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What's inside?

  • Step-by-step instructions on getting your business registration in Maryland
  • Information on licensing requirements for all dealer license types
  • Overview of the costs associated with getting licensed and bonded
  • A printable checklist with all licensing requirements for your convenience!

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

  • 1.1. Overview
  • 1.2. Dealer license types
  • 2. Maryland business registration requirements

  • 2.1. Pick a business type
  • 2.2. Register with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) and other state authorities
  • 2.3. Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS
  • 2.4. Register with the Maryland Comptroller
  • 3. Dealer Licensing

  • 3.1. Initial licensing requirements
    • 3.1.1. Secure a location and receive zoning approval
    • 3.1.2. Comply with location requirements
    • 3.1.3. Complete your license application form
    • 3.1.4. Schedule a Dealer Site Inspection
    • 3.1.5. Attend a Dealer Orientation Class
  • 3.2. Additional Licensing Requirements
    • 3.2.1. Sign up for the Electronic Registration and Titling (ERT) program
    • 3.2.2. Complete the MVA Criminal Record Request Form (CS-011)
    • 3.2.3. Obtain an auto dealer surety bond (CS-067A)
    • 3.2.4. Obtain a Trader's License
    • 3.2.5. Provide verification of franchise agreements (for new dealers only!)
    • 3.2.6. Provide proof of business registration with the SDAT
    • 3.2.7. Submit your application and pay fees
  • 3.3. License Renewal
  • 4. Bonding

  • 4.1. What is an auto dealer bond?
  • 4.2. How much does the auto dealer bond cost?
  • 4.3. How to get bonded?
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  • Appendix: Printable licensing checklists

About the Author

Todd Bryant

Todd Bryant is the President and CEO of Bryant Surety Bonds. He frequently shares his expertise on everything related to licensing and bonding requirements in an effort to help aspiring entrepreneurs

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Bryant surety bonds

Bryant Surety Bonds is a surety agency with a long track record of assisting auto dealers get bonded in all 50 states.

We get a great number of dealer bond requests from Maryland and a lot of questions related to the bonding and licensing process. This is why we decided to share our expertise and provide this free resource on everything related to getting your dealer license and bond in Maryland.