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
  • 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 September 30th of even numbered years. Late renewal period is October 1st - October 30th of even numbered years. 

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

Licensure Checklist


Change of Designee

Change of Name or Location


After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 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 20-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    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees.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.




License for additional (Supplemental) lots


Change of designee


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


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


Lapsed license (Reinstatement)


Duplicate license (“blue card”)


License verification letter


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.


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 your dealership name or location, you will complete and submit this application.


If you currently hold this license If you have currently hold this license and need to renew in order to keep your license and need to renew to keep your license up to date, apply for renewal before December 31st of odd numbered years to avoid late fees.

How to File

To apply by mail: 

Please contact us to request a mail-in application.

Georgia State Board for the Registration of Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealers