Sole Proprietor Requirements

A Sole Proprietor is an individual who owns an unincorporated business. A sole proprietor may or may not have a Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN). If a sole proprietor has at least one employee, in addition to the owner, he/she must have a Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN). The unincorporated business name used by a sole proprietor is referred to as a DBA (Doing Business As) or trade name.

 

*Note: Since a DBA is not an incorporated business entity, vehicles cannot be registered and/or titled under the business name. Instead, vehicles must be registered and/or titled under the sole proprietor’s (i.e. the individual’s) name, which is considered the legal entity name.

 

The following required documentation must be presented at an RMV Service Center when registering and/or titling a vehicle in the name of a Sole Proprietor:

      If the sole proprietor does not have a Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN):

A Title or Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin and any other documents, if required, assigned to the individual

An RMV-1 Form listing the individual owner’s name and the license number

      If the sole proprietor does have a Tax Identification Number (TIN):

A Title or Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, and any other documents, if required, assigned to the individual

An RMV-1 Form listing the individual owner’s name in the Corp/Co/Organization Name section and his/her Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)