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Auto Dealer Bond

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  • Also known as Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond, DMV Bond, MVD Bond or Auto Dealer Surety Bond
  • Required by each state to obtain your dealer license
  • Guarantees your compliance with state regulations
  • Bond form and amount vary by states
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What Is an Auto Dealer Bond?

An auto dealer surety bond is an agreement between three parties: the obligee (the state requiring the bond), the principal (the auto dealer) and the surety (the provider of the bond).

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The motor vehicle dealer bond guarantees that your dealership will operate in compliance with state regulations. That’s why it’s usually required in the process of obtaining your dealer license: it is a protection the state requires of you for your customers.

When a surety reviews your application for bonding, your dealership must undergo a pre-qualification process that assesses the strength of your business. The bond, in this sense, acts as a line of credit for your business that indicates you are operating a reliable auto dealership.

A claim can be made on the dealer bond, if your dealership doesn’t follow the applicable laws and regulations. If a legitimate claim is filed against your dealership, the surety will pay all relevant costs up to the amount of the surety bond it had underwritten for you. However, you will have to reimburse these costs later on, which means avoiding claims is the best course of action.

Find the Bond You Need

  • Alabama
    Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
    Dept. of Revenue
  • Alabama
    Used Motor Vehicle Dealer, Reconditioner, Rebuilde
    Alabama Dept of Revenue
  • Alabama
    Designated Agent Bond
    Alabama Department of Revenue
  • Alabama
    Bond of Automotive Dismantler and Parts Recycler
    Alabama Department of Revenue
  • Alabama
    AMHC License/Permit
    Manufactured Housing Commission
  • Alabama
    Designated Agent-Non Dealer Bond
    Alabama D.O.R. Motor Vehicle Division
  • Alaska
    Motor Vehicle Dealer's/Buyer's Agent
    Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Alaska
    Motor Vehicle Dealer's/Buyer's Agent
    Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Arizona
    Vehicle Dealer Bond
    Motor Vehicle Division
  • Arizona
    Vehicle Dealer Bond
    Motor Vehicle Division
  • Arizona
    License / Mobile Home Dealer Bond
    State of Arizona, Office of Administration
  • Arizona
    Electronic Records Access
    Motor Vehicle Division
  • Arkansas
    New Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Arkansas
    New Motorcycle, ATV, Scooter, Utility Vehicle or L
    Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Arkansas
    Used Motor Vehicle Dealer
    State Police - Special Services Section
  • California
    Retail Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licens
  • California
    Wholesale Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licens
  • California
    Financial Responsibility Bond
    CA DMV
  • California
    Retail Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Occupational Licens
  • California
    Business Partner Automation
    Registration Operations Division
  • California
    REGISTRATION SERVICE SURETY BOND
    California Registration Operations Division
  • California
    Vehicle Verifier
    State of California DMV
  • California
    Commercial Requester Account
    State of California DMV
  • California
    Yacht and Ship Broker Bond
    California Department of Boating and Waterways
  • California
    IRP Bonded Web User Bond
    Department Of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Div.
  • Colorado
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Revenue - Auto Industry Division
  • Colorado
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Revenue - Auto Industry Division
  • Colorado
    Motor Vehicle Buyer Agent
    Dept of Revenue - Auto Industry Division
  • Colorado
    Home Sale Down Payment Bond
    Div. of Housing - Manufactured Home Registration
  • Connecticut
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealers & Repairers
  • Connecticut
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealers & Repairers
  • Connecticut
    Registration Issuance
    DMV- Dealers and Repairers Division
  • Delaware
    Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
    Division of Revenue
  • Delaware
    Financing the Sale of Motor Vehice License
    State of Deleware
  • Delaware
    Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond
    Division of Revenue
  • District of Columbia
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
  • District of Columbia
    Repair Dealer
    Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
  • District of Columbia
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
  • District of Columbia
    Consumer Goods Repair Dealers Bond
    Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
  • District of Columbia
    Auto Repossessor Bond
    DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • District of Columbia
    Auto Repossessor Bond
    DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Florida
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles - Divisio
  • Florida
    Recreational Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles - Divisio
  • Florida
    Franchise Motor Vehicle Dealer
    State of Florida
  • Florida
    Mobile Home Installer Bond
    FL - Mobile Home Installer Bond
  • Florida
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles - Divisio
  • Florida
    Recreational Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles - Divisio
  • Florida
    Mobile Home Dealer
    Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
  • Florida
    Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer, etc.
    Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles - Divisio
  • Florida
    Yacht and Ship Broker's or Salesperson's
    State of Florida, Dept of Business and Professiona
  • Florida
    Private Rebuilt Vehicle Inspection Bond
    Department of Highway and Motor Vehicles - Divisio
  • Georgia
    Used Motor Vehicle & Parts Dealer
    State Board of Registration - Used Motor Vehicle
  • Georgia
    Used Parts Dealer
    State Board of Registration - Used Parts Division
  • Hawaii
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Industry Board - Department of Comme
