Update a Business License

Change of Business Name, Address, or Corporate Officers or Directors

Licensees must notify BAR within 14 days of a change of business name, address, or corporate officers.

To report a change, complete a Change of Name/Address/Corporate Officers or Directors form.

  • When submitting your completed form, be sure to attach the original registration and all associated licenses. Post photocopies of the original registration/license(s) in the shop until the new registration/license(s) are received.
  • An onsite inspection by BAR of any new location is required before a station may perform any inspections.

Attention mobile businesses: The motor vehicle license plate number is included as part of a mobile automotive repair dealer’s business name and must be shown on all invoices and advertisements. Mobile automotive repair dealers should use the Change of Name/Address/Corporate Officers or Directors form to report a change of motor vehicle license plate number.

Change of Business Type

Primary and secondary business type information (e.g., general repair, auto body, air conditioning, transmission repair, etc.) are provided by automotive repair dealers upon licensure or renewal. This information is also tied to the service category options displayed on BAR’s Auto Shop Locator. Licensees seeking to update their business type information are encouraged to complete a Change of Name/Address/Corporate Officers or Directors form.

Change of Ownership

An ownership change consists of any change in legal ownership of a business, including the purchase of an existing business, addition or deletion of a partner, the transfer of any ownership interest between members of family, change of the business entity by incorporation of the business, or any other change in the corporate status that requires a new corporate number as issued by the Secretary of State.

Registrations/licenses are not transferable to new owners. When a change of ownership takes place, the new owner must submit a new automotive repair dealer application and station application(s), if applicable, with the applicable fee(s). The business must cease operating until a new registration/license(s) is issued. BAR’s Licensing Program will work with the new ownership to ensure a timely license/registration transition. Start a new application >

Request a Replacement License

To request a replacement license, complete a Declaration and Request for Replacement License form.

Cancel a License

To cancel a license, complete a Cancellation Request Form.