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Driver and Vehicle Services

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Motor Vehicle Dealers




How to Become a Licensed Minnesota Dealer

Who must have a dealer license?

  • Anyone engaged in the business of leasing, selling or arranging the sale of motor vehicles (new or used)
  • Anyone who has leased or sold more than five vehicles, wholesale or retail, in a twelve month period
  • Anyone in the business of selling used vehicle parts, or processing and selling scrap metals acquired from vehicles
  • Anyone who conducts consignment sales or arranges sales or leases

 Find out what type of license you need.




Driver and Vehicle Services Dealer Unit
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 186
Saint Paul, MN 55101-5186

Data Unit

Driver and Vehicle Services Data Services
Unit 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 191
St. Paul, MN 55101-5191




Dealer Unit: (651) 201-7800
Office Locations: (651) 297-2005
Assistance for deaf or hard of hearing callers (TDD/TTY): (651) 282-6555


Dealer Unit: (651) 297-1480