Doc Fees in the Atlanta, McDonough, Griffin, Barnesville, and Stockbridge, Georgia area
What are Doc Fees?
Documentary Preparation Fees, otherwise known as Doc Fees are processing fees associated with automotive dealer's compliance with state and federal regulations. These strict laws are established by the federal and state government as well as the manufacturer's requirements for the franchisor.
Why a Doc Prep Fee?
The Documentary Preparation Fee, also known as the "doc prep fee" is allowed by Georgia law to be collected from vehicle purchasers by Georgia dealers. At Bellamy Strickland the fee is charged to offset the costs incurred by us in processing various paperwork associated with a sale or lease that are separate from those paid to acquire the vehicle.
The doc prep fee is designed to recognize some of the costs related to Bellamy Strickland's compliance with federal and state laws and regulations that provide for safety, consumer protection, anti-theft measures, vehicle history checks, notifications, certifications, and officials filings.
What are Bellamy Strickland's Responsibilities?
At Bellamy Strickland we take these regulations and our responsibilities seriously. Some of our responsibilities include:
Are Doc Fees legal?
- Check vehicle safety, history, and titles
- Provide full condition information on the window label
- Discover and disclose accurate vehicle mileage
- Check for recalls on used vehicles where required
- Complete required forms and contracts that protect your interests
- Comply with consumer paperwork laws
- File and clear liens
- Keep your information private and secure
- Fulfill vehicle emissions laws
- Pass along manufacturer information, including warranty policies
- Distribute state Lemon Law notices
- Process rebates on your purchase
- Keep you informed of your rights and obligations
- Keep important records of your purchases
- Purchase required forms and supplies
- Maintain appropriate technology to process your paperwork faster
- Train staff to carry out laws that protect you
- Maintain professional and statutory licenses, and complete necessary education and training sessions, that ensure quality service
Yes, they are essential and must be complete to keep the automotive dealer's compliant with the below divisions:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Reserve Board
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
U.S. Customs Service
U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Motor Carriers Administration
U.S. Research and Special Products Administration
Georgia Office of the Attorney General
Georgia Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Georgia Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works, including the Registry of Motor Vehicles
Georgia Department of Public Safety, including the State Police
Georgia Department of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Georgia Department of Revenue
Georgia Department of Labor
Georgia Division of Insurance
Georgia Division of Banks
Georgia Department of Environmental Protection, including the Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Because of our efficiency, Bellamy Strickland has some of the lowest Doc fees in Georgia. Compare our fees to any other franchise store and save.