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ecretary of State

Auto Dealer Services Division

Auto Dealer Services Division > Documentation Changes > Name and/or Address Change Name and/or Address Change

A Dealer is required to notify the Auto Dealer Services Division when there is a change in the name or address of the business.

Name Change

In order to satisfy the requirements to notify the Auto Dealer Services Division of a change in the name of a dealer and apply for an amended license, the dealer must complete and submit:

  • State Form 55964 Request for Change of Business Name
  • a certificate of Liability with the new name 
  • photographs of sign at dealer’s established place of business with new name
  • a copy of the Retail Merchants Certificate with new name
  • original bond or bond rider, with original signatures, showing new name
  • a copy of the Certificate of Existence showing the new name, if applicable

Address Change

In order to satisfy the requirement to notify the Auto Dealer Services Division of a change in a dealer's established place of business address and apply for an amended license, the dealer must complete and submit:

  • State Form 55965 Request for Change of Address
  • a Certificate of Liability with new address 
  • photographs of the new building, lot and sign at the dealer’s established place of business
  • a copy of the Retail Merchants Certificate with new address
  • Zoning Affidavit 
  • original bond or bond rider, with original signatures, showing new address.

Emergency 911 Address Change

In order to satisfy the requirement to notify the Auto Dealer Services Division of a change in the established place of business address and apply for an amended license in the case of a 911 address change, the dealer must:

  • Submit a certificate of Liability with new address (can only accept Certificate of Insurance for watercraft dealer name change)
  • Submit a written statement from Planning Commission showing 911 change
  • Pay the five dollar ($5.00) fee for the amended license and 
  • Submit an original bond or bond rider, with original signatures, showing new address.