How do you get a car dealer license in Nebraska?

I live in Lincoln, and I’m looking to start my own business. Car dealerships have always been lucrative and they allow people to get something they really need. How can I get a car dealership license here in Nebraska?

You’re completely right. Car dealerships are often quite lucrative and cars are an essential purchase for many people. To get a car dealer license in Nebraska, you will need to follow these important steps.
First, establish a permanent place of business that complies with your local zoning laws, as well as:
  • Adequate space to display at least 10 cars
  • A dedicated telephone line
  • Posted business hours
  • Business name and sign
Next, shop for liability insurance and carry proof of coverage for any vehicle in your possession.
Then, gather the required paperwork, including a:
  • Zoning permit
  • Picture of your place of business, including the sign
  • Lease agreement
  • Copy of franchise agreement or contract with a manufacturer or distributor, if applicable
After that, get your auto dealer bond by filling out the proper application online. Note that the bond may cost upwards of $40,000.
Then, turn in your dealer license application. Mail the application and the $225 license fee to the following address: Nebraska Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board, P.O. Box 94697, Lincoln, NE 68509.
Finally, get an inspection and documentation you passed.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Dec 21, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.

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