  • Hawaii
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Industry Board - Department of Comme
  • Idaho
    Vehicle or Vessel Dealer
    Transportation Department
  • Idaho
    New and Used Manufactured/Mobile Home Dealer/Broke
    Idaho Division of Building Safety
  • Idaho
    Vehicle or Vessel Dealer
    Transportation Department
  • Illinois
    Designated Agent
    Secretary of State - Vehicle Services Department
  • Illinois
    Designated Agent
    Secretary of State - Vehicle Services Department
  • Illinois
    Remittance Agent's
    Illinois Secretary of State
  • Illinois
    Installment
    Vehicle Services Dept. Commercial & Farm Truck Div
  • Indiana
    Vehicle Merchandising Certificate Bond
    Indiana Secretary of State Dealer Division
  • Indiana
    Vehicle Merchandising Certificate Bond
    Indiana Secretary of State Dealer Division
  • Indiana
    Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bon
    State of Indiana Dealer Division
  • Iowa
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation
  • Iowa
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation
  • Kansas
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Revenue - Division of Vehicles - Dea
  • Kansas
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Revenue - Division of Vehicles - Dea
  • Kentucky
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Kentucky
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Kentucky
    Highway Use
    Dept. of Vehicle Regulation Div. of Motor Carriers
  • Local Government
    Second Hand Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
    City Of New Bedford
  • Local Government
    Massachusetts Used Car Dealer's
    City of Gardner
  • Local Government
    Second Hand Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
    Town of Uxbridge
  • Louisiana
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Recreational and Used Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Louisiana
    New Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
    Lousiana Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Louisiana
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Recreational and Used Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Louisiana
    Auto Title
    Department of Public Safety
  • Louisiana
    Department of Public Safety & Corrections Office o
    LA Dept of Public Safety and Corrections
  • Louisiana
    Offical Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Bond
    LA Dept of Public Safety and
  • Louisiana
    Recreational Products Dealer Bond
    Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Maine
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Bureau of Motor Vehicles - Dealer and Agent Servic
  • Maine
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Bureau of Motor Vehicles - Dealer and Agent Servic
  • Maryland
    Vehicle or Trailer Dealer Bond
    Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Maryland
    Boat Dealer
    Dept of Natural Resources, Licensing & Registratio
  • Maryland
    Vehicle or Trailer Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Maryland
    Title Service Agent
    Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Maryland
    Boat Dealer Bond
    Dept of Natural Resources Licensing & Registration
  • Maryland
    Motor Vehicle Manufacturer
    State of Maryland
  • Maryland
    Credit Hauling Bond
    State Highway Administration
  • Maryland
    Motor Vehicle Repair Facility License
    Prince George's County
  • Massachusetts
    MASSACHUSETTS USED CAR DEALER?S
    City of Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts
    Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Dighton
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Barnstable, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Barnstable Licensing Division
  • Massachusetts
    Abington, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Abington
  • Massachusetts
    Taunton, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Taunton
  • Massachusetts
    Fall River, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Fall River
  • Massachusetts
    Middleton, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Middleton
  • Massachusetts
    Medford, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Medford
  • Massachusetts
    Worcester, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Worcester
  • Massachusetts
    Lawrence, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Lawrence
  • Massachusetts
    Peabody, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Peabody
  • Massachusetts
    Hampden, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Hampden
  • Massachusetts
    North Andover, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of North Andover
  • Massachusetts
    Attleboro, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Attleboro
  • Massachusetts
    Natick, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Natick
  • Massachusetts
    Boston, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Boston
  • Massachusetts
    Milford, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Milford
  • Massachusetts
    Malden, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Malden
  • Massachusetts
    Salisbury, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Salisbury
  • Massachusetts
    Danvers, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Danvers
  • Massachusetts
    Westport, MA Used Car Dealer
    Town of Westport, MA
  • Massachusetts
    North Attleboro, MA Used Car Dealer
    Town of North Attleboro
  • Massachusetts
    Framingham, MA Used Car Dealer
    Town of Framingham
  • Massachusetts
    Marlborough, MA Used Car Dealer
    Department of Municipal Licensing
  • Massachusetts
    Groton, MA Used Car Dealer
    Town of Groton
  • Massachusetts
    Franklin, MA Used Car Dealer
    Town of Franklin
  • Massachusetts
    Carver, MA Used Car Dealer
    Town of Carver Licensing Authority
  • Massachusetts
    Lynn, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Lynn, City Clerks Officer
  • Massachusetts
    Somerset, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City Of Somerset
  • Massachusetts
    Auburn, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Auburn
  • Massachusetts
    Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bon
    City of Cambridge
  • Massachusetts
    Rockland, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Rockland
  • Massachusetts
    Mendon, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Mendon
