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Maryland Vehicle Dealer Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Manufacturer Bond is required by the Administrator of Motor Vehicles, State of Maryland. The bond states that the bondholder shall conduct the business in full compliance with those Sections of the Transportation Article, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as set forth in the Regulations of the Administrator of Motor Vehicles for the State of Maryland.

What is the purpose of a Maryland Vehicle Dealer Bond?

The bond is one of the requirements of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration for those who would like to obtain a business license to establish a new dealership for selling new or used vehicles.  

How do you determine the bond amount?

The amount depends on the number of vehicles sold.

New Vehicle

  • 1-500 vehicles sold – $50,000
  • 501-1,000 – $75,000
  • 1,001-2,500 – $100,000
  • Over 2,500 – $300,000

Used Vehicle

  • 1-250 vehicles sold – $15,000
  • 251-500 – $25,000
  • 501-1,000 – $35,000
  • 1,001-2,500 – $50,000
  • Over 2,500 – $150,000

What are the other requirements that need to be submitted aside from the surety bond?

New Vehicle Dealer

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Zoning Approval Form
  3. Power of attorney – required only when a rider or new surety bond is submitted
  4. Proof of Worker’s Compensation coverage
  5. Criminal background check
  6. Trader’s license copy
  7. Business registration letter
  8. Automotive Repair Facility Contract
  9. Franchise Approval from the manufacturer
  10. A new vehicle certification form
  11. Insurance Information Form

Used Vehicle Dealer

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Zoning Approval Form
  3. Power of attorney
  4. Criminal background check
  5. Trader’s license copy
  6. Business registration letter
  7. Automotive Repair Facility Contract
  8. Insurance Information Form

Where can I get a Maryland Vehicle Dealer Bond?

The first step is to complete our easy to navigate, free online application form Next you will be contacted by one of our licensed agents with a no-obligation quote on the bond premium. Finally,  when you’re ready to proceed, pay the premium, sign the necessary paperwork and we will send you the bond right away.

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How to Get Your Maryland 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 Maryland Vehicle Dealer Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
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