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South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds are required by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for all motor vehicle dealers in South Carolina. 

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What is a South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond?

Motor vehicle dealer bonds in South Carolina are mandatory to obtain to conduct any business in the state. This auto dealer bond, similar to other surety bonds, acts as an agreement between three separate parties the vehicle dealer (principal), the South Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (obligee), and the surety company. This bond is required in order to protect the car buyer, not the dealer. 

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How much will my South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Cost?

The price of your bond depends on a few indicators, such as industry regulations and the applicant’s credit. An auto dealer bond, similar to other surety bonds, is subject to underwriting. Therefore you are not required to pay the entire bond amount but only a percentage based on your credit. Typically motor vehicle dealers will pay 0.5% to 10% of the total bond amount. In the state of South Carolina, there are two auto dealer bonds required. Pricing below: 

  • $15,000 – All dealers, wholesalers, or Travel Trailers
  • $30,000 – Wholesale Auto Auction, Motorcycle Dealers, or Motorcycle Wholesalers

Bonding Solutions has worked alongside clients and agents for over20 years. Our proprietary programs have helped auto dealers receive industry-low pricing on their bonds. Receive your free quote today.

Why is a South Carolina Auto Dealer Bond Required?

Surety bonds are required by The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure the public’s safety. The state mandates that a surety bond is posted to ensure the buyer that the motor vehicle dealer conducts business according to Title 56 of the South Carolina Code of Laws related to motor vehicle dealers. If any illegal business or fraud wrongs a consumer, they can make a claim against the auto dealer bond.

How do I get started?

Posting your surety bond is a simple process when working with Bonding Solutions. Start by taking our two-minute online application or give us a call. After we receive the required information, we will send you a quote on the requested bond. Finally, you pay for the bond, then we email and ship it to you the same day.

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Additional Resources

Code of Laws Title 56- South Carolina

South Carolina Senate Bill 321

South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles: Dealer Licenses

Surety Bond List

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