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An autobroker’s endorsement requires payment of fees as required by subdivision (d) of Section 9262 of the California Vehicle Code.

A dealer may not engage in brokering a retail sales transaction without having an autobroker’s endorsement to their dealer’s license.

Upon issuance of an autobroker’s endorsement to a dealer’s license, the department shall furnish the dealer with an autobroker’s log.  The autobroker’s log remains the property of the department and may be taken at any time for inspection.

The autobroker’s log must contain the following information with respect to each retail sale brokered by that dealer:

  • Vehicle identification number of brokered vehicle
  • Date of brokering agreement
  • Selling dealer’s name, address, and dealer number
  • Name of consumer
  • Brokering dealer’s name, address, and dealer number (CVC Section 11735)

A dealer who brokers a motor vehicle sale shall deposit directly into a trust account any purchase money, including purchase deposits, it receives from a consumer or a consumer’s lender.

  • All trust accounts required by CVC Section 11737 shall be maintained at a branch of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the state or the government of the United States.

dmv investigators take down an unlicensed fresno car dealer for odometer fraud

DMV Investigators Bust Unlicensed Car Dealer Ring


Over 200 Vehicles Were Sold With False Odometer Mileage

Fresno – Three men with the same last name are now staying under the same roof, the Fresno County jail, after allegedly operating an unlicensed car dealer ring.

On June 18, 2013, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) investigators, along with Fresno police, arrested Rami Alrawashdeh, 20, and Murad Alrawashdeh 24.  They later arrested Atef Alrawashdeh, 30.  All of the men face felony charges including grand theft, altering vehicle certificates of title, vehicle odometer tampering and acting as unlicensed car dealers.

“Some of these vehicles are traded in at dealerships and resold to the unsuspecting public,” said Kenny Ehrman, DMV investigator and president of the Association of Motor Vehicles Investigators of California (AMVIC).  “This crime of unlicensed dealers is a huge problem in California and DMV Investigations is the only law enforcement agency that has the expertise and training to combat this crime.”

The arrests are the result of a 10-month investigation that began when a victim/car buyer attempted to register a vehicle that had considerably less mileage than what was on file at the DMV.  The vehicle was originally advertised on Craigslist and DMV investigators soon discovered the seller(s) had posted more than 180 vehicles for sale in a 15-month period. The cars for sale were 2003-2007 Toyota Corollas and Honda Civics.

“DMV investigators are champions at protecting consumers, often struggling families, who save hard-earned money for a vehicle,” said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA).  CSLEA represents DMV investigators along with 7000 other law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the state of California.  “These investigators work daily to protect consumers from fraudulent dealers and transactions.”

A search warrant was served in Fresno on June 13, 2013, which resulted in the seizure of odometer clusters, cash, computers and ledgers that detailed each vehicle sold. Based on the seized ledger information, it is estimated, the ring profited approximately $296,000 over a two-and-half year period with the sale of more than 212 vehicles with altered odometers.

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Chapter 1 — General Registration Information

Chapter 2 — General Information – Licensees

Chapter 3 — Collection and Payment of Fees and Penalties

Chapter 4 — Use Tax

Chapter 5 — Odometer Mileage Reporting

Chapter 6 — New Vehicles Sold by California Dealers

Chapter 7 — Miscellaneous Originals

Chapter 8 — Report of Sale – Used Vehicles

Chapter 9 — Wholesale Vehicle Transactions

Chapter 10 — Renewals

Chapter 11 — Transfers

Chapter 12 — Nonresident Vehicles

Chapter 13 — Commercial Vehicles

Chapter 14 — Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI)

Chapter 15 — Off-Highway Vehicles

Chapter 16 — Special Equipment

Chapter 17 — International Registration Plan (IRP)

Chapter 18 — Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles

Chapter 19 — Salvage – Nonrepairable – Junk Vehicles

Chapter 20 — Duplicates and Substitutes

Chapter 21 — Special Plates

Chapter 22 — Corrections and Adjustments

Chapter 23 — Bonds and Certifications

Chapter 24 — Vessels

Chapter 25 — Permits and Decals

Chapter 26 — Refunds

Chapter 27 — Information Requests

Chapter 28 — Bundle Listings

Chapter 29 — Form Specifications

Chapter 30 — Inquiries

Appendix 1A — County and City Fees

Appendix 1B — Air Quality Partial Counties (PDF)

Appendix 1C — Partial Biennial Smog Counties Zip Codes (PDF)

Appendix 1D — Tables of Penalty Dates (PDF)

Appendix 1E — California License Plate Data (1914-1972) (PDF)

Appendix 1F — Fees (PDF)


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Mail completed and signed order forms to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Occupational Licensing
MS – L224
P.O. Box 932342
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

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Other Miscellaneous Forms

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DMV Dealer Education Providers

Dealer education providers are listed by the type of class offered and area served. All classes are held in a classroom unless noted in the first column.