  • Massachusetts
    Haverhill, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Haverhill
  • Massachusetts
    Dudley, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town Of Dudley, MA
  • Massachusetts
    Randolph, MA Used Car Dealer
    Town of Randolph
  • Massachusetts
    Bourne, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Bourne
  • Massachusetts
    Stoughton, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Stoughton
  • Massachusetts
    Westfield, MA Used Car Dealer's
    City of Westfield
  • Massachusetts
    Amherst, MA Used Car Dealer's
    Town of Amherst
  • Massachusetts
    Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town Of Reading
  • Massachusetts
    Wareham, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Wareham
  • Massachusetts
    Southwick, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Southwick
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Oxford, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town Of Oxford
  • Massachusetts
    Saugus, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    City Of Saugus
  • Massachusetts
    Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Gill, MA
  • Massachusetts
    Orange, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Orange
  • Massachusetts
    Swansea, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Swansea
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Hopedale, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Hopedale
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Easton, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Easton
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Needham, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Needham
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Yarmouth, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Yarmouth
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Walpole, MA Used Car Dealer Bond
    Town of Walpole
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Rowley, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town Of Rowley
  • Massachusetts
    West Bridgewater, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of West Bridgewater
  • Massachusetts
    Town Of Raynham, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town Of Raynham
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Winchendon, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Winchendon
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Barnstable, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Barnstable
  • Massachusetts
    City of Agawam, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    City of Agawam
  • Massachusetts
    City of Somerset, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    City of Somerset
  • Massachusetts
    Town of North Oxford, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of North Oxford
  • Massachusetts
    City of Somerville, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    City of Somerville
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Kingston, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Kingston
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Andover, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Andover
  • Massachusetts
    Town of Franklin, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    Town of Franklin
  • Massachusetts
    City of Leominster, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    City of Leominster
  • Massachusetts
    City of Melrose, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    City of Melrose
  • Massachusetts
    City of Pittsfield, MA Used Car Dealer's Bond
    City of Pittsfield
  • Massachusetts
    Electric Vehicle Registration Permit Bond
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts, RMV
  • Michigan
    Uniform Vehicle Dealer
    Department of State
  • Michigan
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of State
  • Michigan
    Uniform Manufactured Housing Retailer's Bond
    Michigan - Department of State
  • Michigan
    Uniform Manufactured Housing Retailer's Consumer D
    Dept of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Minnesota
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Public Safety - Driver and Vehicle S
  • Minnesota
    Manufactured Home Dealer
    Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
  • Minnesota
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Public Safety - Driver and Vehicle S
  • Mississippi
    New Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Mississippi
    Designated Agent
    Department of Revenue
  • Mississippi
    New Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Mississippi
    Designated Agent Bond
    Department of Revenue
  • Mississippi
    Designated Agent Bond
    Department of Revenue
  • Mississippi
    Manufactured Housing
    Commissioner of Insurance
  • Missouri
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Bureau - Dealer Licensing Section
  • Missouri
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Bureau - Dealer Licensing Section
  • Missouri
    Used Vehicle Dealer Bond (Springfield, MO)
    City of Springfield License Divisio
  • Montana
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Title and Registration Bureau
  • Montana
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Title and Registration Bureau
  • Nebraska
    50K Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  • Nebraska
    25K Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  • Nebraska
    Motor Vehicle Dealer (K)
    Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  • Nebraska
    Motor Vehicle Dealer (K)
    Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  • Nevada
    Vehicle Industry Business License Bond
    Occupational and Business Licensing
  • Nevada
    Vehicle Industry Business License Bond
    Occupational and Business Licensing
  • Nevada
    Vehicle Industry Business License
    Nevada - Occupational and Business Licensing
  • Nevada
    Body Shop or Garage Business License Bond
    Occupational and Business Licensing
  • Nevada
    Specialty License Plate Bond
    Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Nevada
    Vehicle Registration Program Bond
    Occupational and Business Licensing
  • New Hampshire
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing Bure
  • New Hampshire
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing Bure
  • New Jersey
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing Bure
