California Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond - Bonding Solutions

California Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

Required by the State of California to assure that auto dealers operate according to the state licensing regulations.

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What is a California Motor Vehicle Bond?

Sometimes referred to as an Auto Dealer Bond or a Dealer Bond, the California Department of Motor Vehicles requires all licensed dealers to carry a surety bond. The amount of this bond will depend on the type of dealer license.

  • $10,000 surety bond: required for wholesale dealers (who only transact on less than 25 vehicles in a year), ATV Dealers, Motorcycle Dealers, and Motorcycle Lessor-Retailers.
  • $50,000 surety bond: required for all new/used auto dealers who transact on more than 25 vehicles in a calendar year.

Bonding Solutions has specialized in auto dealer surety bonds for over two decades and offer our clients surety direct pricing. Contact us today to get your quote started. 877.841.6745

How much will my bond cost?

The cost of a California Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond will vary based on the dealer’s credit and industry qualifications. Still, generally, the rate will range from 0.5% to 3% on both the $10,000 and $50,000 dealer bonds.

Bonding Solutions has bond programs in place to offer industry-low rates regardless of credit. Call today to get started.

Why is a California Auto Dealer Bond required?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires all dealers operating within the State of California to carry a surety bond while licensed. Once issued, the surety bond will remain active alongside the license until the dealer is no longer licensed or the surety requests a 30-day cancellation.

How do I get started?

Simple. Fill out our 2-minute online application or call us. Once we gather the needed information, we will present your quote. Once you accept those terms, you can pay for the bond online, and we will issue and ship the bond to you the same day.

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California Department of Motor Vehicles Application Requirements

$50,000 Bond Form

$10,000 Bond Form

Bond Cancellation: ARTICLE 13. Cancellation of Bond or Withdrawal of Sureties

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