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Adding or Dropping a Franchise

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REQUIREMENTS

 

Adding or Dropping of franchise(s) is governed by the following Laws & Regulations:

 

Colorado Statutes & Regulations for the Motor Vehicle Industry, Title 12, Article 6, Part 1, C.R.S and 1.C.C.R. 205-1.

C.R.S. 12-6-116 (2) Notice of change of address or status

 

Colorado Statutes & Regulations for the Powersports Industry, Title 12, Article 6, Part 5 Powersports Vehicles

C.R.S. 12-6-518 (2) Notice of change of address or status

 

FORMS REQUIRED

 

  • All manufacturers doing business in Colorado must be licensed in Colorado
  • All Dealers must immediately notify the board if they desire to add or delete franchises.
  • To report an addition of a franchise, a Dealer must notify the board in writing and include a copy of their agreement with the Manufacturer who is duly licensed in Colorado. The written notice should include:

1.  A corporate officer, LLC manager or partner must sign the notification letter.

2.  The letter should be addressed to the Auto Industry Division.

3.  The DBA on the franchise letter must be the same as the Dealer’s licensed name.

4.  The letter must include:

 

If you are an existing franchise Dealer whom is adding a franchise: The letter must indicate that the franchise was granted in the licensed DBA name.

 

If you are not currently a franchised Dealer and you are adding a franchise: The letter must indicate that the franchise was granted in the licensed DBA name. Additionally, you must submit a DR 2658 – License Class Change Application.

 

If you are deleting a franchise: The letter must indicate the franchise being deleted. If only one (1) franchise is owned and it is now being deleted, the Dealer must also submit a DR 2658 – License Class Change Application.

 

  • All Manufacturers Certificates of Origin (MCO) must be issued in the Dealer’s licensed DBA name.
  • If the adding of franchises will change the Dealer’s name, you must submit a:             DR 2024 – Application for Dealer or Wholesaler License Name Change.
  • Failure to provide a complete notification letter may result in a rejection or delay in processing. 

 

*Note this form can also be found in the “Forms and Publications” section of this website. See All Forms by Number

   

FEE REQUIRED

 

See current fiscal year Fee Schedule Checks should be made to: Colorado Department of Revenue

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

 

If you have additional questions, call our main number: 303-205-5604 or e-mail your question to: dor_dealers@state.co.us