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Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dealer Surety Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

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.

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Surety Bond

  • Required by: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Minimum Bond Amount: $20,000
  • Maximum Bond Amount: Varies
  • Valid: Renewable

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

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

If the bond is cancelled, the obligee must be notified of the cancellation at least 60 days before the cancellation date.

This bond guarantees the principal will abide by all Pennsylvania state laws and regulations.

Licensing

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
  • Proof of insurance
  • $60 Motor Vehicle Transaction Recovery Fund fee
  • Criminal background check for each officer
  • Business contact information
  • $65 application fee
  • Completed MV-375 form

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

Licenses must be renewed by May 31st of every odd-numbered year. This is required by the obligee, not the surety company.

For more licensing information, visit Pennsylvania’s official site.

 

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