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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 or Lost Car Title Bond. 

What is the purpose of the California Certificate of Title 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:

  • A completed application form (available from DMV)
  • A statement of facts form
  • Weight certificate
  • A California Certificate of Title Surety Bond

California Certificate of Title Surety Bond

What is the Bond Amount?

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. 

Where can I get a California Certificate of Title Bond? makes it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple 3 step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the California Certificate of Title Bond will be shipped for the required original signature before it is delivered to the DMV. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

How to Get Your California Certificate of Title Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

How to Get Bonded

1. Apply Online
Using our Free & Secure Application
2. Get Your Free Quote
Applications are No-Obligation
3. Get Your Bond
Most Bonds are Approved in 1-2 Business Days

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