Temporary Branch Locations
Temporary Branch Locations are locations, other
than the dealer's licensed dealership location, where vehicles are sold.
The most common form of these sales are "tent sales" held in large parking
lots. To have one of these sales, a dealer must obtain a Temporary Branch
Location Permit. The rules for these sales are set forth below.
- Temporary Branch Locations are for selling vehicles at an off-site location,
not just displaying them.
- At a Temporary Branch Location, vehicles may be displayed, sales solicited
and sales transactions concluded.
- A Temporary Branch Location may be operated for a time period not to exceed
- Fees: $70.00.
- Application forms, entitled “Application for Temporary Branch Location,
” OL 73, can be downloaded at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/ol/ol73.htm,
or can be obtained through your local DMV Inspector.
Make sure to get the OL-73D, June, 2006, version of the form. The
old versions will not be accepted
- A copy of the lease/rental agreement or a copy of the event promoter’s
contract must be submitted with the application. Also, a Property Use Verification
for Vehicle Dealer License, OL 902, may also be required. That can be downloaded
- The dealer must display a sign with the name and address of the dealership
at the temporary location, and include the dealer's name and address on
the Contract Cancellation Agreement.
- The dealer must display the complete 8 X 10 inch Car Buyer's Bill of
Rights "THERE IS NO COOLING-OFF PERIOD UNLESS YOU OBTAIN A CONTRACT CANCELLATION
OPTION" notice: at the location.
- The dealer must also offer the minimum requirements set forth in the
Car Buyer's Bill of Rights.
- The dealer must maintain the sales location until the latest possible
date and time a buyer may return a vehicle if they purchased a two day Cancellation
Agreement. The dealer must continue to display signs and have staff available
during that time to receive a vehicle if it is returned.