The California Motor Vehicle Ownership Surety Bond is required by the Registration Division of the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bond does not protect you; it protects the DMV from you in case someone with the title claims that the vehicle is theirs.
What is the purpose of a California Lost Title Bond?
It is important to have a title for your car, as this is required in order to sell or junk your car. When you don’t have the required supporting evidence of ownership, 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, you will need to submit the following to the DMV:
- Application form
- Statement of Facts form
- Weight certificate
- California Motor Vehicle Ownership Surety Bond
What is the Bond Amount?
Surety companies do not determine the bond amount. Only the DMV can give an accurate amount. California requires the fair market value of the vehicle. If you do not know how much your California Lost Title Bond needs to be, call the DMV to find out.
Where can I get a California Lost Title Bond?
Surety1 can easily get you the bond that you need. You can be assured of the lowest rates as we have partnered with over a dozen A-rated surety markets. We have friendly agents who are willing to answer all your queries and give you only the best service.
First, start the process by completing our easy to navigate, free online application form. Then, after your application has been submitted, one of our surety agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote on the bond premium. After that, once you are ready to move forward, you just need to pay the premium and sign the agreement. Lastly, your bond will be mailed to you by USPS Priority Mail. Overnight delivery is also available for an additional fee.
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