*Pre-licensing only
**Continuing Education only
DMV has not approved any “on-line” Pre-Licensing Programs

Area and
Type of Class Offered
Online/Home Study Continuing Education title  title Northern Area title Central Area title Southern Area title Provider






TriStar Motors, LLC
Phone: 1–800–901–5950
Internet: www.gotplates.com






24–7 Dealer Training Specialists
Phone: 1–951–833–8398
Internet: www.24–7dealerclass.com



California Auto Dealer Education
Phone: 1–661–871–3311
Internet: www.cadeclasses.com


Central Valley Dealers Licensing Renewal Service
Licensing Renewal Service
Phone: 1–209–333–0900
Email: chuckwentland@aol.com


Superior Vehicle Dealer Training Institute
Phone: 1–949–305–8402
Internet: www.superiorbonds.com



Inland Empire/Orange County Dealer School
Phone: 1–909–648–0446
Internet: www.bigcardealer.com




Dealer Training Experts of Northern California
Phone: 1–408–910–3876
Internet: www.dealersclass.com






Dealer Intel
Phone: 1-415-613-4754
Internet: www.dealerintel.com






$85 Dealer Education
Phone: 1-951-541-8390
Internet: www.waynesinsurance.com




Los Angeles Dealer School
Phone: 1-310-227-6920
Internet: www.dealerclass.com


Dealer License Seminars of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-665-6440
Internet: www.dealerseminars.com




Golden State Educational Services
Phone: 1-916-470-4384
Internet: www.goldenstateeducation.com






Dealer Education Services
Phone: 1-888-323-0031
Internet: www.dealereducation.com



Coffer Dealer Education
Phone: 1-888-694-1444
Internet: www.cofferdealereducation.com


Cesar Carrascos Dealer Licensing Seminars
Phone: 1-619-474-0477
Internet: www.carrascogroup.com



Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1-818-758-9951
Internet: www.dealerssupport.com
X X California Accredited Dealer Education
Phone: (714) 300-4148
Email:: cadeclass@aol.com
X X X X X ATG Dealer School
Phone: 1-818-909-7912
Internet: www.atgdealerschool.com
*X Bell’s Automotive Dealer
Phone: 1-909-202-9204
Email: bell2automotive@yahoo.com


Auto Support Group
Phone: 1-714-588-1511
Email: E2000perez@yahoo.com
X X Dealer Lessons
Phone: 1-877-772-3332
Internet: www.dealerlessons.com
X Online Auto Dealer Ed
Phone: 1-877-724-6150
Internet: www.onlineautodealered.com
X Colby Learning Center of San Diego
Phone: 1-619-559-5748
Email: colbylearning@aol.com
X X Modesto/Central Valley Dealer Education
Phone: 1-209-535-8910


Best Solutions
Phone: 1-619-546-4064






Motorsports Market On-Line Courses, Live Classes and Home Study
Phone: 1-800-980-1967
Internet: www.motorsportsmarket.com


A-1 Dealers Support Group
Phone: 1–323–781–7130
Internet: www.a1autodealerssg.com






Automotive Systems Analysis
Phone: 1–800–564–0984
Internet: www.autosystemsanalysis.com






FFW Auto Group
Phone: 1–415–644–8052
Internet: www.ffwautogroup.com

Last updated: 07/08/2014

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tesla seeking to break new ground for car sales nationwide

Automaker Tesla looks to bypass car dealers

The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.


The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

Across from the Victoria’s Secret at the upscale Natick Mall is the kind of stylish storefront where you would expect to buy designer jeans, boutique jewelry, and chic accessories.

But the expensive bauble on sale in this storefront is a car — the super-sleek, super-fast Tesla electric vehicle. And the Natick outpost may just be the car showroom of the future, as Tesla plans to soon introduce a midpriced model intended to broaden its appeal among car buyers.

That is, if Tesla wins its pitched battle with Massachusetts auto dealers over the right to sell its vehicles directly to the public from a comfy store, or over the Internet, rather than through a traditional car dealership, as usually required.

On Tuesday, the fight landed the two sides before the state Legislature, where Tesla and local auto dealers, through their state association, asked lawmakers to legislate the terms of car buying in Massachusetts in their respective favors.

