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New License Requirements for Michigan Used Motor Vehicle Dealers

Effective March 20, 2019 the Michigan Vehicle Code was amended to include the following dealer requirements for used vehicle dealers: All owners and officers of used vehicle dealer applicants must attend a prelicensure training program. This requirement does not apply […]


Effective March 20, 2019 the Michigan Vehicle Code was amended to include the following dealer requirements for used vehicle dealers:

  1. All owners and officers of used vehicle dealer applicants must attend a prelicensure training program. This requirement does not apply to dealers licensed as of March 20, 2019.
  2. Within 90 days after a Class B license is issued the dealer must select an individual that must complete the training program for each sales location. This requirement applies to existing used vehicle dealers upon renewal of their license.
  3. A designated individual must complete the training program one time in each 24-month period.

The training programs may be conducted by the Department of State or by a trade organization approved by the Department of State.

This is brief summary of the new law. Used vehicle applicants and dealers are encouraged to review the new law in its entirety or to seek the advice of effective counsel.


Fraser Trebilcock Business Tax Attorney Edward J. CastellaniEdward J. Castellani is an attorney and CPA with Fraser Trebilcock and serves as Chair of the Firm’s Auto Dealer Practice Group. He may be contacted at ecast@fraserlawfirm.com or 517-377-0845.