DEALERS AND SALESMEN LICENSING
49-1606. Classes of licenses — Nonresident dealers. Licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be as follows:
(1) A dealer’s license shall permit the licensee to engage in the business of selling or exchanging new and used vehicles, new and used motorcycles, motor-driven cycles and motorbikes, new and used all-terrain vehicles, utility type vehicles, snow machines and travel trailers, truck campers, and new and used motor homes. This form of license shall permit licensees who are owners or part owners of the business of the licensee to act as vehicle salesmen.
(2) A vehicle salesman’s license shall permit the licensee to engage in the activities of a vehicle salesman.
(3) A wholesale dealer’s license shall permit the licensee to engage in the business of wholesaling used vehicles to Idaho vehicle dealers. The holder of this license must meet all the requirements for a principal place of business, except for the requirement of display area and adequate room to repair vehicles.
(4) A vehicle manufacturer’s license shall permit the licensee to engage in the business of constructing or assembling vehicles, of the type subject to registration under this title at an established place of business within Idaho.
(5) A distributor, factory branch, or distributor branch license shall permit the licensee to engage in the business of selling and distributing vehicles, parts, and accessories to their franchised dealers.
(6) A representative (factory branch or distributor, etc.) license shall permit the licensee to engage in the business of contacting his respective authorized dealers, for the purpose of making or promoting the sale of his, its, or their vehicles, parts, and accessories.
(7) Pending the satisfaction of the department that the applicant has met the requirements for licensure, it may issue a temporary permit to any applicant for a license. A temporary permit shall not exceed a period of ninety (90) days while the department is completing its investigation and determination of facts relative to the qualifications of the applicant for a license. A temporary permit shall terminate when the applicant’s license has been issued or refused.
(8) The department may issue a probationary vehicle salesman’s license, subject to conditions to be observed in the exercise of the privilege granted either upon application for issuance of a license or upon application for renewal of a license. The conditions to be attached to the exercise of the privilege shall not appear on the face of the license but shall, in the judgment of the department, be in the public interest and suitable to the qualifications of the applicant as disclosed by the application and investigation by the department.
(9) A nonresident dealer who is currently authorized to do business as, and has an established place of business as a vehicle dealer in another state, is not subject to licensure under the provisions of this chapter as long as the sales are limited to the exportation of vehicles for sale to, and the importation of vehicles purchased from, licensed Idaho vehicle dealers.
[49-1606, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 379, p. 763; am. 1991, ch. 272, sec. 8, p. 697; am. 2008, ch. 106, sec. 4, p. 300; am. 2008, ch. 198, sec. 7, p. 642.]