Maine Revised Statutes

§952. Requirements

1. Facilities.  To qualify for a dealer license, an applicant must maintain the following facilities and personnel:
A. Facilities for the display of vehicles being handled; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. A repair department for repair of vehicles; [2011, c. 556, §7 (AMD).]
C. Sufficient tools and equipment for servicing of the vehicles handled; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
D. A suitable office in which business is conducted and records of the business are kept; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
E. At least one mechanic, who may be the owner, who has a thorough knowledge of the vehicles being handled; and [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
F. On all used motor vehicles offered for sale, the written vehicle history statement required to be conspicuously affixed to the vehicle pursuant to Title 10, section 1475. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 2011, c. 556, §7 (AMD) .]
2. Exemptions.  A person who held used car registration plates on January 1, 1964 is exempt from subsection 1, paragraphs B and E. This exemption expires if that person sells or discontinues that business and subsequently becomes licensed again on or after January 1, 1985.
A vehicle manufacturer who does not retail vehicles directly to the public is exempt from the requirements under subsection 1, except the requirement under paragraph D.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Penalty.  A person who fails to comply with subsection 1, paragraphs A to F or subsection 4 commits a traffic infraction.
[ 2001, c. 671, §18 (AMD) .]
4. Display.  The dealer must display the license at the dealer's place of business.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1999, c. 771, §C3 (AMD). 1999, c. 771, §§D1,2 (AFF). 2001, c. 671, §18 (AMD). 2011, c. 556, §7 (AMD).