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State laws on dealerships are vast and complex, and there are a variety of different laws that apply (salespersons, dealership licensing, autoshop licensing, etc...) The state of Virginia puts out a manual for Dealer Services that can be accessed here: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/commercial/dealer/pdf/dealer_manual.pdf
It talks all about how to obtain your dealer certificates, how to transact business with the DMV, etc...
I suggest that you peruse that document, as well as http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/commercial/dealer/index.asp
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