New sales rep license procedures in Maryland

Since the Maryland vehicle sales license has recently been upgraded to three years, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has announced changes to the license procedures to simplify the transfer and refund process. This policy change is a direct result of the work that Maryland dealers Geoff Pohanka, Dick Patterson and Paul Ritchie are doing on behalf of all dealers in the state through the MVA dealer panel. Here’s an outline of the changes:


  • There will be no transfer fee for a transfer of a sales representatives’ license between dealers, but they will need to notify the MVA.
  • A refund for unused complete years will be issued to either the dealer or the sales representative who paid for the license (not both). The refund must be requested through the mail on company letterhead.

As a reminder, a criminal background check through the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) and Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) must be conducted for all new and renewal sales rep licenses. With the license upgrade to a three-year period, the CJIS background check will be completed every three years. For seamless processing, the CJIS background check must be completed within 30 days of the license renewal.

For the complete MVA Bulletin, click here.

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