Amendment of Rules Relating to Second-Hand Auto Dealers

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Download Copy of Adopted Rule (.pdf): 

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

Notice of Adoption

Notice of Adoption of new Rules to implement Local Laws 197 and 198 of 2017 regarding second-hand automobile dealers. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs by Section 2203(f) of the New York City Charter and Sections 20-104(e) and 20-275.1 of the New York City Administrative Code, and in accordance with the requirements of Section 1043 of the New York City Charter, that the Department promulgates and adopts Sections 2-106, 2-107, 2-108, and 2-109 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York.

This rule was proposed and published on January 29, 2018. The required public hearing was held on February 28, 2018. This rule was proposed and published again on April 6, 2018, and a second public hearing was held on May 7, 2018. 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The City Council enacted Local Laws197 and 198 for the Year 2017 relating to second-hand automobile dealers.  DCA is promulgating new rules to implement these laws.  Specifically, the new rules:

  • require dealers to provide financing disclosures to consumers;
  • clarify the automobile contract cancellation options that dealers offer to consumers;
  • create a consumer bill of rights that dealers must display; and
  • clarify requirements related to record-keeping by dealers.