  • New Jersey
    Used Motor Vehicle Dealer Surety
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing Bure
  • New Mexico
    Vehicle Dealer or Auto Recycler
    Motor Vehicle Division
  • New Mexico
    Vehicle Dealer or Auto Recycler
    Motor Vehicle Division
  • New Mexico
    Title Service Company Bond
    Motor Vehicle Division
  • New York
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • New York
    Automobile Brokers Bond
    Department of State
  • New York
    Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond
    Obligee info for this request was wrong
  • New York
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • New York
    Executive Law Article 21-B
    New York State Deaprtment of State
  • New York
    Second Hand Vehicle Sales
    Town of Hempstead
  • North Carolina
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles - License & Theft Burea
  • North Carolina
    Manufactured Housing Dealers
    Dept of Insurance Division of Motor Vehicle
  • North Carolina
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles - License & Theft Burea
  • North Dakota
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Divis
  • North Dakota
    Mobile Home and Manufactured Home Dealer Bond
    Department of Transportation
  • North Dakota
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Divis
  • Ohio
    Deputy Registrar
    Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Motor Vehi
  • Oklahoma
    Wholesale Motor Vehicle Dealer's Bond
    Used Motor Vehicle & Parts Commission
  • Oklahoma
    Used Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission
  • Oklahoma
    Used Traile, Automobile, Merchandise Salvage or Se
    The City of Oklahoma City-Licensing Division
  • Oklahoma
    Used Motor Vehicle Salesperson's Bond
    Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission
  • Oklahoma
    Manufactured Home Manufacturer's Bond
    Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission
  • Oklahoma
    Motor License Agent Bond
    Oklahoma Tax Commission
  • Oregon
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation - Driver and Motor Ve
  • Oregon
    Manufactured Structures Dealer Bond
    Department of Consumer & Business Services
  • Oregon
    Dismantler or Rebuilder of Vehicles
    Department of Transportation - Driver and Motor Ve
  • Oregon
    Motorcycles, Mopeds, Snowmobiles, ATV
    Dept of Transportation Driver and Motor Vehicle Se
  • Oregon
    Disseminator Bond
    State of Oregon, Dept of Transportation
  • Pennsylania
    Dealer/Agent/Messenger/Salvor
    Department of Transportation - Bureau of Motor Veh
  • Pennsylania
    Dealer/Agent/Messenger/Salvor
    Department of Transportation - Bureau of Motor Veh
  • Pennsylvania
    New, New & Used, Auto, & Mobile Home Dealers
    Dept of Transportation
  • Pennsylvania
    SURETY BOND (Hauling)
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
    Sales Finance Company Bond
    Pennsylvania Department of Banking
  • Pennsylvania
    Official Inspection Station Certificate of Appoint
    Manager of the Vehicle Inspection Division
  • Rhode Island
    Dealer's License
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer's License & Re
  • Rhode Island
    Dealer's License
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer's License & Re
  • South Carolina
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing &
  • South Carolina
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Licensing &
  • South Dakota
    Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles
  • South Dakota
    Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles
  • State of Arizona
    Title Service
    Dealer Licensing Unit, Motor Vehicle Division
  • Tennessee
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Tennessee
    Dealer of Manufactured Homes
    Motor Vehicle Commissioner
  • Tennessee
    Motor Vehicle Auction
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Tennessee
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Tennessee
    Motor Vehicle Auction
    Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Tennessee
    Manufactured Home Stabilizing System Installer Bon
    Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Tennessee
    Modular Building Units Installer Bond
    STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE
  • Tennessee
    Modular Building Units Dealer Bond
    State Fire Marshal's Office - Codes Enforcement
  • Texas
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Divis
  • Texas
    Continuous Manufactured Housing License
    Dept of Housing and Conmmunity Affairs - MHD
  • Utah
    Motor Vehicle Dealer, Crusher, Body Shop
    Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division
  • Utah
    Motor Vehicle Dealer, Crusher, Body Shop
    Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division
  • Utah
    Factory Built Housing Dealer Bond
    Division of Occupational an professional Licensing
  • Vermont
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    VT DOT - Agency of Transportation
  • Virginia
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
  • Virginia
    Motorcycle, Trailer or T&M Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Virginia
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
  • Virginia
    Passenger Carrier/Broker
    Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Virginia
    Extended Service Contract Provider/Obligor
    Vehicle Investment Protection, Inc.
  • Virginia
    Household Goods Carrier
    Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Washington
    Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Manufacturer,
    Department of Licensing
  • Washington
    Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Mfgr, Reg Tow Truck Oper
    Department of Licensing
  • Washington
    Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Mfgr, Reg Tow Truck Oper
    Department of Licensing
  • West Virginia
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Services
  • West Virginia
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Division of Motor Vehicles - Dealer Services
  • Wisconsin
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation
  • Wisconsin
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation
  • Wyoming
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Servi
  • Wyoming
    Motor Vehicle Dealer
    Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Servi
  • Wyoming
    Wyoming Based Manufacturer Bond
    Wyoming Department Of Transportation