The hearing Tuesday on Beacon Hill featured polar policies: one bill that would expressly outlaw Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model, and another that would legalize it.

“It really comes down to consumer choice,” said Natick state Representative David Linsky, who is sponsoring the pro-Tesla bill. “What delivers the best deal, the best service for the consumer? Let’s let the market determine it.”

Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.


Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

The outcome of the case could help shape how consumers go about buying cars, holding out the prospect that it someday may be as easy as, say, going to the Apple store to order a new laptop.

The dealer franchise law was adopted to protect local car sellers from undue pressure from the major automakers by, for example, preventing manufacturers from opening their own nearby car lots and underselling their own dealers.

Robert F. O’Koniewski, executive vice president of the Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association, said the law protects consumers because it encourages car sellers to compete with each other; allowing a carmaker to act as its own dealer would eliminate the dynamic of competition within the brand.

And all Tesla has to do, O’Koniewski said, is join the crowd and sell its cars through the independent dealer system.

“This has nothing to do with trying to prevent them from doing business in the Commonwealth,” O’Koniewski said. “It has everything to do with following the law, like the other 412 dealers have to do and the other 25 manufacturers have to do.”

But Tesla counters that independently owned dealers are in effect exerting a monopoly on car sales in Massachusetts. James C. Chen, the company’s vice president of regulatory affairs, told lawmakers Tuesday that Tesla might shift to a franchised dealership model in the future, but for now the 10-year-old company only makes 21,000 cars per year — not nearly enough to support a network of dealerships selling Teslas exclusively.

That means a dealer would have to sell Teslas alongside gas-powered vehicles, which sets up a conflict of interest, Chen argued.

“There is a financial disincentive for them to sell electric vehicles, versus their internal combustion engine vehicles,” he said. “To tout the benefits of an electric car would naturally denigrate the incumbent technology.”

This is the second major debate in the past year in Massachusetts about competition in the auto industry. The “right to repair” battle pitted auto manufacturers against independent mechanics over access to diagnostic and repair information, which now must be made available through a universal system by 2018. Proponents argued it was unfair for carmakers to monopolize that information and force consumers to bring their vehicles to auto dealers, where manufacturers would receive a slice of the repair bill.

Tesla, meanwhile, is fighting similar battles in many other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts. The company is also dealing with a troublesome setback, as federal safety inspectors on Tuesday launched an investigation into whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery — igniting fires in two Model S cars recently.

The lower-powered Tesla begins at around $70,000 and can top $120,000 with a larger battery and the kind of luxury amenities found in cars made by Jaguar and BMW.

Despite its price tag, the Tesla Model S has wowed car aficionados and industry reviewers with its super-fast performance, super-sleek design, and high-tech interior. No less a gimlet eye than Consumer Reports earlier this year gave the Model S a near-perfect rating — 99 out of 100 — and described the car’s performance as “a silent yet potent surge of power that will make many sports cars weep with envy.”

The higher-powered version can travel about 265 miles on a single charge and recovers about 30 miles for every hour of charging with a traditional plug.

Supercharging stations, which Tesla is building at highway rest stops across the country — with two in Connecticut — can provide a simple repower in less than an hour.

The company plans within the next few years to unveil a more affordable car that it expects will start at about $35,000, though a firm release date has not been set. More immediately, Tesla will again try to push the futuristic envelope with its Model X SUV, scheduled for next year at a similar price as the Model S. The Model X will feature “falcon wing” doors that open vertically.

The Tesla’s performance is one of the reasons Hingham resident Laura Burns bought the Model S. But she said the best part was the direct-buying experience.

“There may be people who like to haggle with dealers, but I don’t know any,” she said. “Most people hate it. The experience was night and day.”

Callum Borchers can be reached at callum.borchers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.

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CSLEA…..working behind the scenes

CSLEA Board & Officers

Alan Barcelona
CSLEA President
[Special Agent DOJ]
Tina Brazil Kenneth Ehrman – AMVIC Francine Toth Ricardo Sanchez
Senior Vice President
Unit C Vice President
CHP-PSDA President
[Dispatcher CHP]
Unit A Vice President
AMVIC President
[Investigator DMV]
Unit B Vice President
COLRE President
CSLEA Chief Financial Officer
CALEE President
[Investigator DMV]
Bernadette Gonzalez Steve Bradley John Miller – AC-DOJ Jim Kastner – ACE
CSLEA Secretary
SEFFA President
[Firefighter/Security Officer –
State Military Dept
 Board Member
[Senior Criminalist]
Board Member
[Conservationist II]
Marcus Nenn – ADC Terry Beatty – AMCOS Kevin Highbaugh OPEN – ASA-DOJ
Board Member
 Board Member
[Motor Carrier Specialist CHP] 
Board Member
CASI President
[Agent ABC]
 Board Member
Frank Capetillo – CACI George Tiongson – CAFDI Paul San Gregorio – CAFI Tom Ineichen – CARII
 Board Member
 Board Member
Board Member
[Special Investigator]
 Board Member
Bill Bondshu – FMESA Luis Jimenez – HPAC OPEN – RPPOA
 Board Member
 Board Member
[Hospital Police Officer]
  Board Member

