Non-Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealers-Foreign Dealers

Motor Vehicle Dealers Licensed in states other than Virginia (“Foreign Dealers”) may sell motor vehicles at wholesale auctions in Virginia.¬† Under no circumstances may Foreign Dealers sell at retail nor sell directly to any Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer.

To obtain a certificate of dealer registration:

Hold a valid Dealer License in your home state, and include a photocopy of that license with your initial or renewal application for registration

Complete a MVDB 52, Non-Virginia Motor Vehicle Certificate of Registration.

Fees for initial (new) Foreign Dealers are: $75 for the application and a $60 fee for the Virginia Motor Vehicle Transaction Recovery Fund (Total Fees $135)

The Virginia Certificate of Registration will expire concurrently with your home state motor vehicle dealer license.