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ecretary of State

Auto Dealer Services Division

Auto Dealer Services Division > Documentation Changes > Change of Ownership  > Going Out of Business Going Out of Business

A dealer who ceases business activity for which their license was issued must notify the Auto Dealer Services Division of the date the business activity will cease.  The dealer must also return all dealer license plates and interim plates within ten (10) days of the date the business activity will cease.

If your dealership is going out of business, you must complete the following steps:

1. Complete the Ceasing Business Affidavit (State Form 55905) that states that the dealership will be out-of-business with the effective date. All owners must sign the affidavit.

2. Remove registration from back of plates.

3. Send affidavit, license plates and registrations to:

Office of the Indiana Secretary of State
Auto Dealer Services Division
302 W. Washington St.
Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204