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Motor vehicle dealers are required to post a Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond as part of the process to license the dealership. This is a type of surety bond and is required by the Ohio Bureau ofOhio Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Motor Vehicles (BMV)The title of the required surety bond is MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE DEFECT SURETY BOND. The required bond amount is $25,000 and the cost of the surety bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms. Only used car dealers are required to obtain an Ohio Motor Vehicle Title Defect Surety Bond.

How to Get a Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

At we make it easy to obtain your surety bond. Our simple, 3 step process is as follows:

  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.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond will be shipped to the bond principal (licensee) for the required original signature prior to submitting it to the BMV.
1 – The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. 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. We also maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealer License Requirements

Surety1 is not directly involved with the licensing process, but we’ve compiled this information which may helpful for you. The State of Ohio requires you to have a net worth of at least $75,000 before you apply for an Ohio dealer license.

State licensing fees and requirements:

  • Ohio Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond
  • License application
  • Supporting application documents
  • $50 permit fee
  • $150 title defect rescission fund fee
  • Business on-site inspection
  • Net worth of at least $75,000
  • Fingerprinting

All licensing fees are required by the obligee, not the surety company. For more licensing information, visit Ohio’s official page.

Read our Car Dealer License Guide to learn more about how to get your dealership licensed and bonded.




How to Get Your Ohio 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 Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

How to Get Bonded

1. Apply Online
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2. Get Your Free Quote
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3. Get Your Bond
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Surety1 was founded in 2003 and helps thousands of clients find the best prices on their surety bonds. We take pride in our work so that we can give you great service. Learn more about Surety1.

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