When planning to start a used car dealer lot there are a few steps to being ready when the inspector checks your proposed place of business. Besides the location you will find information on advertising and places you can look for cars for your proposed new business.
The first and most important part is to have a location to place your vehicles. Check your local zoning department for more information on using the land for a used car dealer lot.
Now that you have your location time to prepare for filing for a vendor license with your local State Ohio. You can do this step by visiting your clerk of courts office or go online to the Ohio Business Gateway website. This is all you need to pay your sales tax in the future and this vendor license proves you are a business licensed in the State of Ohio. If you are a limited liability company you will need to file your trade name with the Federal Government site.
Planning to start a used car dealer lot requires you to have a building at least 180 square feet and a lot that will hold at least 10 used cars and this is not counting driveway space. The lot must be gravel or a hard top with no grass or mud. Your office must provide heat. The office will be required to contain 3 chairs and at least 1 file cabinet. You must get your application and fill it out.
Before anyone in Ohio can be issued a used car dealers license they must take a used car dealers course in Ohio.
Get an application for your used car dealer license and it will have all the requirements on it. Just follow the steps and do what the application is asking and if you meet all the requirements you should have no problem.
How to find cars to sell on your lot is easy. Just search online for car auctions in your area. You could even find cars while driving down the road or online.
Now you can start advertising your used car lot. A website is a great way to advertise your lot. Build your own website by doing a search online for a website host. Your business sign and cards are other ways to get noticed.
You can also sell cars using online ads the same way you posted a car for sale in past.
by Joe G Donn