The California Certificate of Title Bond is required by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It’s also referred to as a Motor Vehicle Ownership Surety Bond.
This form is used to support the issuance of a California title when regular evidence of ownership for the vehicle is not obtainable. Determination if a bond is required is based on the value of the vehicle.
The bond must be conditioned to protect the department, the applicant, and any future owner against loss resulting from any defect in, or undisclosed claim upon, ownership of the vehicle.
If you recently bought a car and do not have a title or the title has been damaged or lost, you might need to get a Bonded Title. This is essentially a title based on the value of the vehicle when the original proof of ownership has been lost or damaged and cannot be reproduced. In order to obtain a bonded title, the following must be submitted to the DMV:
If you do not know how much your Certificate of Title Bond needs to be, you must call the DMV to find out. Surety companies do not know how much your bond needs to be for, only the DMV can give an accurate bond amount. You cannot fully complete our application and we cannot write your bond until the DMV tells you how much the bond amount is, so be sure to get that information to start.
Once you find out your required bond amount from the DMV complete our free online application. This will only take a few minutes to complete. Next, one of our agents will contact you with a quote on the cost to obtain your bond. As our quote is no-obligation, you can then decide if you would like to move forward with purchasing the bond. After that, we will collect the premium payment. Your new bond will be sent out via USPS Priority Mail. Overnight shipping is available for an additional fee.
Surety1 has been writing California Certificate of Title Bonds since 2003. We are licensed in all 50 states, represent over a dozen “A” rated markets. And maintain an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau for our fast and friendly service.