Auto Dealer Bond Cost

Each state has a different requirement in terms of the bond amount, so the cost for your business depends on your dealership’s location. Depending on the state, the required motor vehicle dealer bonds can vary widely, from as little as $5,000, up to $100,000.

The cost of your auto dealer bond -- also known as the premium -- is only a percentage of the bond amount, usually between 0.75%-2.5% for standard market applicants, 2.5%-10% for the less qualified. Your premium depends on the specifics of your business, such as your credit score, professional experience, and the overall financial strength of your business. The better these factors are, the smaller the cost will be.

Auto Dealer Bond Cost

How can you decrease your bond premium cost?

The most effective ways include:

  • Improving your credit score, credit is the first thing the underwriter will look at
  • Showcasing your liquid assets and strong financial statements
  • Carefully choosing your surety bond provider
  • Bryant Surety Bonds works only with A-rated, T-listed surety companies, which gives us access to exclusive bonding rates. Additionally, we’ll help you gather all needed documents that will improve your application and lower your costs.

    Bad Credit Program

    Even if you have less-than-perfect credit, or even bankruptcies, tax liens or civil judgments, Bryant Surety Bonds can help you get bonded. We operate a bad credit surety bond program, which helps high-risk applicants get the bonds they need.

    The bond premiums are slightly higher, typically between 5%-14%, in order to compensate for the risk level. We’ll consider your specific situation and will give you the best bonding option, so that you can stay in business and improve your finances.

    How to Get Your Auto Dealer Bond

    Getting your DMV bond, as it’s often called, is a straightforward process. You can apply online and get a quote in minutes, or call (866)-450-3412 and one of our auto dealer bond experts will guide you through the application process.

    To get your exact bond price, you will have to supply a few required personal and financial documents. We’ll review your application, and assess the overall status of your business and the bond premium. And your bond is ready!

    Usually each state requires a specific bond form, so you need to make sure you submit that with your application. Remember to sign the completed bond and keep a copy for future reference. You will have to renew your bond yearly or bi-yearly, depending on the state in which you operate.

    Auto Dealer Bond Renewal Deadlines

    Each state has different renewal deadlines for their dealer bonds. To stay up-to-date, check out the dates for your particular state below.

    • Alabama: Auto Dealer Bonds expire on September 30th.
    • Florida: Dealers have to renew their bonds before April 30th.
    • Georgia: Bonds expire on March 31st of an even year.
    • Illinois: The designated agent bond expires on December 31st.
    • Kansas: Motor vehicle dealer bonds in Kansas expire on December 31st.
    • Louisiana: Dealers are required to renew their bonds before December 31st.
    • Missouri: Motor vehicle dealer bonds expire on December 31st.
    • Montana: Auto Dealer Bonds expire on December 31st.
    • Nebraska: Bonds expire on December 31st.
    • New Jersey: Dealer bond expiration date is March 31st every year.
    • New Mexico: Auto Dealer Bonds expire on March 31st.
    • Oklahoma: Auto dealer have to renew their bonds before December 31st every year.
    • Oregon: Auto Dealer Bonds expire the last day of the month, and they run for a three-year term.
    • Rhode Island: Renewal date is December 31st.
    • Tennessee: Bonds expire on the last day of the month and run for a two-year term.
    • Texas: Auto Dealer Bonds expire on the last day of the month and run for a two-year term.
    • West Virginia: Bonds expire on June 30th.

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