Dealer License Resources

Insights, Sample Content, and Downloads

Offering insights into the policies and practices you need to run your dealership successfully.

A comprehensive guide giving you everything you need to know about being a Texas dealer.

A compilation of answers to the burning questions many prospective dealers ask.

Sample videos from the pre-licensing course to help get you prepared for owning a dealership.

A collection of sample forms you will need to keep your dealership successful. 

Criminal History Offense and Action on License Notice

If you have a criminal history and are concerned about your eligibility for a license, you MAY request a criminal history evaluation before applying for a new dealer’s license. This can be done by setting up a user account through the TxDMV website and requesting a criminal history evaluation in the eLICENSING portal. (Note: This step is NOT a requirement but it might be helpful IF you have a criminal history).

By entering this site, you verify you’ve been notified of your rights outlined in the Texas Occupations Code Chapter 53, Subchapter D, as well as the current criminal history guidelines found in the Texas Administrative Code §211.3.