.

 

 

Application
Requirements

Business Name/DBA Change

        • Submit a completed BMV 4443 and appropriate fees.
        • Photographs of the sign showing the business/dba name*
        • New Motor Vehicle Dealers Only must submit a completed Statement of Contract, BMV 4319, for each new make of vehicle to be offered for sale.

Business 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.

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.

New Motor Vehicle Dealers and Distributors Only must submit a completed Statement of Contract, BMV 4319, for each new make of vehicle to be offered for sale.

Certificate of Compliance Form BMV 4347, if you intend on sharing the proposed business location with another licensed motor vehicle dealer.

Business License Type Change

          • Submit a completed BMV 4443 and appropriate fees.
Change in
Business Style
        • Any change in the style of business requires a new license application, BMV 4320. (Some examples: Changing from a sole proprietorship to a partnership, sole proprietorship to a corporation, partnership to a corporation, etc.)
        • A new license application is not necessary if you simply elect new officers to a licensed corporation, add or remove a member from a licensed LLC or add or remove a trustee from a licensed business trust.
 
Requirements &
Actions

Electing a new President to a Corporation,
adding a member
to an LLC or
adding a trustee to a Business Trust. (See below)

Submit a letter indicating that a president, member, or trustee has been elected and include the individuals name, residence address and social security number.

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.

 

 

Electing new corporate officers other than the President.

Submit a letter indicating that a new officer has been elected and include the position held and the officer's name, residence address and social security number.

 

Removing an
officer of a corporation, member or trustee from an existing license.

Submit a letter signed by another officer, member or trustee indicating the name and social security number of the individual to be removed from the existing license.

   

*NOTE: Please include your dealer permit number on all correspondence.