Investigation of dealers.
The department may investigate any dealer licensed under
this chapter for the purpose of ascertaining any violation of this chapter or chapter 32-20A and
chapters 32-3 to 32-5, inclusive. The investigation shall include an inspection of the principal place
of business, supplemental lots, and any books, records, or files required by the department. An
examination of titles and vehicles owned or offered for sale by the dealer shall also be conducted.