DMV/VERIFI Tip of the Week, #83
Wholesale Dealer Automotive Sales - COVID-19 Guidance Issued by Empire State Development Corporation
A recent addition to the COVID-19 guidance issued by the Empire State Development Corporation provides that essential services include “automotive sales conducted remotely or electronically, with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment only.”
Automotive sales conducted remotely or electronically by licensed Wholesales Dealers are an essential service.
During the period of the ordered work reduction for COVID-19 safety, Wholesale Dealers must continue to comply with the relevant guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health, and every business is strongly urged to maintain social distance to the extent possible.
Wholesale Dealers must obtain buyer signatures on MV-50s, invoices or titles in a manner that complies with DOH guidance and directives.
VERIFI is operational and available for processing transfers. Wholesale Dealers should continue to issue eMV-50s where required and not rely on secure paper MV-50s beyond what’s allowed under current regulations.