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Auto Dealer Services Division

Auto Dealer Services Division > Requirements > Off-Site Sales Requirements Off-Site Sales Requirements

A dealer may not sell or offer to sell a vehicle at a location away from their established place of business without an off-site sales permit.  Off-site sales permits may be issued to an Indiana dealer, manufacturer, automobile auctioneer or transfer dealer for the purpose of conducting a vehicle event at a location other than the dealer's established place of business, if certain requirements are met. (Indiana Code 9-32-11-11 and 75 IAC 6-2-3)

A dealer may not hold more than three (3) off-site sales within twelve (12) calendar months. 

The temporary location must:

  • Be a well-defined location such as a building, tent, or open parking area which is separate and distinct from other business locations;
  • Be set up to include an appropriate area for the closing of a sale, if a sale is closed at the off-site location; and
  • Meet all local ordinances and zoning requirements.

The application must:

  • Be received at least ten (10) days prior to the sale event;
  • Contain the exact address of the proposed event location along with a brief description of the location;
  • Include the applicant's established place of business location;
  • Contain the applicant's dealer license number;
  • Include the name, address, and telephone number of all owners, partners, or officers; and 
  • Contain the dates of the proposed event, no to exceed ten (10) calendar days.

Download the application here:

Motor Vehicle Business Offsite License Application - State Form 43595

Motor Vehicle Industry Trade Show

Motor vehicle industry sponsored trade shows are exempt from the off-site permit. However, the sponsor must notify the Auto Dealer Services Division in writing of the scheduled event and its participants at least thirty (30) days prior to a show.

Sunday Sales & Special Sales Event

Vehicle sales may not be conducted on Sunday, unless the person holds a special event permit issued under Indiana Code 9-32-11-18 or the person is engaged in the business of buying, selling, or trading a motorcycle.

A person licensed under Indiana Code 9-32-11-18 shall be issued a special event permit from the Secretary of State for a special event meeting the following conditions:

  • A vehicle auction conducted by licensed auctioneers.
  • Vehicles to be auctioned are at least 15 years old or are classified as "classic, collector, or antique vehicles."
  • Must auction at least 100 vehicles.
  • Submit application to Secretary of State no later than 30 days before the event.
  • No more than two (2) special event permits may be issued per year.
  • Submits the application fee of $250.