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What's inside?

  • Step-by-step instructions on getting your business registration in Missouri
  • 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. Missouri business registration requirements

  • 2.1. Pick a business type
  • 2.2. Register with the Secretary of State (SoS)
  • 2.3. Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS
  • 2.4. Register with the Missouri Department of Revenue (DoR) and your county
  • 3. Dealer Licensing

  • 3.1. Licensing requirements
    • 3.1.1. Secure a business location and comply with local zoning ordinances
    • 3.1.2. Comply with facility requirements
    • 3.1.3. Complete a criminal background check
    • 3.1.4. Obtain garage liability insurance
    • 3.1.5. Pass a Dealer Educational Seminar (used dealer license applicants only!)
  • 3.1.6. Enter into a franchise authorization agreement (new vehicle dealer license applicants only!)
  • 3.1.7. Get a $50,000 auto dealer surety bond
  • 3.1.8. Pass a dealership inspection
  • 3.1.9. Complete your license application and attach all additional documents
  • 3.1.10. Pay fees and submit your application
  • 3.2. 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?
  • About bryant surety bonds

  • 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 Missouri 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 Missouri.