Motor vehicle dealers are required to post a Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond as part of the process to license the dealership. The amount of the bond depends on what type of vehicles are to be sold, the amount of vehicles you plan to sell, and other factors. Read our Car Dealer License Guide to learn more about how to get your dealership licensed and bonded.
The specific bond amount depends on amount of vehicles sold by the dealer yearly.
The price for the bond, also known as the bond premium, is only a small fraction of the bond amount.
This bond guarantees that the principal will abide by all Kentucky state laws and regulations.
The bond is in full force and effect until cancelled, so the obligee must be notified of bond cancellation within 30 days of cancellation.
The applicant should verify the bond amount with the obligee before applying for the bond to ensure the bond amount is correct.
Surety1 is not directly involved with the licensing process, but we’ve compiled this information which may helpful for you.
State licensing fees and requirements:
All licensing fees are required by the obligee, not the surety company.
For more licensing information, visit Kentucky’s official page.