DOT Motor Vehicle Conformance Bond

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What Is A DOT Motor Vehicle Conformance Bond? 

A Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards Bond, also known as a DOT Motor Vehicle Conformance Bond, is required for importing nonconforming vehicles into the United States. 

A nonconforming vehicle is one that lacks the manufacturer's certification verifying it’s up to code with U.S. standards. The bond ensures the importer will modify the vehicle as needed within 120 days of arrival. 

How Much Does a DOT Motor Vehicle Conformance Bond Cost?

The premium for a DOT conformance bond is based on the bond amount you need. The  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires the bond amount to be equal to 150% of the vehicle's value. Verify this exact dollar amount before purchasing your bond. 

You can expect to pay a premium of 1—10% of the bond total based on your credit score. Apply now to get a free quote.

Bond Type
$1,000-$200,000Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards Bond

How to Get a Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards Bond

Working with SuretyBonds.com is the fastest and easiest way to get a DOT Conformance bond. Follow these four simple steps: 

  1. Apply online at SuretyBonds.com 
  2. Get a free quote within one business day
  3. Purchase your bond online or over the phone
  4. File the bond with the NHTSA

After you checkout, we’ll mail the official bond document for you to sign and file with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You can opt for two-day, next-day or overnight shipping. 

Who Needs a Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards Bond? 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires the registered importer of any non-conforming vehicle to be bonded to ensure they will get the car aligned with DOT standards. 

How Do I Renew My DOT Motor Vehicle Conformance Bond?

DOT conformance bonds have a one-year-term and require annual renewal. A SuretyBonds.com rep will contact you before your policy expires. Here is the simple renewal process we follow:

  1. Pay your premium online or over the phone
  2. Sign and submit any additional documentation, if required
  3. File renewal documentation with your obligee, if required

Can I Get a Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards Bond With Bad Credit? 

Poor credit shouldn’t stop you from applying for the bond you need! Our team works hard to approve 99% of applicants. Plus, we partner with the top providers nationwide to get you the best rate possible even with low credit. Learn more about our bad credit bonding program. 

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