In This Together workbook - Assistance for motor vehicle dealers
If access to a motor vehicle dealer's lot will be severely
restricted during road construction, the dealer might want to
consider using an alternate site. WisDOT's Division of Motor
Vehicles stands ready to assist with the necessary paperwork.
Applications are expedited for alternate sites.
Dealers have several options if they are able to secure an
Offer off-premise sales. These are most useful for
short-duration construction projects or for the most
inconvenient portion of a larger project:
Up to six off-premise sales are allowed per calendar year, up
to 10 days duration per sale.
Requirements: provide written notice to the DMV Dealer
& Agent Section
10 days in advance and provide a notice of three-day right to
cancel to all purchasers. Written notice can be forwarded to the
Dealer & Agent Section at the address or fax number below.
Set up a temporary branch or sub lot. The dealer must:
operating in the main location. A branch is used for new or used
vehicle sales in the same municipality as the main location; a sub lot
is used for used vehicle sales only.
application with the DMV Dealer & Agent Section. Indoor display
requirement is waived for alternate sites. New vehicle sales
need a letter from the manufacturer approving the alternate
Relocate the dealership temporarily.
This applies if the
alternate site is in a different municipality than the main
No sales can be completed at the main location, but
service work is OK.
Dealers must file an application with the DMV
Dealer & Agent Section. Indoor display requirement is waived for alternate
sites. New vehicle sales need a letter from the manufacturer
approving the alternate location.