Yes. All dealerships that do not have an approved exemption request must use VERIFI. The DMV Commissioner’s Rules and Regulations lay out the criteria DMV uses to determine whether an exemption request will be granted.
Registered dealers may request exemption from VERIFI pursuant to Part 78.9 of the Commissioner’s Rules and Regulations. To be eligible for exemption, the dealer must: (a) sell fewer than ten vehicles per year, and (b) have two or fewer dealer demonstration and/or transporter plates, and (c) not be enrolled in the Dealer Partnering Program or the Dealer Plate Issuance Program, and (d) have not had a dealer registration suspended or revoked since the effective date of the aforementioned rule. Your request will be denied if you do not meet all the requirements. However, dealers who are eligible for exemption from VERIFI may still choose to enroll in the program.