Applying for a new license

MADA is happy to help franchised new vehicle dealers with their State of Michigan licensing needs. Please review the following information then call our office at (800) 292-1923 for personal assistance with all your licensing requirements. Please allow 30-45 days for application review and processing.

Open a new dealership


Installment seller (finance) license

  • Regulated by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services
  • Submit an Installment Seller License Application, along with a sample of each Sales Finance Company contract(s) you will be using. (Note: before entering data, please open this link and save the file to your desktop.  Once saved, open the desktop version.  This should allow you to save the data typed into the form.)
  • Sample letter to the state:

Articles of Incorporation

When applying for a new business name, you must file the articles with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).  There will be a fee for this filing, made payable to the State of Michigan.


Supplemental location license