Prior to July 1, 2013:
MASTER DEALER DEMONSTRATION LICENSE
- This license is issued on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) to a licensed dealer for the purpose of demonstrating a new vehicle to a perspective buyer wi
thout benefit of a commercial license.
- A special Commercial Demonstration Trip Permit is self-issued before such trip is made.
- Fees for such license are $50 per year, or any part thereof; and application is made directly to the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Effective July 1, 2013:
- Dealer 88 Commercial License Plates may be used as follows:
- Any new or used vehicle owned by a licensed dealer and being used by the dealer to transport any inventory replacement vehicle may be operated on the streets and highways of this state as a motor carrier.
- Any prospective buyer may operate such vehicle as a motor carrier for demonstration purposes for a period of 3 days.
- The following conditions must be met:
- The motor vehicle shall comply with all provisions pertaining to overweight operation.
- The actual gross weight of the vehicle and load cannot exceed the licensed gross weight.
- The gross weight tonnage fee is paid under the commercial license fee schedule with the tonnage sticker affixed to the 88 plate prior to operation as a motor carrier.
- The dealer must comply with the requirements set out in federal guidelines pertaining to the filing and payment of the federal heavy vehicle use tax (HUVT) on any registration in excess of 27 tons. Before DMV will issue dealer 88 commercial license plates or renew the registration on a dealer 88 commercial plate, the dealer must provide the DMV with a copy of the HVUT Form 2290 stamped and verified by the IRS.
- HVUT Exemptions; Form 2290 Schedule still required to be filed.
- Pertaining to the transportation of inventory replacement vehicles, under the federal regulations, liability for the tax is suspended during a taxable period if the vehicle will be used for 5,000 or fewer miles during the taxable period. A Form 2290 must be filed during the taxable period to support the suspension of the tax.
- Pertaining to the transportation of new motor vehicles on a public highway, if such operation is merely for the purpose of transporting the vehicle from the point of manufacture or assembly to a consumer, whether direct or with intermediate deliveries to such points as are involved in the distribution process. A Form 2290 must be filed.
- Pertaining to the demonstration of a new or used vehicle, if the operation is exclusively for the purpose of demonstration of the vehicle by a dealer in, or distributor of, new or used vehicles. A Form 2290 must be filed.
- When the vehicle is being used by a prospective buyer for demonstration, the dealer must keep a log detailing the use.
- The log shall include the name and address of the prospective buyer, the dates of use, and the description of the vehicle including the vehicle identification number, make, and model.
- The log must be available for inspection during normal business hours by any law enforcement officer or dealer inspector.