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Car Dealer License
- November 28 – Please return application materials to the Board of Selectmen by this date, so that the Board can act at its first meeting in December. (Date may vary a little from year to year.)
- December 31 – Approved license must be paid for and in your hands by this date.
Things to include:
Instructions for Application:
- Name – Please list your name the way it is listed on your license.
- Signature – Sign the application twice, once as applicant and once to certify that taxes have been paid.
Instructions for Workers’ Compensation
- Policy – Use the policy currently in effect; policies renew at various times during the year.
- Policy – An acceptable alternative to the policy is a copy of Notice to Employees from Department of Industrial Accidents showing name of insurance company and effective dates
- If the business owner is a sole proprietor, or legal partnership, with no employees, the policy is not required, but do check the appropriate box and complete the Affidavit.
Instructions for Bond:
- For license renewal, either a new bond or a continuation certificate showing that the existing bond is valid through the end of the next license period. The bond should identify the parties and the purpose of the bond.
- Certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit, as alternative to bond – May be deposited with any authorized state depository. It is recommended that it be titled “Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Town of Williamsburg, In Trust for (name of dealer) under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 140, section 58.”
- Please make payable to Town of Williamsburg.
- It is recommended that payment be included with the renewal application. License will be mailed upon approval by the Board of Selectmen.
- Alternatively, you may bring in payment and pick up your license after approval. It is strongly recommended that this be completed by December 22.
- Telephone is 413-268-8400.
- Email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Please call or email with any questions.
- If you do email, send an email message so we will have your correct address.
- The Selectmen’s office is normally open Monday and Thursday morning 10 to 12 and Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 2.
- Winter weather, holidays, vacation days and illness are likely to reduce availability.
- Bond – Massachusetts law requires Class II licensees to maintain a surety bond for the benefit and protection of the licensee’s customers – a valid surety bond in the amount of $25,000, or alternative collateral in the form of a certificate of deposit or irrevocable letter of credit in lieu of the surety bond. The bond must be in place before the Town can issue a license. (Mass. Gen. Laws, c. 140, sec. 58.)
- Tax certification – Massachusetts law provides that an applicant must certify that all taxes have been paid as required. The tax identification number will be furnished to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and a license will not be renewed if the applicant is not in good standing with respect to taxes. (Mass. Gen. Laws, c. 62C, sec. 49A.)
- Workers’ compensation – Massachusetts law requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. A license cannot be renewed if the applicant has not produced evidence of compliance with insurance requirements. (Mass. Gen. Laws c. 152, sec. 25C.)
Other relevant laws:
- Sale of second-hand motor vehicles (Mass. Gen. Laws chapter 140, sections 57, 58, 59, 59a)
- Express warranty by dealer of used motor vehicle, etc. (Mass. Gen. Laws chapter 90, section 7N¼)
- Voiding contracts of sale (Mass. Gen. Laws chapter 90, section 7N)
- Sales requirements, etc. (Code of Massachusetts Regulations, 940 CMR sections 5.04 and 5.05)
- Used vehicle dealer warranty, etc. (Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations, 201 CMR sections 11.15 and following)