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Transfer Dealer


You need a transfer dealer license if you transfer ownership of at least twelve (12) motor vehicles during a twelve (12) month period as part of your primary business. Examples of transfer dealers include financial institutions and insurance companies dealing in repossessed or salvaged vehicles.

You do not qualify for a transfer dealer license if you are someone whose business is limited to providing towing or transportation services for vehicles. However, you may qualify for transport operator plates, which are issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The application is available here (State Form 37028).

You do not qualify for a transfer dealer license if you qualify for any other license type issued by our office.


We encourage those wanting to obtain their transfer dealer license in the State of Indiana to review the applicable state statutes (Indiana Code 9-32) and administrative rules (Indiana Administrative Code Title 75) regarding dealer licensing. Indiana statutes and rules can be found on the General Assembly’s website at iga.in.gov.


Please be sure to fill the application out completely and submit all required documents with the application. Failure to include required information or documents can delay the processing of your application. The license application must be completed by a dealer owner or dealer manager.

Online application available at dealers.sos.in.gov. Help guide available here.

The following must be submitted with the completed application.

  1. Zoning Affidavit (SF 55936)
  2. Indiana Vehicle Merchandising Certificate/Bond (SF 53966)
  3. Certificate of Insurance
  4. Photos of the Established Place of Business
  5. Business Entity Documentation
  6. Retail Merchant Certificate
  7. Photo Identification
  8. Background Check
  9. License Fee



Email: dealers@sos.in.gov 

Phone: 317-234-7190

Dealer Account Helpline: 317-576-2568