CA Veh Code Section 2541


The commissioner may deny a license if the applicant or any partner, officer, or director thereof:


Fails to meet the qualifications established by the department pursuant to this chapter for the issuance of the license applied for.


Was previously the holder of a license issued under this chapter which license has been revoked and never reissued or which license was suspended and the terms of the suspension have not been fulfilled.


Has committed any act which, if committed by any licensee, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of a license issued pursuant to this chapter.


Has committed any act involving dishonesty, fraud, or deceit whereby another is injured or whereby the applicant has benefited.


Has acted in the capacity of a licensed person or firm under this chapter without having a license therefor.


Has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of, or been convicted of, a felony, or a crime involving moral turpitude, and the time for appeal has elapsed or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal, irrespective of an order granting probation following such conviction, suspending the imposition of sentence, or of a subsequent order under the provisions of Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code allowing such person to withdraw his plea of guilty and to enter a plea of not guilty, or setting aside the plea or verdict of guilty, or dismissing the accusation or information.


The commissioner may also deny a license if a corporation is the applicant and the policy or activities of the corporation are or will be directed, controlled, or managed by individuals or shareholders who are ineligible for a license, and the licensing of that corporation would likely defeat the purpose of this section.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 2541’s source at ca​.gov