North Carolina Department of Transportation
Division of Motor Vehicles
LICENSE AND THEFT BUREAU
Revised March 2009
The General Assembly of North Carolina has declared the distribution of motor
vehicles to vitally affect the general economy of the State and the public interest
and welfare of its citizens by the enactment of the Motor Vehicle Dealers and
Manufacturers Licensing Law (G.S. 20285 through G.S. 20-309)
The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of North Carolina is authorized by G.S. 20302 to promulgate necessary rules and regulations for the effective
administration of the law.
Effective and uniform administration of the law for the mutual benefit and
guidance of motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers as well as the citizens of
North Carolina requires that certain rules and regulations be adopted and
published so that they may be readily available to all persons concerned.
For the above reasons the rules and regulations contained herein have been
The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles is anxious to assist the motor vehicle
dealers and manufacturers to meet requirements of the law. Inquiries and
requests for information should be directed to Director, License & Theft Bureau,
3125 Mail Service Center Raleigh, North Carolina 27697-3125.
RULES OF THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES RELATING TO DEALERS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A. Motor Vehicle Dealers and Manufacturers Licensing Law-Article
12, 20-285 Regulation of motor vehicle distribution in public
20-287 Licenses required
20-288 Application for license; license requirements expiration
of license; bond
20-289 License fees
20-290 Licenses to specify places of business; display of license
and list of sales representatives; advertising
20-291 Representatives to carry license and display it on...