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Salesperson License

All employees who offer for sale, display for sale, sell, or offer for lease, motor vehicles for a licensed motor vehicle or leasing dealer.

General Information & Requirements

        • Applicants must submit an application immediately upon being hired by a dealer, and are prohibited from offering for sale, displaying for sale, or selling motor vehicles until licensed.
        • BMV 4343 - Motor Vehicle Salesperson License Information and Instructions.
        • BMV 4301 - application must be completed and notarized.

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.


Licenses are renewed bi-annually. If a licensed salesperson leaves the employ of one dealership and becomes employed by another, the salesperson's license may be transferred by submitting BMV 4301.


Any felony or misdemeanor conviction relating to dealing in motor vehicles is reason for denial.

ORC 4517.01 ORC 4517.20 OAC 4501:1-3-30
ORC 4517.09 OAC 4501:1-3-05  
ORC 4517.14 OAC 4501:1-3-07  





First $10.00
Renewal $10.00
Renewal/Transfer $10.00
Transfer $2.00
Duplicate $1.00