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Dealers may participate in up to six off-premise sales per year. Off-premise sales are sales held away from the dealerships licensed location. The following rules apply to off-premise sales:
- You must notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Dealer & Agent Section in writing at least 10 days before the start of the sale.
- A sale may not be longer than 10 days or it counts as more than one sale. (For example, if you want to have a sale that is 15 days long, you would use up two of your six allowed sales for the year.)
- You must give purchasers written notice of their three-day right to cancel a purchase or lease. (s. 423.203 Wis. Stats.) For a copy of the required notice, see Federal Notice (external link) on the WI Department of Financial Institutions website.
- You may not hold an off-premise sale on a Sunday. You may only display vehicles on Sunday. In order for the event to be considered a display not a sale, no salespeople may be present. Greeters, security people, and the owner may be present at the display.
To notify WisDOT of an upcoming off-premise sale, send a letter, fax or email at least 10 days before the sale to this address:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Dealer & Agent Section
4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 201
P.O. Box 7909
Madison, WI 53707-7909
If you have questions:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: (608) 266-1425
- FAX: (608) 267-0323
- Write to the address above
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Last modified: October 11, 2005
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