The Connecticut Repair Shop Bond is a type of surety bond required to obtain a repair shop regulated business license. The bond is required by the Connecticut DMV. It’s illegal to repair motor vehicles in Connecticut without a Connecticut repair shop regulated business license. It’s also illegal to repair or sell motor vehicles within Connecticut if you only have an out-of-state dealer license. There are two category’s of repairer licenses, limited and general. The limited repair shop license includes any qualified person engaged in the business of making minor repairs, including repair and replacement of cooling, electrical, fuel and exhaust systems; brake adjustments, relining and repair; wheel alignment and balancing; and shock absorber repair and replacement and has successfully passed an exam given by the DMV. The surety bond amount for a limited repairers license is $15,000.
The general repair shop license includes any person, firm or corporation engaged in repairing, overhauling, adjusting, assembling or disassembling any motor vehicle, but shall exclude a person engaged in making repairs to tires, upholstering, glazing, general blacksmithing, welding and machine work on motor vehicle parts when parts involving such work are disassembled or reassembled by a licensed repairer. The Connecticut Repair Shop Bond amount for general repairer is $25,000.
The premium for the surety bond (amount you pay) is small percentage of this amount.
How to obtain a Connecticut Repair Shop Bond
At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:
- Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application. 1
- Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
- Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium
Once these steps have been completed, the Connecticut Repair Shop Bond will be shopped to the bond principal (licensee) to be signed and delivered to the DMV.
1.The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license.
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