Oklahoma City, OK asked in Business Formation and Tax Law for Oklahoma

Q: In the state of Oklahoma, how many cars can I sell as a private seller before I need to have a business license?

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Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: This might help:

Oklahoma Statutes

Title 47. Motor Vehicles Chapter 62A - Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers

Section 581 - Definitions

19. a. "Used motor vehicle dealer" means any person who, for a commission or with intent to make a profit or gain of money or other thing of value, sells, brokers, exchanges, rents with option to purchase, or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in used motor vehicles, or who is engaged wholly or in part in the business of selling used motor vehicles, whether or not such motor vehicles are owned by the person.


There are some exclusions found in the statute. But this probably fits into the category "if you asked you probably are".


Section 583 - License Required - Application - Fees - Specifications and Display - Bond - Liability

A. 1. It shall be unlawful and constitute a misdemeanor for any person to engage in business as, or serve in the capacity of, or act as a used motor vehicle dealer, used motor vehicle salesperson, wholesale used motor vehicle dealer, manufactured home dealer, restricted manufactured home park dealer, manufactured home salesperson, manufactured home installer, or manufactured home manufacturer selling directly to a licensed manufactured home dealer in this state without first obtaining a license or following other requirements therefor as provided in this section.


This does not specify a certain quanity.

You might look to the regulations http://www.oar.state.ok.us/oar/codedoc02.nsf/frmMain?OpenFrameSet&Frame=Main&Src=_75tnm2shfcdnm8pb4dthj0chedppmcbq8dtmmak31ctijujrgcln50ob7ckj42tbkdt374obdcli00_

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