DMV Allows Online Sales & Delivery; Provides Guidance.


DMV confirms online sales & delivery are allowed. DealerXT Tablet covers DMV disclosures & compliance requirements.

The Official DMV Newsletter is attached for your review. We have also provided the key points for you below:

This memorandum clarifies the requirements for online vehicle sales and off-site delivery of a vehicle to a purchaser during this outbreak period.

Online Sales Transactions and Off-Site Vehicle Delivery Compliance Requirements

•  All products must be contracted for sale prior to the delivery of the vehicle.
•  All terms of the transaction must be agreed upon prior to the delivery of the vehicle at an off-site location. Negotiations may not be conducted at the purchaser’s delivery location.
•  All contracts must be signed by the dealership before delivery of the vehicle at the off-site location. The purchaser may sign the contract at the time of delivery.
•  Any person engaged in the negotiation and sale of the vehicle must be a licensed salesperson.
•  A copy of all notices to the consumer required by the Vehicle Code and the Civil Code must be provided to the purchaser before the purchaser executes all sales-related documents, such as the notice of the right to inspection, etc.
•  The purchaser must be given an opportunity to review before the purchaser executed sales-related documents.
•  All state and local social distancing requirements must be adhered to at the time the vehicle is delivered.
•  Adherence to social distancing requirements and sanitization of the vehicle is required if a test drive of the vehicle occurs.

Consult your legal counsel if you have questions regarding the requirements of the VC and other applicable statutes and regulations.”

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