curbstoners often sell dangerous cars

Financial Cost:
Curbstoners Put Dangerous Cars On Your Roads
As this case shows, many of the cars sold by curbstoners are vehicles
that have been written off by insurance companies and sold for parts.
Curbstoners sometimes weld together pieces from several separate
wrecks to create one running vehicle. To hide the fact that a car was
salvaged, curbstoners engage in “title washing:” registering the car in
various states until the “salvage” notation on its title vanishes.
Alternately, a curbstoner may simply register the car out-of-state
and then quickly sell the car before the paperwork catches up.
Whether the vehicle is salvaged or was simply rejected by legitimate
dealers due to problems,
the bottom line is these
homemade vehicles are
unpredictable and dangerous.
Faulty braking, steering, and
computer systems can cause
horric collisions. Fundamental
passenger protection
equipment, such as seat belt pre-tensioners or airbags, may
be damaged, improperly installed, or missing altogether. Airbag
modules, in particular, have been known to be stuffed with old
newspapers or bedsheets before being re-sealed and installed.
Vehicles sold by curbstoners are, all too often, accidents waiting
to happen – on your streets, requiring the deployment of your
emergency response resources.

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ITPP = identity theft protection program

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SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the Department of Justice which will focus on protecting consumer and individual privacy through civil prosecution of state and federal privacy laws.

“In the 21st Century, we share and store our most sensitive personal information on phones, computers and even the cloud. It is imperative that consumers are empowered to understand how these innovations use personal information so that we can all make informed choices about what information we want to share,” said Attorney General Harris. “The Privacy Unit will police the privacy practices of individuals and organizations to hold accountable those who misuse technology to invade the privacy of others.”

The California Constitution guarantees all people the inalienable right to privacy. The Privacy Unit will protect this constitutionally-guaranteed right by prosecuting violations of California and federal privacy laws. The Privacy Unit centralizes existing Justice Department efforts to protect privacy, including enforcing privacy laws, educating consumers and forging partnerships with industry and innovators.

The Privacy Unit’s mission to enforce and protect privacy is broad. It will enforce laws regulating the collection, retention, disclosure, and destruction of private or sensitive information by individuals, organizations, and the government. This includes laws relating to cyber privacy, health privacy, financial privacy, identity theft, government records and data breaches. By combining the various privacy functions of the Department of Justice into a single enforcement and education unit with privacy expertise, California will be better equipped to enforce state privacy laws and protect citizens’ privacy rights.

The Privacy Unit will reside in the eCrime Unit and will be staffed by Department of Justice employees, including six prosecutors who will concentrate on privacy enforcement. Joanne McNabb, formerly of the California Office of Privacy Protection, will serve as the Director of Privacy Education and Policy, and will oversee the Privacy Unit’s education and outreach efforts.

Protecting the privacy of Californians is one of Attorney General Harris’s top priorities. The creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit follows the forging of an industry agreement among the nation’s leading mobile and social application platforms to improve privacy protections for consumers around the globe who use apps on their smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. The platform companies who signed on to that agreement — Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook, Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation and Research in Motion Limited — agreed to privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with California law requiring apps that collect personal information to post a privacy policy and to promote transparency in the privacy practices of apps.

Attorney General Harris established the eCrime Unit in 2011 to prosecute identity theft, data intrusions, and crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime Unit provides investigative and prosecutorial support to the five California regional high-tech task forces funded through the High Technology Theft Apprehension and Prosecution Trust Fund Program and provides coordination for out-of-state technology-crime investigation requests. The eCrime Unit also develops and provides training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, the judiciary and the public on cyber safety and the importance of strong information-security practices.

The February 2012 press release announcing the apps agreement can be found here:http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-secures-global-agreement-strengthen-privacy

The June 2012 press release announcing that Facebook joined the apps agreement can be found here: http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-announces-expansion-california%E2%80%99s-consumer

The December 2011 press release announcing the creation of the eCrime Unit can be found here: http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-announces-creation-ecrime-unit-targeting

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