Open a repair or body shop

How do I open a repair or body shop?

To become a registered Repair Shop with the New York State DMV, you must

Update records for dealer and transporter businesses

How do I update my business records with the DMV?

Call the DMV at 1-518-474-0919 if you need to make changes in your business such as

  • opening a new location
  • changing a location
  • updating officers

If you are changing your location or opening a new location, you must

  • send a copy of your current Sales Tax Certificate of Authority
  • get proof of zoning from the zoning board of your local government

Mail these documents to

Pay civil penalties for dealer and transporter businesses

How do I pay civil penalties?

After a DMV hearing, the DMV will send you a 'Notice After Hearing' explaining the reasons why your business license, business registration, or inspector certification has been suspended or revoked.

Order retail certificates of sale

How do I order Retail Certificates of Sale (MV-50)?

Before we can give you a new book of MV-50 or MV-50Ws, you must return a completely used book to the DMV.

Complete the MV-50 Retail / MV-50 Wholesale Order Form (VS-114I).

Open a dealership

To register as a retail dealer licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles in New York State

General information for dealers and transporters

Where can I find information about operating a dealer or transporter business in New York State?

The best source of information is the NYS Dealers & Transporters Regulations (CR-78).


Can I sell a retail vehicle “as is”?

Close a dealer or transporter business

How do I close my dealer or transporter business? 

Use the Facility Out of Business Attestation (VS-20) to notify the us that your DMV Division of Vehicle Safety - regulated facility is permanently out of business, and for instructions about surrendering (returning) the DMV's items that have been issued to you. If your facility will be temporarily out of business, please contact the appropriate Vehicle Safety Field Services Regional Office for instructions.  

Amend or replace a Dealer or Transporter business registration or license

How do I amend my dealer or transporter certificate of registration?

To amend the registration or get a replacement (duplicate) document for your current dealer or transporter business, you must submit the Request for Business Amendment / Duplicate Certificate (MV-253G).

Mail it to

NYS DMV Bureau of Consumer & Facility Services
Application Unit
P.O. Box 2700
Albany, NY  12220-0700

Suspensions, revocations and appeals for dealer and transporter businesses

What you need to know about suspensions, revocations, civil penalties and appeals

After a DMV hearing, the DMV will send you a 'Notice After Hearing' explaining the reasons why your business license, business registration, or inspector certification has been suspended or revoked.


When does the suspension or the revocation begin and how do I comply?

The suspension order or the revocation order has the date that your suspension or a revocation will begin.

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