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Auto Body Bulletin 2021-1 — Consumers and Salvaged Vehicles

This Bulletin is applicable to all Auto Body and Salvage Rebuilder licensees licensed by the Department of Business Regulation pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-38-1 et seq. and 230-RICR-30-05-02, the Motor Vehicle Body and Salvage Vehicle Repair regulation, and their consumers.

How-To Guide on finding currently licensed Auto Salvage Rebuilder Shops can be found here.

Commercial Licensing and Regulation is responsible for the licensing and regulation of real estate agents, brokers and appraisers, auto body & salvage rebuilder shops, auto wrecking and salvage yards, upholsterers, liquor wholesalers, breweries, wineries, salespersons (representing wholesalers) and agents (representing manufacturers and distillers), Class G (boat/airline/railroads) license holders, and mobile and manufactured homes and parks. The enforcement of unit pricing, and health club pre-opening laws are also activities of this program. Administrative hearings are held to consider revocations and suspensions of licenses, including appeals from the decisions of local licensing boards that issue retail liquor licenses. The division provides administrative services for various boards and commissions involving licensing programs. These include the Real Estate Commission, and the Real Estate Appraisers Board.

The division is responsible for the regulation of licenses to insure compliance with statutory provisions of law and to promote the continued welfare of the general public. This includes recommending approval, denial, suspension or revocation of licenses, or the imposition of sanctions or penalties and conducting of related administrative hearings.

The program provides the general public with application and licensing information for various occupations, businesses and professions. It investigates complaints received from the general public in all areas of licensing. Hearings are also held when required in order to resolve complaints.

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