The Florida Motor Vehicle Dealer bond is a type of surety bond and is required by Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) Bureau of Dealer Services issues and renews licenses for more than 15,0000 motor vehicle, auction, salvage, wholesale, mobile home, recreational vehicle dealers and manufacturers, distributors and importers each year.

The bond states that the bondholder shall fully comply with the conditions of any written contract. Contracts made in connection with the sale or exchange of a motor vehicle. Bonds shall be in favor of any person who suffers a loss or damages resulting from theFlorida Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond bondholder’s failure to comply with the conditions of the bond. The bond has a common renewal date of April 1.

Who needs a Florida Motor Vehicle Dealer bond?

The State of Florida requires motor vehicle dealers, mobile home dealers and recreational vehicle dealers be licensed with the state. The Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond is part of the licensing process. Find additional licensing information at FL Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing Requirements.

How do the Motor Vehicle Dealer Licenses Differ?

A Vehicle Franchised dealer sells new motor vehicles under an established agreement. Whereas, the Vehicle Independent dealer buys, sells or deals in used motor vehicles. A $25,000 bond is required for both.

Learn more by reading the Car Dealer License Guide.

How do I apply for the bond?

At we make it easy to obtain your Florida Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond. Our 3 step process is:

  1. Complete our easy to use and secure online application.
  2. Review your free, no obligation quote from one of our professional surety bond agents, usually within 1 business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and make payment (all major credit cards accepted).

Once these steps have been completed, your Motor Vehicle Dealer bond will be mailed to you via tracible mail. The state requires an original signature of the bond principal. (Applicant). Overnight delivery is available for an additional fee. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003 and  represents over a dozen, “A” rated, surety companies. We also maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Florida Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

How to Get Your Florida Motor Vehicle Dealer 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.

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1. Apply Online
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2. Get Your Free Quote
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3. Get Your Bond
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