DEALERS AND SALESMEN LICENSING
49-1616. Limitations on establishing or relocating dealers. (1) In the event that a manufacturer seeks to enter into a franchise establishing an additional dealership or relocating an existing dealership within a radius of ten (10) miles from where the same line is represented, the manufacturer shall in writing, first notify the department and each dealer for the line within the ten (10) mile radius, at least sixty (60) days prior to the addition or relocation, of the intention to establish an additional dealership or to relocate an existing dealership within the ten (10) mile radius.
(2) This section shall not apply to the relocation of an existing dealer within that dealer’s relevant market area, provided that the relocation not be at a site within a radius of seven (7) miles of a licensed franchise for the same line make of vehicle, or if the proposed franchise is to be established at or within a radius of two (2) miles of a location at which a former franchise for the same line make of new vehicle had ceased operating within the previous two (2) years. If the seven (7) and two (2) mile exceptions are not applicable, the relocation may still be possible upon notice and resolution of protest under subsections (1) and (3) of this section.
(3) A protest may be filed in accordance with the provisions of section 49-1617, Idaho Code.
[49-1616, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 389, p. 778; am. 2000, ch. 184, sec. 1, p. 454.]