March 2, 2007
TO: Tax Collectors and License Plate Agencies
FROM: Carl A. Ford, Director
Division of Motor Vehicles
SUBJECT: Status of a Dealer License
Several inquiries have been received by BFO Regional Offices from Tax Collector offices concerning the status of a dealer’s license. Several dealers have also advised that they have been asked to provide a copy of their current dealer license to local Tax Collector offices to prove they have a valid license.
Tax Collector personnel can determine the status of a dealer’s license by looking up that dealer in FRVIS. To do so, please follow these steps:
DEALER LICENSE NUMBER
§ From FRVIS choose Miscellaneous, Inquiry – dealer license inquiry.
§ Dealer License Inquiry screen should appear. The cursor will default to “Type.”
§ Enter the type of dealer using the two letter designation for that type of dealership (VI, VF, etc.).
§ Then tab to the number blocks and enter the seven-digit number for that dealer, omitting the PIN.
§ Tab and the dealer record will appear.
§ The “License Status” block along the top row will provide the status of the dealer; e.g., Active, Cancelled, etc.
§ The effective date of that license and its expiration date are also listed approximately 2/3 down from the top.
§ Go to Miscellaneous – Inquiry – Dealer License Query.
§ Tab, then spacebar – tab down to “Licensee” then spacebar.
§ Tab down to “Business Name.”
§ Enter name then perform a “wild card search.”
§ Scroll down (F8) to your choice, then “accept” (F3) – then tab (If no information appears, spacebar and try in “doing business as” or go back to “Licensee” and try again). If information appears proceed to the next step.
§ (F3) You are now back to the dealer license query and can access information.
DOING BUSINESS AS
§ Enter name, then perform a “wild card search.”
§ Scroll down (F8) to your choice and then accept (F3).
§ You can now access the information.
If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact your Help Desk Representative.