Motor and Other Vehicles

Dealers', Manufacturers', and Rental Licenses

SECTION 31-5-5

§ 31-5-5. Dealers' license required – "Dealer" defined.

No motor vehicle dealer shall engage in business as a dealer in this state without a license for it as provided in §§ 31-5-6 – 31-5-10. Any person, firm, or corporation who sells or acts as a broker with respect to the sale of more than four (4) vehicles in any one calendar year shall be considered a motor vehicle dealer. Any person, firm or corporation who, prior to the retail sale of a motor vehicle, converts, or otherwise assembles, installs, or affixes a body, cab or special equipment to a chassis or who adds to, subtracts from, or modifies a previously assembled or manufactured motor vehicle, shall be considered a motor vehicle dealer.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 7, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 31-5-5; P.L. 1975, ch. 292, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 219, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 177, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 50, § 1.)