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You need an automobile auction license if your primary business is arranging, managing, sponsoring, advertising, hosting, carrying out, or otherwise facilitating the auction of more than three (3) motor vehicles or watercraft within a twelve (12) month period.
We encourage those wanting to obtain their automobile auction 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.
Questions about completing the license application? Please review our License Application Guide
Online application - available here.
Paper application - State Form 56191 available here.
Please review the application before filing it out and be sure to fill it 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.
The following must be submitted with the completed application. For additional details, please see the license application guide above:
- Zoning Affidavit (SF 55936)
- Indiana Vehicle Merchandising Certificate/Bond (SF 53966)
- Certificate of Insurance
- Photos of the Established Place of Business
- Business Entity Documentation
- Retail Merchant Certificate
- Photo Identification
- Background Check
- License Fee
Once you complete all of the steps and ensure all paperwork is filled out correctly, send your documents to our office at one of the addresses below. Please include your dealer name in the memo line of any check you submit to our office.
Mail: Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Auto Dealer Services Division
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Email: email@example.com (please put License Application in the subject line)