Dealer Licensing

Dealer Licensing

Permit Changes

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.

Business Name/DBA Change (all dealer license types)

Form(s)
Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Business Name/DBA Change BMV 4341 PDF Word
  Statement of Manufacturer/ Distributor Franchise (New motor vehicle dealers & distributors only, submit with BMV 4341 above) BMV 4319 PDF Word
Photos
  • Submit photographs of the sign showing the business/dba name
  • Email as attachments in JPG format only to dealerphotos@dps.ohio.gov
  • Include business name and county name or county number in the subject of email

New Motor Vehicle Dealer or Distributor Change of Address*

*Contact your County Auditor to determine if a new vendor’s number is required.

Form(s)
New Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Address Change BMV 4339 PDF Word
  Statement of Manufacturer/ Distributor Franchise (submit with BMV 4339 above) BMV 4319 PDF Word
Photos
  • Submit photographs of the business location’s office (inside and outside) and business sign
  • Email as attachments in JPG format only to dealerphotos@dps.ohio.gov
  • Include business name and county name or county number in the subject of email

Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Change of Address*

*Contact your County Auditor to determine if a new vendor’s number is required.

Form(s)
Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Address Change BMV 4443 PDF Word
Photos
  • Photographs of the business location (see application for required photographs)
  • Email as attachments in JPG format only to dealerphotos@dps.ohio.gov
  • Include business name and county name or county number in the subject of email

Motor Vehicle Dealer Change of Officers

Electing a new president to a corporation, adding a member to an LLC, adding a trustee to a business trust, removing an officer of a corporation, member or trustee or electing new corporate officers for an existing license.

Form(s)
Motor Vehicle Dealer Application for Change of Officer BMV 4377 PDF Word
Criminal History Record

Ohio residents who are owners, all partners, president, all members, owning 10 percent or more, and all trustees MUST be electronically fingerprinted. For detailed information, see our Criminal History Record Requirements.

Business License Type Change

Any change in the style of business requires a new license application (for example, changing from a sole proprietorship to a partnership, sole proprietorship to a corporation, partnership to a corporation, etc.). Please click on “Permits & Licenses Issued” on the Dealer Licensing menu to see available licenses.

Have Questions?

Please contact us at (614) 752-7636 or email us at Dealers Support.

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Fax: (614) 752-7220

Mailing Address
Ohio BMV Dealer Licensing
PO Box 16521
Columbus, Ohio 43216-6521

In Person (Drop-off Services ONLY)
Ohio Department of Public Safety
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Applications or paperwork may be dropped off near the security desk. All paperwork that requires payment, cash, check or money orders are accepted; however, no receipt will be available.

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