The Georgia Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title Bond is required by the Georgia Department of Revenue. The bond protects prior and subsequent owners from any loss or damage by the issuance of the Certificate Title to the applicant.
Who needs a Certificate of Title Bond?
When applying for a title and you don’t have the required proof of ownership documents to obtain a title in your name, you can obtain a Certificate of Title bond and receive 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.
To get a bonded title the owner must be a legal resident of Georgia and the vehicle must require a title. The vehicle can not be a 1985 or older year model. As well as, not be an abandoned vehicle.
Apply for a Bonded Title at your County Tag office. Prepare the following documentation to take with you:
- Form MV-1/Tag Application
- Georgia Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title Bond
- MV-46A Certificate of Title Bond Affidavit
- T-22B Certificate of Inspection
- Report from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System
- Any available ownership papers
- Payment of $18 for the title fee
What is the bond amount?
The bond amount must be two times the average retail value of the vehicle; not less than $5,000. Use the valuation of property listed in the Motor Vehicle Ad Valorem Assessment Manual. If you are unsure of the amount call the DMV to find out. Surety companies cannot provide this amount for you. Please note you cannot fully complete our application and we cannot write your bond until a bond amount is established.
The bonded title must be applied for within six months of the bond’s issue date.
How do I get a Georgia Vehicle Certificate of Title Bond?
At Surety1 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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