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Requirements to Apply for a Dealer License

  • An approved building facility physically separate from all other buildings, with office furniture and a working telephone (cell or mobile phone not acceptable as primary line).
  • A vehicle display area large enough to fit 15 vehicles.
  • To meet the sign requirements of a minimum letter height (per ordinance), permanently installed, and visible from the road.
  • dealerA garage facility or a service agreement with a nearby garage.
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance (minimum $60,000)
  • Business tax license
  • Sales tax identification number
  • Personal and/or financial check disclosure
  • Financial statement prepared by a CPA
  • Zoning compliance
  • Franchise agreement letter from the manufacturer
  • Two-year surety bond or letter of credit (original)

Also if applicable:

  • Stockholders update
  • City tax license
  • Corporate charter
  • Warranty rate form


New vehicle dealer: $200, per line make Used vehicle dealer: $200
New motorcycle dealer: $200, per line make Used motorcycle dealer: $200
Salesperson or change of employer endorsement: $35 Motor vehicle show permit: $100
RV dealer: $2 Manufacturer, distributor, factory branch, or distributor branch: $800
Factory distributor representative: $200 Auto dismantler and recycler: $200
Automobile auction: $400 All duplicate licenses: $25




Organ Donor Program

Tennessee Donor Services (TDS) is a nonprofit, independent organ and tissue donor network authorized by the federal government to serve 5.5 million people in 84 counties in Tennessee, 10 counties in Virginia, 3 counties in Georgia and 1 county in Kentucky.
TDS is dedicated to supporting families in our community who have lost loved ones by providing an opportunity to donate life through organ, tissue and eye donation.
We invite you to join us in our mission to save and improve lives by becoming a donor.  Together we can renew hope and transform lives.

McMinn Regional Humane Society

The McMinn Regional Humane Society (MRHS), in close cooperation with the City of Athens Animal Shelter, helps provide loving care for thousands of homeless animals every year from the city of Athens and McMinn County. This could not be possible without dedicated MRHS volunteers, wonderful support from the City of Athens Animal Shelter staff and people like you who help support our efforts. For more information about the MRHS, including contacts, hours, and location, and helping us, visit our About Us section.  Our Calendar of Events

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