An Ohio Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel Bond is a type of surety bond required by the Ohio Department of Taxation for any person or business that imports, acquires, or sells motor fuel within the state. It acts as a financial guarantee to ensure that the dealer fulfills their tax obligations and other legal requirements. For More information, visit the Ohio Department of Taxation – Pertinent Facts Pertaining to Motor FuelOhio Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel Bond Dealers:

The bond amount is determined by the Department of Taxation based on factors like the dealer’s annual fuel volume and tax liability, subject to a minimum amount of $5,000. The cost of the surety bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

How to Get a Ohio Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel Bond

At we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day. 2
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Ohio Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license.
2- Subject to underwriter approval, based on aggregate surety bond exposure, additional underwriting information may be required is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

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Who Needs the Surety Bond?

  • Anyone importing motor fuel into Ohio: This includes importing from another state or foreign country, either in bulk or for subsequent sale and distribution.
  • Those acquiring motor fuel by any means into a terminal in Ohio: This encompasses various methods like pipeline, truck, or barge.
  • Dealers selling motor fuel within Ohio: This covers retail stations, wholesalers, and distributors.


  • Consumers purchasing fuel for personal use: Individuals buying fuel for their own vehicles are not required to obtain the Ohio Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel Bond.
  • Government agencies and non-profit organizations: These entities typically have different tax regulations and are usually exempt.

What does the Bond Do?

  • Ensures tax payments: The bond guarantees that the dealer pays all motor fuel excise taxes collected from customers to the Ohio Department of Taxation.
  • Protects creditors: If the dealer defaults on any financial obligations related to motor fuel transactions, the bond can be used to compensate creditors.
  • Promotes compliance: The financial stake represented by the bond incentivizes dealers to adhere to Ohio’s motor fuel tax laws and regulations.

If the surety company pays a claim on the bond, it will seek restitution from the bond principal (licensee).

How to Get Your Ohio Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel 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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