Information for the License:

Vehicle Salesperson License

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Motor Vehicles
Board or Council Name:  Occupational Licensing
Division Name: The Individuals
Telephone:  (916) 229-3128
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Is employed as a salesperson by a dealer, who, for commission, money, profit, or other thing of value, sells, exchanges, buys, or offers for sale, negotiates, or attempts to negotiate, a sale, or exchange of an interest in a vehicle required to be registered.

Fees: Application: $51; Renewal: $51 Reinstatement: $51; Duplicate: $16 (All sales licences include a $1 Family Support Fee.)

Examination Frequency:  N/A

Exam Locations: N/A

Experience Requirement: N/A

Average Time to Process Application: 120 days. May issue temporary permit.

Renewal Period: Three years following the date of issuance.

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: Applications and information for Vehicle Salesperson may be downloaded from our website at or obtained from Occupational Licensing, P.O. Box 932342, Sacramento, CA 94232-3420 or call (916) 229-3128.

Authority: California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Chapter 19; Vehicle Code, Sections 512 and 11900, et seq.