How much does a designated agent bond cost in Alabama?
The Alabama Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division requires the following professionals to post $10,000 non-dealer designated agent surety bonds before conducting business in the state:
- licensed financial institutions
- out-of-state financial institutions (manufactured homes only)
- law firms (manufactured homes only)
- title agents (manufactured homes only)
The $10,000 required bond amount is current as of August 1, 2014.
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Why do I need this bond?
By posting an Alabama non-dealer designated agent bond, principals (designated agents) pledge to conduct business according to the laws of the state.
If the principal conducts unlawful business, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal, in turn, must reimburse the surety for any damages paid out.
What’s the fine print?
Designated agent bonds in Alabama remain in full force and effect until canceled. The surety can be released and discharged from liability to the state by filing a written request to be released and discharged with the Department of Revenue. The surety is released 60 days after the request is filed.
How to become a designated agent in Alabama
To become a registered designated agent in Alabama, applicants must meet the following license-based qualification requirements:
- licensed financial institutions - submit a copy of their Title 5, Chapter 19, State Banking License or equivalent
- pawnshops - submit copy of Alabama Pawnshop License
- out-of-state financial institutions (manufactured homes only) - submit a copy of company’s State business or regulatory license
- law firms (manufactured homes only) - submit a copy of document evidencing that a principal of the firm is admitted to the State Bar
- title agents (manufactured homes only) - submit a copy of certificate of authority issued by the Alabama Department of Insurance
Other registration requirements include:
- submitting a completed designated agent package (available on the department’s website)
- completing a training course conducted by the department
- establishing an ETAPS account
- and more
Complete licensing information can be accessed from the Important Links section of this page.
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