Motor Vehicle and Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer, Importer and Distributor or Mobile Home Manufacturer License

Types of Licenses

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The licensing period for all manufacturers, distributors and importers runs annually from October 1- September 30. Click here for a renewal schedule and fees.

License Categories:

  • Manufacturers of motor vehicles (MV): Allows a licensed manufacturer to manufacture in Florida or out of state and retail their line-makes through their own Vehicle Franchised dealer license (VF) or through a network of vehicle franchised dealers (VF) licensed by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV).
  • Distributors of motor vehicles (MD): Allows a licensed distributor to retail their line-makes through their own vehicle franchised dealer license (VF) or distribute them through a network of vehicle franchised dealers (VF) licensed by the FLHSMV.
  • Importers of motor vehicles (MI): Allows a licensed importer to import motor vehicles into the country and retail their line-makes through their own franchised dealer license (VF) or through a network of vehicle franchised dealers (VF) licensed by the FLHSMV.
  • Mobile home manufacturers (MH): A mobile home manufacturer license allows a licensee to manufacture mobile homes in Florida or out of state and sell through their own mobile home dealer’s license (DH) and/or through a network of mobile home dealers that are licensed by the FLHSMV.
  • Recreational vehicle manufacturers (MR): A recreational vehicle manufacturer license allows a licensee to manufacture recreational vehicles in Florida or out-of-state and sell through their own recreational vehicle dealer’s license (RV) and/or through a network of recreational vehicle dealers that are licensed by the FLHSMV.
  • Recreational vehicle distributors (RD): A recreational vehicle distributor license allows a licensee to sell through their own recreational vehicle dealer’s license (RV) and/or through a network of recreational vehicle dealers that are licensed by the FLHSMV.
  • Recreational vehicle importers (RI): A recreational vehicle importer licensee allows a licensee to sell through their own recreational vehicle dealer’s license (RV) and/or through a network of recreational vehicle dealers that are licensed by the FLHSMV.

Please see sections 320.60, 320.61, 320.63 and 320.8225, Florida Statutes, for additional information.