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DMV Business Regulation

The Business Regulation and Fraud Prevention Section is made up of three units: Business Licensing, Dealer Investigations, and Fraud Prevention.

Business Licensing Unit

The Business Licensing Unit issues business certificates (licenses) to the following regulated businesses:

  • Vehicle Dealers;
  • Dismantlers;
  • Vehicle Transporters;
  • Vehicle Appraisers;
  • Snowmobile Instructors; and
  • RV Show Organizers.

Dealer Investigations Unit

The Investigations Unit focuses on regulated businesses.  Their main purpose is to:

  • Check for compliance with the Oregon Vehicle Code;
  • Conduct inspections;
  • Review vehicle records;
  • Review complaints;
  • Investigate possible violations which may result in fines/sanctions;
  • Investigate unlicensed dealers ("curbers") and dismantlers; and
  • Provide training about vehicle laws, rules and policies.

Violations cited against dealers, dismantlers, and lien claimants can be viewed in DMV’s quarterly publication Dealer Details.

Questions or More Information

For additional information or questions, email the Business Regulation and Fraud Prevention Section or contact the units directly:

  • Business Licensing Unit: 503-945-5052; or
  • Dealer Investigations Unit: 503-945-5281.

​​​Contact Us

DMV Business Regulation Section
East Annex Building
1965 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Mailing Address:
Business Regulation
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Phone: 503-945-5052 Business Licensing
Phone: 503-945-5281 Dealer Investigations
DMV Business Regulation can accept cash, debit/credit cards, and checks in the exact amount of the transaction.
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, except for Thursdays 9 AM - 4:30 PM.​

DMV has moved the online DEALER NOTICES services to a new location. Go to​ to access all of DMV’s online services. 

If you have saved a link to the Dealer Notices location, please update the URL.
Dealer Related Links