The California Interstate Carrier Bond is required by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, in the amount of $50,000. The bond states that the bondholder shall comply with the rules established by the Department. In addition, they shall pay all sums due for any loss or damage arising from activities under the vehicle code suffered by the State.
What is the purpose of a California Interstate Carrier Bond?
The Interstate Carrier Program, formerly known as the Bonded Web User Program, was established by the Department of Motor Vehicles. It allows Interstate Carrier Program partners to provide electronic International Registration Plan vehicle registration services.
Who needs the Bond?
Any individual or business that wants to be issued an Interstate Carrier Partner permit is required to be bonded.
Who can apply for a Permit?
- Vehicle leasing company or vehicle rental company that processes International Registration Plan vehicle registrations for their own business
- Registration Service company holding a valid registration service license issued by the department
- Motor Carrier Association
Applicant’s must complete, sign and submit the Interstate Carrier Program Application form. The application fee is a non-refundable $349. Visit the State’s website for additional requirements.
How do I obtain a California Interstate Carrier Bond?
First, start the process by completing our easy to navigate, online application form. Next, one of our surety agents will contact you with a firm quote on the bond premium. After that, we’ll collect payment and have you sign the agreement. Your California Interstate Carrier bond will soon arrive through USPS Priority Mail. Overnight delivery is also available for an additional fee.
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