The California DMV's Occupational Licensing is pretty clear on this one.
If you intend to sell even a single vehicle "with the intention to make a profit" you need a dealer license. A wholesale license allows you to sell to other dealers, a retail license allows you to sell to the public.
If the vehicles are titled in your name (and taxes paid), it's very unlikely you would ever be confronted by the DMV.
You'll show up somewhere / get caught when you're trying to re-sell a vehicle that is currently in someone else's name. This would require you to forge a new bill of sale for the next buyer.
You can only sell 3 cars per year before needing a dealers license.
You can sell 3 without needing a dealers license. If you sell that 4th car you re considered a dealer and need a license.
According to the omaha dmv, the answer is seven.
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Three or more Vehicles sold in a 12 month period requires a Dealers License. http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/dealer.html
Not sure about ND but it is 3 cars a year in some states.
Here is a link to how many by state:http://dmvanswers.com/questions/2529/How-many-vehicles-can-I-sell-a-year-before-I-have-to-get-an-auto-dealers-license
You don't have to get the license BEFORE you live in California. You do, however, have to get it fairly quickly afterward: you must get a California license within 10 days of becoming a California resident. Certain people are not considered "residents" and are exempt from this, such as military personnel who happen to be stationed in California.
No. You have to clear the suspension before any state will give you a drivers license.
You can own as many as you want. However you can sell 4 before you need a dealers license. Sell that 5th car and you need a license.