877-654-2327 All New Surety Bonds

877-930-8127 - Renewals Department
Surety1 was Founded in 2003.  Low-Cost Bond Provider.  Over 150,000 Happy Customers and Counting!   Apply For Your Bond >

New York Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

Click Here for a Free, No Obligation Quote

Motor vehicle dealers are required to post a New York 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.

Surety Bond

  • Required by: New York Commissioner of Motor Vehicles
  • Minimum Bond Amount: $20,000
  • Maximum Bond Amount: $100,000
  • Valid: Continuous – Renewable

The price for the bond, also known as the bond premium, is only a small fraction of the bond amount.

The specific bond amount is determined on the amount and type of vehicles sold annually:

  • 50 or fewer used – $20,000
  • 50 or more used – $100,000
  • New vehicles- $50,000

The applicant should verify the bond amount with the obligee before applying for the bond to ensure the bond amount is correct.

This bond guarantees the principal will abide by all New York state laws and regulations along with all laws outlined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law section 415(6-b).

Since this bond is continuous, it remains in full force and effect until it is cancelled. If it is cancelled, a written notice of cancellation must be submitted to the obligee at least 60 days prior to the cancellation date.


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:

  • Surety bond
  • License application
  • Supporting application documents
  • $260 MV-50 fee
  • Certificate of authority
  • $487.50 business fee
  • Original facility application (VS-1)

All licensing fees are required by the obligee, not the surety company.

For more licensing information, visit New York’s official page.



How to Get Your New York 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 New York Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
1. Apply Online Using our Free & Secure Application 2. Get Your Free Quote Applications are No-Obligation 3. Get Your Bond Most Bonds are Approved in 1-2 Business Days