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California Auto Dealer Bond

If you are looking for information, forms or applications for a California Auto Dealer Bond then connect with a surety expert today by calling (866) 276-3705 or submitting a bond request now. We will make sure to walk you through each step of our simple and easy bonding process.

California auto dealer surety bond costs depend on which auto dealer license type you need.

  • $10,000 Motorcycle, Lessor-Retailer, All-Terrain, or Wholesale Vehicle Dealer Bonds start at $100 annually.
  • $50,000 Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds start at $500 annually

Submit a free quote request and application today and a ProSure Group Surety Agent will be in touch to provide an accurate quote.

A California motor vehicle dealer bond is a surety bond that individuals must file before working as a licensed dealer in the state. California Vehicle Code Division 5 Chapter 4 Section 11710 outlines the requirements for individuals who want to work as a general or wholesale dealer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, transporter, or distributor. The correct amount of surety bond must be filed with the dealer license application, and it must remain active and on file with the state for the duration of the business license.

The Dealer Surety Bond (Form OL 25) is set at $50,000, while the Surety Bond of Motorcycle Dealer, Motorcycle Lessor-Retailer, All-Terrain Vehicle Dealer, or Wholesale Only Dealer (Less than 25 Vehicles per Year) (Form OL 25 B) is set at $10,000. These bonds are commonly referred to as "auto dealer bonds," "motor vehicle dealer bonds," or simply "dealer bonds."

Additional California Motor Vehicle Dealer bond information.

In California, motor vehicle dealers must file a surety bond as a requirement set by the CA DMV, who operates as the “Obligee”. The auto dealer bond acts as an agreement that the dealer will operate in compliance with regulatory laws. The auto dealer is the "principal" who files the bond, and the insurance company is the "surety" that issues the bond and backs the dealer's obligations. Any successful claims paid out by the surety must be reimbursed by the principle. With a motor vehicle dealer bond in place, dealers can ensure that they're meeting California's requirements and avoid any potential issues with their business license.

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Type Bond Obligee Bond Amount
License California Dealer Surety Bond : Motor Vehicle Dealer California Department of Motor Vehicles
License California Dealer Surety Bond : Motorcycle Dealer, Motorcycle Lessor-retailer, All-terrain Vehicle Dealer or Wholesale-Only Dealer California Department of Motor Vehicles