Kentucky Auto Dealer Bond

    Auto, Motorcycle, and truck dealers must be licensed with the state. Trailer dealers are not required to be licensed. To qualify for a license the dealer must have an established place of business and a business name which identifies them as a vehicle dealer.
    Dealers must have at least one licensed salesperson per location. Use tax must be paid for any new vehicles sold
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Dealer License Fees:

  • $100 annually

Kentucky Dealer Surety Bond

A $15,000 auto dealer bond may be required (dependent on state determination)

  • Bond: Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
  • Obligee: Motor Vehicle Commission
  • Obligee Address: 105 Seahorse Road, Suite 1, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
  • Required Expiration Date of Dealer Bond: N/A
  • Surety Bond: Not Continuous, Requires Continuation Certificate
  • Bond Form Revision Date: N/A

Bad Credit Program for Auto Dealers

Kentucky MVD’s with a low credit scores, or public records on their personal credit report (Bankruptcy, Liens, Collection, or Civil Judgments) may find a difficult time getting bonded. Bryant Surety Bonds, Inc offers a Bad Credit Surety Bond Program that is specially tailored to your needs and can get you approved. This program is available for all high Auto Dealers.

*Information for state licensing is provided as a guide, always verify with the state that the information is correct.

How to apply:

1.) Visit the commercial application page.
2.) Complete our online application.