7400.4300 Normal Business Hours


Published: 2015

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7400.4300 NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.


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Subpart 1.

Absence during normal business hours.

If a new motor vehicle dealer will not have personnel available during normal business hours or if any other dealer will not have personnel available or an automatic telephone answering service during normal business hours, the dealer shall notify the registrar. The dealer shall give notice so that it is received by the registrar at least seven days before the absence will occur, unless the reason for the absence is not known at that time, in which case, the dealer shall give notice as soon as reasonable. The dealer may notify the registrar in writing or by telephone. If the dealer notifies the registrar by telephone, the registrar shall give the dealer a verification number.


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Subp. 2.

Records and location availability.

The limitations of this subpart apply only to routine dealer inspections conducted by dealer examiners of the Driver and Vehicle Services Division of the Department of Public Safety. A dealer shall make its records and location available to the registrar for inspection, upon the request of the registrar. If the request is made when personnel responsible for maintaining the records and location are available to assist the registrar at a dealer's established place of business during business hours, the dealer shall make the records and location available for inspection at that time. If the request is made when personnel responsible for maintaining the records and location are not available to assist the registrar, the dealer shall inform the registrar and shall make arrangements to make the records and location available to the registrar within 30 days of the request. If the request is made by a written notice or by leaving a message with the automatic telephone answering service of the dealer, the dealer shall respond by contacting the registrar within 14 days of the request and shall make the records and location available for inspection by the registrar within 30 days of the request.
For nonroutine dealer inspections, a dealer shall make its records and location available for inspection upon request as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 168A.11, subdivision 3. Nonroutine inspections include inspections by:

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a peace officer;


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a dealer examiner conducted to follow up on findings of noncompliance from a previous inspection; and


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a dealer examiner conducted in conjunction with an inspection by a peace officer.