Motor Vehicle, Recreational Vehicle and Mobile Home Dealer/Broker Licenses

Types of Licenses Available

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  • Vehicle Franchised dealer (VF): Allows a licensed dealer to sell new motor vehicles under an established agreement with a manufacturer, importer or distributor. See sections 320.27 and 320.642, Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Service facility (SF): Any franchised dealer wishing to operate their service and repair facility at a location other than their licensed dealership must also be licensed to operate the service only facility. No vehicle sales, new or used, are permitted at this facility. See section 320.642 (6), Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Vehicle Independent dealer (VI): Allows the licensed dealer to buy, sell or deal in used motor vehicles. See section 320.27, Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Vehicle Wholesale dealer (VW): Allows the licensed dealer to buy, sell or deal in motor vehicles only at wholesale with other licensed dealers. A licensed wholesale motor vehicle dealer is licensed to engage exclusively in the business of buying, selling or dealing in motor vehicles at wholesale or through motor vehicle auctions. See section 320.27, Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Vehicle Auction dealer (VA): Allows licensed auction dealers to sell motor vehicles and recreational vehicles by the bid process where buyers are licensed motor vehicle dealers. Auctions that plan to sell motor vehicles at retail are required to be licensed as an independent dealer with a VI prefix license. See section 320.27, Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Salvage dealer (SD): Allows a licensed salvage dealer to engage in the business of acquiring salvaged or wrecked motor vehicles for the purpose of reselling them, or for parts. See section 320.27, Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Mobile home dealer (DH): Allows licensed mobile home dealers to buy, sell or deal in mobile homes. Mobile home dealers may also sell recreational vehicles after applying for a recreational vehicle endorsement on their license with FLHSMV. See sections 320.77 and 320.771(8), Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Mobile home broker (BH): Allows a licensed mobile home broker to deal exclusively in used mobile homes and act as the agent or intermediary on behalf of the owner or seller of a used mobile home which is for sale, or who assists or represents the seller in finding a buyer for a used mobile home. See section 320.77, Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Recreational motor vehicle dealer (RV): Allows a licensed recreational vehicle dealer to engage exclusively in buying, selling or brokering new recreational vehicles. See section 320.771, Florida Statutes, for additional information.
  • Recreational used motor vehicle dealer (RU): Allows a licensed recreational vehicle dealer to engage exclusively in buying and selling used recreational vehicles. See section 320.771, Florida Statutes, for additional information.