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Instructions for Becoming a Dealer

How to Apply

Fill out an application form:

Submit your completed application by mail or in person at DMV Headquarters, Business Regulation section (address at right).

Note: Applications can take 6 - 8 weeks to process. You can’t conduct any dealer business until the application has been approved. 

Business Regulation Forms

Dealer Education

Applicants are required to have eight hours of pre-licensing education from an approved provider.

The approved education providers are:

! A Certified Dealer Education School
@ Your Pace Online
5th Gear Enterprises
Auto Dealers Certified Education School
503-362-6839 or 800-447-0302

Change Business Name or Address

File a correction request (Form # 371) with DMV.  The request must include:
  • Owner signature;
  • Location approval from the city or county (for address change);
  • A rider from your bonding company;
  • A new certificate of insurance; and
  • Payment of $30.

​​​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