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 one-time $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.