Off-site sales licensees may be issued to any current licensed Indiana dealer, manufacturer, automobile auctioneer or transfer dealer for the purpose of conducting a vehicle event at a location other than the applicants established place of business.
A dealer may not hold more than three (3) offsite sales may within twelve (12) calendar months (1 year ending with date of current offsite sale license application date).
Vehicle sales may not be conducted on Sunday pursuant to Indiana Code 24-4-6-1, unless the sale is a Special Sales Event.
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;
- 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.
Pursuant to IC 9-23-2-7(f), dealers applying for an offsite sales license are required to obtain authorization that the proposed offsite sale will be in compliance with local zoning ordinances and other local ordinances. Authorization under this subsection is generally obtained from the executive of the city, town, or local governmental unit where the off-site sale will be held and may come from any of the following persons:
(1) mayor of a city, including mayor of a consolidated city;
(2) county board of commissioners, for a location that does not have a
(3) president of the town council, for a town;
(4) trustee, for a township;
(5) superintendent, or chief executive officer, for a school corporation;
(6) chief executive officer, for any political subdivision, municipal corporation,
or special taxing district;
(7) chief executive officer, for a unit (“Unit” means county, municipality, or
(8) chief executive officer, for a library district;
(9) chief executive officer, for a local housing authority;
(10) chief executive officer, for a fire protection district;
(11) chief executive officer, for a public transportation corporation;
(12) chief executive officer, for a local building authority; (13) chief executive officer, for a local hospital authority or corporation; (14) chief executive officer, for a local airport authority;
(15) chief executive officer, for a special service district; or
(16) chief executive officer, for any local governmental entity that may sue and be sued.
The applications must:
- Be received at least ten (10) days prior to the sale event
- Contain the exact addresses of the proposed event location
- Include the applicants established place of business location
- Contain the applicants dealer license number
- Contain the applicants retail merchants number
- Include the owners name, address, and telephone number
- Contain the dates of the proposed event
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 form the off-site requirements. However the sponsor must notify the Commissioner in writing of the scheduled event, and its participants at lease thirty (30) days prior to a show.
Sunday Sales & Special Sales Event
A person licensed under this article shall be issued a special event permit from the bureau for a special event meeting the following conditions:
- A vehicle auction conducted by licensed auctioneers
- Vehicles are 15 years old or "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 2 per year
- Fee: $250
- Sunday “Blue Law” Exemption for special event.
Effective date: July 1, 2006