How to Apply

If you would like to apply as a Used Motor Vehicle Dealer, it is required that you file with the Secretary of State and renew every two years. Review the requirements and the step-by-step guide below. 

  • Licensure requires completing an application, get it signed and notarized, and pay the required fee.   
  • See specific instructions for application depending on license and application type. 
  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees in order to be considered for licensure. 
  • You must have an application with the board before you can be fingerprinted. You must pre-register for fingerprinting at https://www.aps.gemalto.com/ga/index.htm
  • Once Board staff verifies your application is on file, you will receive an email notification from the GBI/GAPS to report to your chosen fingerprint site.  
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by March 31 of even numbered years. Late renewal period is April 1-April 30 of even numbered years. 

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply: 

Licensure Checklist

Reinstatement

Change of Designee

Change of Name or Location

Renewal

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 15 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
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  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Fees

Application

$170

License for additional (Supplemental) lots

$170

Change of designee

$100

Renewal
(Licenses expire on March 31st of even numbered years.)

$150

Late renewal
(April 1-April 30 of even numbered years)

$250

Lapsed license (Reinstatement)

$420

Duplicate license (“blue card”)

$25

License verification letter

$35

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Licensure Checklist

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements to include completing the pre-licensing seminar, apply for licensure by submitting the following application.

Reinstatement

Licenses that have lapsed or been revoked will require reinstatement.  

Change of Designee

If you are changing designees, you will complete and submit this application and fee.  

Change of Name or Location

If you are changing name or location, you will complete and submit this application.  

Renewal

If you have currently hold this license and need to renew in order to keep your license up to date, apply for  renewal before March 31 of the year it expires to avoid late fees.  

How to File

To apply by mail: 

Once your checklist is completed, please mail all documents to: 

Georgia Board of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers 
237 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, Georgia 31217 

MAIL APPLICATION WITH PAYMENT IN A 9x12 or LARGER ENVELOPE – DO NOT STAPLE pages or check/money order. Do not fold pages of the application. Make check/money order payable to Georgia Secretary of State and submit to Georgia Board of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217. 

Please note, endorsement applications must be submitted by paper only. 

Contact

Address

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

Phone

404-424-9966

Service Hours

M-F 8:00 – 5:00

Georgia State Board for the Registration of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers

Address

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

Phone

404-424-9966

Service Hours

M-F 8:00 – 5:00