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California Registration Service Bond

How much does a registration service bond cost in California?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires anyone who approves vehicle registration ownership, renews vehicle registration or transfers vehicle ownership to post $25,000 surety bonds.

These bonds are subject to underwriting consideration, so the price you’ll pay depends on a review of your personal credit report. The best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your bond is to request your free bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Registration Service Bond $25,000 Starts at $500 $1,000-2,000 Greater than $2,500 Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

By posting a California registration service bond, principals (registration service agents) pledge to not cause any loss to the public or the state as a result of the principal’s unethical or unlawful business practices. Prohibited actions under this bond include:

  • knowingly or negligently accepting false statements submitted to the registration service
  • permitting or committing fraudulent practices
  • using a false or fictitious name
  • operating with a suspended license
  • and more

If the principal violates the terms of the surety contract, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for any damages paid out.

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What’s the fine print?

Registration service bonds in California remain in full force and effect and run concurrently with the license period. The surety can cancel the bond in accordance with Article 13 (commencing with section 996.310), Chapter 2, Title 14, Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

How to become a registration service in California

To become a legally-operating registration service in California, applicants must complete and submit a licensing packet to the Department of Motor Vehicles. A completed licensure packet includes:

  • application for occupational license for registration service
  • surety bond
  • copy of valid driver’s license or ID
  • verifiable social security number
  • property use verification for registration service
  • request for live scan service (fingerprints)
  • and more

A full list of licensing requirements can be accessed via the Important Links section of this page.

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California Department of Motor Vehicles Surety Bond OL 605 - Registration Service Bond form

California Vehicle Code Section 11400-11413

California Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Service Application Checklist

California Department of Motor Vehicles Application for Original Occupational License for Registration Service

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